Kirsters Baish| America is still mourning the loss of those killed in the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting that took place on October 1st at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Unfortunately, the Left has decided to turn this tragedy into a tool in their political agenda to strip Americans of their rights, more specifically the right to bear arms. Gun control seems to be one of the favorite reoccurring demands of Democrats, and they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to push aside any respect for the victims to utilize this massacre as a way to force gun control down the throats of Americans. They are under the impression that if they claim that legislation would have stopped this tragedy, however, they are wrong.
CNN hosted a town hall debate on Wednesday, where House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi answered questions on gun control. She was doing her best to keep it together until one man, a former Marine, stood up and asked her a question that she simply couldn’t answer.
Retired Marine Captain Dan Hinkson, who is now a gun store owner in Virginia, stated, “My question is … what new law can we put out there that would stop something like this?”
Pelosi should have checked her facts prior to the debate, because she clearly didn’t know that background checks were already a requirement. She answered, “That is to have background checks, gun violence prevention, background checks, and to have them be effective.”
Hinkson calmly stated, “they all get checked.” This was after Pelosi said that she was “sure” the people that he sold his guns to wouldn’t mind having a background check done on them.
“They all get checked. They all get checked. They all get checked. But there are loopholes,” she stammered. The woman sounded like a broken record for crying out loud.
It didn’t take long for Pelosi to start talking herself in circles about gun show loopholes and creating more in-depth background checks. CNN host Chris Coumo seemed to realize that Pelosi was making a fool of herself at this point, and he began answering the question for her. He brought bump stocks into the conversation… but he didn’t make Pelosi’s argument sound any better.
When speaking about legislation to ban bump stocks (which can turn a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic weapon) Pelosi said, “Well, that is something that we should do right away.” She threw the word bipartisan in there to try to appeal to the masses.
She talked herself into an even bigger hole when she said “People were not aware of the bump stock or the bump fire stock, whatever, people call it one thing or another.”
The Left doesn’t seem to understand that they should be doing research before going on television to tell the masses about how badly they want to ban something. Maybe if they sounded like they knew what they were talking about they would have a better chance at convincing people.
Even the Left is getting sick of Pelosi. Her broken record responses aren’t helping anyone, including herself. It’s time for her to get out of the way and let someone else do the talking. They still won’t convince me to give up my rights, but I’m sure they could put forth a little more of an effort.