The recent tragedy in Texas triggered a series of emotions that Democrats immediately took advantage of.
Now, liberals in Congress have started to pursue a gun control bill, which, even if it were a law at the time of the shooting, would not have prevented the crime.
Democrats Playing Politics
In a horrific event, a Texas elementary school shooting left 19 children and two adults dead. Amid these crises, Democrats are pursuing their political agenda, namely H.R. 8 or the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 in Congress.
The bill aims to expand the scope of background checks while purchasing a weapon. If passed, the bill would also enhance background checks on any weapon deal between two unlicensed individuals.
Although the bill was passed by the House of Representatives last year, it was tabled in the Senate on Tuesday, after the school shooting in Texas.
In the upper chamber, Democrats need the support of at least ten Republican senators to dodge the filibuster.
However, their own senators are not on board with them. Previously, moderate Democrat Senator Joe Manchin indicated that passing H.R.8 would be problematic for law-abiding gun owners.
He reiterated, on Tuesday, that eliminating the filibuster would be “total insanity.”
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Bill Couldn’t Have Stopped Texas Shooter From Owning Weapon
Right after the mass shooting episode, Democratic lawmakers turned to Twitter to appease their voter base. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan asserted it is time for Congress to introduce universal background checks for potential gun owners.
Similarly, Rep. Jimmy Gomez wrote on the social media platform that Democrats passed the bill from the House over a year ago, but rigidness of Republican senators demanded the abolition of the filibuster.
However, amid all of the controversy, Democrats are ignoring some crucial facts. As per the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Texas shooter legally purchased two weapons that he occupied under the license.
Thus, even in the presence of this law, the shooter was in the position to acquire the weapons legally.
While many Democratic lawmakers spoke in favor of the bill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer declared he would not bring the bill for an immediate vote in the chamber.
Instead, Schumer continued, he will try to negotiate a deal with Republican lawmakers.
As Schumer sees no other option to pass the bill alone, and Biden recently called to end bipartisanship, Schumer still stated it is time for Republicans to join efforts for gun legislation.
The event also gave President Biden some talking points for the upcoming days. He said Congress should pass “common sense” bills regarding guns to protect the lives of Americans.
"It's on you."
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Meanwhile, Democratic candidate for Texas governor Beto O’Rourke interrupted the press conference of Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
During this interruption, O’Rourke yelled that Abbott did not do anything to stop the mass murder of Americans.