On Monday, america suffered yet one more mass capturing. The gunman within the Boulder, Colorado incident was armed with a Ruger AR-556.
As is the norm when a mass capturing happens, Democrats referred to as for widespread sense gun reform. Just like the stimulus invoice, gun management just isn’t solely fashionable with Democratic voters. Polls usually present assist for expanded gun management within the 80’s or 90’s.
Nonetheless, Republican Senators have been ready to combat towards any laws that will stop folks from shopping for weapons of warfare. Main this cost is Lindsey Graham. The South Carolina lawmaker is daring Joe Biden to convey a assault weapon invoice to the senate flooring.
Graham told the Washington Examiner, “If there have been a vote tomorrow to ban ‘assault weapons’ — I’ll make a prediction — a majority of the Senate would reject that vote. There are Democrats dwelling in crimson states that can’t vote for an ‘assault weapons’ ban, however each time there’s a tragic capturing on this nation, the Left makes use of it as a purpose to seize a gun [from a] lawful gun proprietor.”
The South Carolina lawmaker continued with a typical Republican speaking level, “Republicans should not going to provide floor on the concept of banning the assault weapon. The weapon just isn’t the issue, it’s the psychological well being points round individuals who use the weapon.”
Graham even bragged about proudly owning an assault weapon himself. “I need to vote on an ‘assault weapons’ ban. I personal an AR-15 — now, why do I personal it? As a result of I’ve the fitting to personal it, and I selected to personal it. The AR-15 I personal has a medallion on it with my reserve unit, so it means lots to me, but when there’s a breakdown of legislation and order [or] a pure catastrophe and the gangs are roaming by a neighborhood, what home do they go to the final?”
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