Americans are grieving. Another mentally disturbed person has walked into a public setting, armed with a firearm, and started indiscriminately killing innocent people. Such events are horrific. This time, the crazed rampage happened at a Texas elementary school.
An 18-year-old resident of Uvalde, Texas, walked unobstructed into Robb Elementary School. Once Salvador Ramos was inside the school, he entered a classroom where he barricaded himself inside.
Ramos proceeded to execute 19 schoolchildren and two teachers. Anytime such things happen, it is a tragedy. But instead of working towards a mutual compromise to harden our schools against such attacks, liberals want to take away guns.
It’s like clockwork. Within minutes of a tragic shooting, Democrats begin targeting the Second Amendment. But do liberal, Second Amendment-repealing Democrats express the viewpoints of most Americans?
National surveys about what to do about gun violence do not agree. The majority of Americans believe that there should be tougher penalties for gun crimes. They do not share the crazy notion that guns are to blame.
Most Americans agree with the Second Amendment. Barely one out of five Americans believes that the Second Amendment should be repealed. Nearly six out of 10 support the Second Amendment.
When Joe Biden said that “no amendment is absolute”, he was targeting the amendment that guarantees Americans have the right to own firearms. He meant what he said. Democrats have had their eye on the Second Amendment for years.
Their lopsided, unrealistic solutions to gun violence are why Congress cannot pass legislation that will help save lives. Democrats will not step away from their radical desire to obliterate a constitutional right that is popular with most Americans.
In 2013, Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Thorn Tillis (R-North Carolina) introduced a bill to help improve background checks for gun purchases. Democrats derailed the legislation.
But these same liberal lunatics will scream that Congress does nothing in the face of these horrific mass killings. That’s not true. Workable solutions have been proposed, but they don’t want them because they don’t go far enough. They want to repeal the Second Amendment.
Furthermore, Grassley and other senators proposed legislation that would have helped harden our vulnerable schools. If it had passed, schools such as Robb Elementary would have been better able to stop such tragedies from ever happening. Democrats derailed that bill as well.
These two key pieces of legislation would have helped keep guns out of the hands of criminals and helped secure our schools. Democrats put up roadblocks to prevent them from becoming legislation. Why would they do such a thing, and then scream “I’ve had enough?”
It’s clear what their motive is. Anything short of the absolute abolishment of the Second Amendment is not enough for them. They’re misguided and selfish. Most Americans will refuse to have their constitutional rights stricken from them.
Any attempt by Democrats to erase the Second Amendment will fail. Nearly half of the people in the country are legal gun owners. Law-abiding Americans do not want to hand over their guns. They want the government to pass laws that keep bad people from purchasing firearms.
Americans want legislation that will ensure their safety. Americans believe in reasonable gun background checks. This would drastically reduce gun violence. However, Americans do not want to give up their Second Amendment rights, no matter how much Democrats think they do.