After Boulder mass shooting, Biden and Dems renew calls for new gun control measures

Though the shooting that occurred Monday in Boulder, Colorado was nothing short of tragic and heartbreaking, it was only a matter of time before it was politicized by the left.

According to the Washington Examiner, it took less than 24 hours for high-profile Democrats, including President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to issue calls for a variety of “gun control” measures, such as banning “assault rifles” and limiting access to or banning high-capacity magazines. 

“Common sense steps”

Biden was quick to deploy the “common sense” gun control talking points following the Boulder grocery store shooting, immediately calling on Congress to take action on gun control legislation, including enhancing background checks and banning certain styles of firearms.

“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense steps or save the lives in the future, and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,” the president said on Tuesday at the White House. “We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again.”

Given the number of shootings and gun-related deaths that occur in Democrat-led cities across the country every weekend, it’s surprising that Biden waited for a mass shooting to issue the call for action on the matter.

Biden managed to put politics aside for a few minutes — as any sympathetic human being should — and recognized the victims involved in the mass shooting, offering his sympathies to the families while mentioning the death of police officer Eric Talley, who’s being hailed as a hero for his actions.

Ironically, Biden proclaimed that in the wake of the shooting, passing gun control laws shouldn’t be a “partisan issue,” even though Democrats are very clearly making it one, just like they have for practically every single mass shooting in the past decade.

Schumer promises action

Following the shooting president’s call for Congress to take action on the issue, Schumer vowed to bring the gun control debate to the top of the Senate’s priority list after blaming Republicans for the reason why it already hasn’t been tackled.

He failed to mention that Democrats’ idea of gun control typically has the greatest impact on law-abiding Americans, as those who commit gun violence in the streets — largely a gang issue — aren’t concerned with enhanced background checks and bans on certain firearms.

“This Senate will be different,” Schumer said. “This Senate is going to debate and address the epidemic of gun violence in this country.”

So far, multiple gun control measures have been introduced in both chambers of Congress, with most of them focusing on the banning of “assault-style weapons” and the high-capacity magazines used in those types of firearms. Though it’s been suggested that taxing or banning certain kinds of ammunition could eventually be on the table, there’s nothing officially on the table as of now.

Only time will tell if Democrats are able to exploit the Boulder tragedy to finally push through gun control legislation that they’ve fantasized about for years, but with their current level of control in Congress, it’s definitely much closer to reality now.

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    1. Criminals will always have guns. Our own government under Obama sent many to the cartels in Mexico, remember that. They even killed our own people with those guns.l

    2. Biden looks like bad news every time he shows up on TV….I would care less if I picked up the paper and read that Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, and a few more on Capitol Hill all caught the coronavirus with a terminal result.

    1. GP, you are on to something. It’s no coincidence that there have been two shootings in two weeks. This is all by design to steel our guns and leave AMERICANS defenseless so demoncrats can rob and plunder our America. This will be no civil war it will be a bloodbath the likes of have never been seen.

    2. Alot of things make me wonder about todays Government.I don’t trust any DemoRats and quite a few Rhinos

    3. G Phillips, Yes and he is sitting behind a desk in the WH, he is trying to stop the rights of law abiding Americans to bear arms.

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  2. These shootings always seem to happen exactly when some drooling idiot is proposing to take apart the Second Amendment and they need to keep your eye on the shooting story and not the evil they are planning. This time the discussion is shut down because it was one of the Religion of Peace that was following the commandments of his little green book that say he must kill the Infidel (You) wherever he finds them. All Muslims are dangerous and must be deported but that’s another story. We must distract you from watching what’s happening on the border so look for another shooting soon. Yes, they are that evil.

  3. The biden administration wants to get rid of guns so the american people will not kill them. We need to protect ourselves and our families. They are letting in terrorist , rapists, thieves and killers across the border. Biden harris the administration and the democrats in contact should be impeached for not taking care of the american people. These democrats should be held accountable and when they go home you make sure that they know they keep doing this like schumer said you will pay for this.

  4. This issue of gun control will never go away without changing the constitution and that won’t change anything. First, bad guys don’t follow the constitution and don’t care about any laws. They can buy a gun on the street faster than I can fill out a 4473 background check form. Background checks are not for criminals. The last survival option a law abiding citizen has is to carry a gun. You are not even safe going to the grocery store. The last thing a criminal wants to face is a citizen with a gun. thats what Biden needs to support.

  5. Take a look at the people who are doing this. It’s people not the guns. Who is doing the killing? It is usually a person who has some kind of disorder. Read what this guys brother said about him. Look at Chicago, they are shooting people every weekend, even babies and young kids, but the Democrats don’t want to talk about that. Look at Chicago’s gun laws. It doesn’t stop them. It’s not about the guns, it’s about the people. Wake up!

  6. IT’S AMAZING HOW DIMWIT CAN HAVE THE SOUTHERN BORDER WIDE OPEN, but he freaks out over a shooting, I wish these ANTIGUN DEMOCRATS WOULD GET A CLUE ABOUT WHAT THEIR TALKING ABOUT, they say comment sense gun bans, what a joke with all the laws on the books there is nothing these IDIOTS CAN DO, TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE when you have crazy people that have guns, the DEMOCRATS JUST USE PEOPLES STUPIDITY, and heartstrings to push this FALSE NARRATIVE OF COMMON SENSE GUN CONTROL, these DEMOCRATS really think we are stupid with this B.S. only because they have their armed guards to protect them.

  7. The only ones that’ll get hurt by this ban are the non criminals because every criminal that has a gun I’m sure got it illegally

  8. Agree with all posts, it isn’t the guns killing people, it is disturbed people killing people! Criminals will ALWAYS have guns!

  9. We have a bunch of idiots in power in Washington, DC. They don’t care about the American people, at all. They should be tried for treasonous acts, against America. Or at least tarred and feathered, and rode out of DC on a rail.

  10. I have been around guns my entire life. Grew up hunting squirrel hunting, with a Winchester model 65. single shot bolt action. you shoot the squirrel in the eye. 21 years in the Army doing various things, most with a weapon, and 12 as a Drill Sergeant. I carry a cannon.For one reason, idiots like this!!

    1. I’ve been around guns my entire life – both in the Army and as a civilian. I was taught at an early age (around 8 years old) what firearms were for. The Army taught me more – yes, I’m an RVN vet – AND PROUD OF IT !!! I’ve shot them, worked on them, sold them, bought them, and taught my son the reason and damage a gun can do !!! We’ve got a bunch of idiots running the White House and the sooner we impeach them – the better !!! God help this country because irrational civilians – better known as idiots – can’t !!!

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