Democrats Are Already Using The Shooting Of Steve Scalise To Call For More Gun Control

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The left never lets a good crisis go to waste. Within hours of the shooting of U.S. Representative Steve Scalise and other Republicans at a baseball field in Virginia, top Democrats were already calling for more gun control. Of course the shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, is from a state that already has some of the toughest gun laws in the entire nation. And the largest city in Illinois, Chicago, is plagued by rampant gun violence on a daily basis. Alternatively, crime rates tend to be very low where rates of gun ownership are very high. Up here in north Idaho, anyone that would dare to break into homes at night would have a very, very short criminal career. Gun owners are the number one crime deterrent, but liberals still don’t understand this.

 

Every time an Islamic terrorist or a crazed leftist starts shooting people, the left immediately pounces on it as an excuse to start promoting gun control again. For example, just consider what Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe had to say just hours after the shooting

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) advocated for stricter gun laws on Thursday after Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and several others were shot on a baseball field in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Va.

“I think we need to do more to protect all of our citizens,” McAuliffe said at a press conference. “I have long advocated — this is not what today is about — but there are too many guns on the streets. We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence. I have long talked about this. Background checks and shutting down gun show loopholes, and that’s not for today’s discussion, but it’s not just about politicians. We worry about this every day for all of our citizens.”

Of course this is complete nonsense, but the truly frightening thing about this is that McAuliffe is very, very seriously thinking of running for president. In fact, from what I hear it is a near certainty that “Bill Clinton’s best friend” will run in 2020 if Hillary Clinton does not.

If many liberals had their way, even the police would be disarmed. But if the Capitol Hill police at that baseball field had not been armed on Wednesday, there would have been nobody to stop James Hodgkinson from killing one member of Congress after another

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., described the chaotic scene to Fox News: “We were like sitting ducks.”

“Without the Capitol Hill police it would have been a massacre,” Paul said, calling the scene “sort of a killing field.”

In fact, Senator Paul believes that “nobody would have survived” if the Capitol Hill Police had not been there to shoot back…

“I can tell you, that I think with absolute certainty, nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill Police. They saved everybody’s life. Incredibly brave and deserve everyone’s praise, because, with this guy, who knows what his — how heavily armed he was, but nobody else had a weapon. So, he was just killing everyone — he would have. … They deserve our gratitude for saving — it would have been a massacre without them.”

It could have easily been the worst tragedy in the history of the United States Congress. Even with such a quick response by the Capitol Hill Police, Representative Mo Brooks says that Hodgkinson still got off “50-100 shots”

“Behind third base, I see a rifle…I hear Steve Scalise over near 2nd base scream,” Brooks said. “…While all of this is going on, Steve Scalise our whip was lying on the ground near the second base position crawling into right field, leaving a trail of blood.”

Brooks said the gunman was using the dugout as cover and estimated the assailant got off 50-100 shots during the attack on the 15-25 people gathered at the field.

And of course this is far from an isolated incident. In an article earlier today, I noted the string of violent attacks on Republican members of Congress in recent months. The threats, violence and intimidation coming from the left are steadily getting worse, and I strongly believe that security for members of Congress needs to be greatly strengthened. In the past, we mainly had to be concerned about security for the President, the Vice-President and a handful of other really high profile targets, but now every single member of Congress is a potential target.

I also believe that all members of Congress should be allowed to be armed no matter where they travel. Alternatively, a Secret Service detail could be assigned to each one, but that would be quite expensive. What is clear is that the limited security that we have gotten away with in the past for members of Congress simply is not going to work any longer.

James Hodgkinson fully intended to kill every single Republican member of Congress on that baseball field. So if there is anyone out there that disagrees with me, I would ask you to carefully consider this eyewitness account from Representative Mike Bishop

As we were standing here this morning, a gunman walked up to the fence line and just began to shoot. I was standing at home plate and he was in the third base line. He had a rifle that was clearly meant for the job of taking people out, multiple casualties, and he had several rounds of magazines that he kept unloading and reloading it. Firing it.

The only reason—the only reason—why any of us walked out of this thing: By the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. Because we were inside the backstop and if we didn’t have that cover by a brave person who stood up and took a shot themselves, we would not have gotten out of there and every one of us would have been hit. Every single one of us.

The bad guys are always going to be able to find weapons, and more gun control is never going to be the answer.

In this case, I am so very thankful for the guns that were at that baseball field, because they saved a lot of lives today.

   
  • double taqiyya

    Of course NaturalNews rejected my comment (probably because it doesn’t fit Mike’s liberals are crazy agenda) but what drug was the shooter on?
    Suboxone
    Zoloft
    Luvox
    Prozac
    Paxil
    Ritalin
    Effexor
    Celexa
    Lexapro
    Welbutrin
    Xanax
    Ambien
    Trazodone

    • double taqiyya

      So far I’ve found
      “Hodgkinson had a number of arrests on charges including driving under the influence”
      so he drank alcohol but seems hard finding what other drugs

  • Paul Patriot

    ““I think we need to do more to protect all of our citizens,” McAuliffe said at a press conference. “I have long advocated — this is not what today is about — but there are too many guns on the streets. We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence. I have long talked about this. Background checks and shutting down gun show loopholes, and that’s not for today’s discussion, but it’s not just about politicians. We worry about this every day for all of our citizens.”

    This nonsensical, treasonous, ridiculous, false mantra is reminiscent of the traitor politicians (DEMONcrats) I left behind when I fled the post Sandy hoax, (yes I said HOAX) psuedo tyranny in the freedom and self defense hating state of CONNecticut.

    These politicians have no clue. They use statistics (93 million a day?????) taken from illegal gun crimes by gangs and criminals and use it to try to paint a picture of legal armed America as being the “problem” .

    These liberal lunatic DEMONcrats are either very ignorant in their understanding of the founders writing, history, tyranny etc, OR, they are blindly following their masters agenda to disarm and prepare the stage for the NWO.

    These lunatic, treasonous politicians will NEVER admit the real reason for the 2nd Amendment, and the historical reality of when a population is disarmed, BAD things can happen should a government go rogue.

    A disarmed population is easy to control and drag off to camps.

    Statistically speaking we have some of the lowest crime, given the hundreds of millions of legally owned firearms…the real statistics do not show the supposed carnage and out of control “wild west” world that the liberal gun haters believe exists….which only exists in their own minds……minds that believe they can create a gun free utopia in whicj everyone will just COEXIST and get along…..wish that were, but it is not going to happen in this life.

    This is why I have a hatred for DEMONcratic platform and worldview becasue the platform has CONSISTENTLY been antagonistic towards firearms and in the concept of personal self defense.

    I would suggest anyone who does not see and believe that the left does not have an agenda to eventually disarm the population,, to read history, previous legislation that has been passed and the freedoms that have been lost, and a little Bible prophecy to see what the promised end times will bring.

    • double taqiyya

      “A disarmed population is easy to control and drag off to camps.”
      Exactly!
      “All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.” – Mao Tze Tung November 6th, 1938

      Gun control in China was put into place in 1935. 10,076,000 political dissidents, unable to fight back and defend themselves were gathered and exterminated between the years of 1948 and 1952 in Kuomintang China. By 1987 an additional 35,236,000 exterminations were carried out under the Communist party.

      • iris

        Thanks for the quotes, so true.

      • Paul Patriot

        Very good comment, thank you for posting, too many people have forgotten this type of history, which is not the only example of how gun control resulted in millions of peiplke being exterminated.

        This is one off many great examples as to why the 2nd Amendment is so important.

      • In this case, I am so very thankful for the guns that were at that baseball field, because they saved a lot of lives today.

  • SafetyViking

    Wait. 93 MILLION a day?! I think someone’s math is a little off…

    • Connor Christensen

      right? The whole country would be dead in a few days haha

  • Tony Lamb

    I have a cure for this problem. ONLY allow Republicans to own firearms…

    • Michael Reed

      Agreed!

  • greanfinisher

    The liberals are hardly interested in gun control as all that they really want is to totally disarm Americans.

  • Seen2013

    Technologically advanced 1870-around 1960 seems to be their Utopia.

  • Gay Veteran

    “…Gun owners are the number one crime deterrent, but liberals still don’t understand this….”

    bilge, they understand

  • Connor Christensen

    What’s funny is that he used an SKS, a ten round weapon that is fed with stripper clips, it doesn’t even have magazines, and is fully legal in California and under the AWB ban of the 90s, so it wouldn’t have mattered if “assault weapons” (a term made up by the left) were banned or not, as his rifle was the type that could be purchased in any state regardless of gun laws. But if an AR15 was used they would be painting that everywhere, but since it wasn’t a high capacity rifle that fits their narrative, they don’t really mention the weapon he used whatsoever. Funny how agendas work.

    • Paul Patriot

      Good point. I am sure the libtards were hoping it was an “evil” black “assault” rifle, that uses those “evil” “hi cap” magazines.

      The bias and hatred towards a rifle that would have had founding fathers endorsement if second amendment was being written today, but, too many sheeple simply do not get the concept.

  • Paul Patriot

    I didn’t see anyone mention that the ridiculous statue pictured at top is actually out front the UN in New York, making their anti gun agenda crystal clear.

  • Harrad Sar

    Now, this fruitloop McAuliffe “said at a press conference ‘ We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.’ “. By his twisted arithmetic we wouldn’t be having this conversation and should all be dead by now. We are all fools to allow ourselves to be “governed” by morons like McAuliffe

    “for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same
    miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without
    government, our calamities is heightened by reflecting that we furnish
    the means by which we suffer!”
    Thomas Paine – Common Sense