Anti-gunners have stopped pretending to feel bad about politicizing tragedy.
Former President Barak Obama joined dozens of his fellow gun grabbers yesterday afternoon to galvanize his base of supporters around renewed calls to “reduce the weaponry in our midst.”
“May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst,” he tweeted at 4:51 pm, less than six hours after the gunman opened fire.
He wasn’t alone. The cacophony of gun control advocates has crescendoed on social media to promote a pet policy, attack the NRA, or condemn gun owners.
“Can you sleep tonight, colleagues, when the price of gun lobby goodwill is this — blood soaked church and school floors, city streets,” said U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who introduced a universal background check bill last month.
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., turned his attention to the NRA and included a not-so-subtle plug for the 2018 midterm elections. “Screw the @NRA & can you help Dems take back the House,” he tweeted.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., took a similar tack.
“How many more people must die at churches or concerts or schools before we stop letting the @NRA control this country’s gun policies?” she tweeted.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called on Congress to use their legislative authority to ensure that nothing bad ever happens again.
“We have a solemn obligation to the victims of Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, Orlando, Newtown and the many tragic shootings that occur each day to respond not only with prayer and unwavering love, but with action,” she said. “Much more needs to be done in the Congress to ensure that no other family is forced to endure such an unimaginable tragedy.”
The anti-gun organizations echoed their brethren in Congress, complaining that legislators have failed to use their power to prevent mass-casualty events.
“It is time for every single American to get off the sidelines and demand our lawmakers reject the NRA, which has far too much influence over our gun laws,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, in a statement.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence followed suit.
“After every horrific event, thoughts and prayers are offered, but action is not,” the org complained in a statement. “Now is the time for citizens to stand up, hold our elected officials accountable and demand changes to ensure dangerous people do not have ready access to guns.”
Amidst all the virtue-signaling, however, Pelosi and her ilk conveniently fail to mention the hero who shot the shooter and forced him to leave the premises. They also haven’t mentioned that the shooter sought and failed to obtain a concealed carry permit, yet he carried a firearm onto church premises anyway.
When you’re trying to win a midterm election, it seems, only those facts that help your narrative are worth including in a tweet.