Following the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Democrats have rushed to use the deaths of children as a means to finally get their way on gun control. Talks of an “assault weapons” ban and universal background checks have taken center stage. Meanwhile, Joe Biden recently rambled about banning 9mm ammunition, apparently not realizing what he was actually suggesting.
Yet, much to the consternation of the left, the United States still possesses various institutions that can’t simply be bypassed because Democrats want something. Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY), a far-left progressive, wants you to know that he doesn’t care about that stuff, though. He and his party will tear down anything and everything in their way, in order to remove “weapons of war” from “our” communities.
Do you think a guy like Jones looks in the mirror and realizes he’s the tyrant in this picture? You literally have a member of the House of Representatives proclaiming that he’ll blow up the Senate and pack the Supreme Court, in order to get his chosen outcome. That’s the kind of thing that happens in third-world dictatorships, and that such rhetoric has become normalized in America is disturbing at best.
What makes this even more obscene is that the things he’s willing to destroy in the nation’s system of government wouldn’t even prevent mass shootings. One of the deadliest mass shootings in US history happened at Virginia Tech University. It was carried out with handguns. The idea that an evil person is going to simply give up because they don’t have an “assault rifle” is farcical. You ban one thing, and they’ll just go to the next thing on the list. That’s why talk of confiscating AR-15s is so pointless.
As to background checks, how many times must it be pointed out that these mass shooters routinely pass them? Can Jones name a single mass shooting that occurred after the assailant bought a gun without a background check? In essentially every case, the guns used are bought legally or stolen. No universal background law is going to fix that situation.
But really, the details aren’t important here. What’s important is understanding that there are no boundaries for Democrats. They will do anything to get their way, including using the deaths of children as an excuse to destroy America’s institutions–so they can pass laws that wouldn’t have helped anyway. Nothing is sacred and nothing has to make sense.
This is the time for Republicans to stiffen their spines, not fold. To do so now so as to be seen as “doing something,” no matter how ineffective, would be a green light for the left to go even further. It is a mistake for GOP Senators to negotiate with Democrats on gun control. In the end, you give up an inch here and soon, you’ll be losing a mile. Does Mondaire Jones seem like the type of person that is worthy of compromise? To feed into such would be profoundly dangerous for the nation’s stability.