Wednesday, May 24, 2023, marked one year since 19 students and two teachers were shot at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden marked the occasion at the White House by once again demanding gun control legislation be passed.
The Bidens offered sympathy to the families of the victims, including 18 others who were wounded in the shooting, then moved into their real agenda: pushing gun control.
“Too many schools, too many everyday places have become killing fields in communities all across every part of America,” Biden said. “And in each place, you hear the same message: Do something. For God’s sake, please, do something.”
What does Biden want? A ban on assault weapons, universal background checks, red flag laws, and liability for gun manufacturers.
In other words, the government will know who has guns (those that are still allowed), can take them away from anyone it can make them look mentally ill, and if someone uses a gun for any bad purpose, victims could sue the manufacturer.
“It’s time to act. It’s time to make our voices heard. Not as Democrats or Republicans. But as friends, neighbors, parents and as fellow Americans,” Biden said, asking “how many more parents will live their worst nightmare before we stand up to the gun lobby.”
But how is gun control working for Chicago? New York City? Biden doesn't seem to pay any attention to the fact that the measures he wants don't necessarily stop gun crime--including mass shootings.
In the Uvalde case, there were massive failures in school security and police action that allowed the shooter to be inside the school killing children for over an hour.
As the people of Uvalde congregated to mark the somber anniversary, many of them asked not about gun control, but about why the police have not been held accountable for waiting outside the school while children were slaughtered.
As Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued soon after the shooting, shoring up school security could prevent a mass shooter from ever getting access to a school in the first place. He introduced a bill last year to give federal money for school security, but Democrats blocked it.
That's because they don't want to solve the problem, they want an excuse to take law-abiding citizens' guns away. This won't solve the problem because criminals don't follow gun laws anyway.
It's sickening that an agenda to nullify the Second Amendment to the Constitution is taking precedence over people's lives because the Democrats have gotten tunnel vision about banning guns rather than focusing on keeping schools secure.
It's not about doing what works, it's just about controlling everything and everyone.