The liberal left has been quick to politicize tragedy in 2019, and this weekend was no exception after a pair of unrelated mass shootings took place in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
The incidents are the latest in a long line of mental illness-inspired attacks, and have been the focal point of the news cycle ever since. Predictably, for the left, the issue is about access to firearms and the Second Amendment – a shortsighted view of the larger, more complex issues involving what drove these madmen to action.
Still, being that we are in the midst of a massively contentious election cycle, it comes as no surprise that candidates the nation over would be rolling out their strictest views on gun control in the days following these tragedies, with some even going so far as to suggest that our entire Second Amendment needs an overhaul.
Favreau commented on gun licensing and mandatory buybacks in Australia and asked if O’Rourke would support them as president?
O’Rourke responded, “Yes. And I’m open to them right now as a candidate.”
Beto wasn’t finished there, saying:
“It absolutely has to be part of the conversation. And at the end of the day, if it’s going to save lives, it it’s going to prevent the kinds of tragedies that we saw in El Paso, Gilroy, and Dayton, or this weekend in Chicago or allover this country on a daily basis, then let’s move forward and do it.”
Again, it should be noted that these sort of solutions are legal remedies for an extralegal problem. Criminals, including mass shooters, are in no way concerned with adhering to the law, period, making this sort of gun confiscation little more than lip service to the liberal base.
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