Thursday, June 2, 2022

More Dems in Disarray, This Time Over Gun Control

Rebecca Downs / Townhall Tipsheet
It appears that Democrats are in disarray over yet another issue, this time on gun control. Renewed calls for gun control have emerged in response to the tragic shooting at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, including and especially background checks and a ban on so-called "assault weapons," though there isn't a clear and proper definition to describe modern sporting rifles. President Joe Biden's response has been less than consistent with other Democrats, though. Also of concern, his remarks on the Second Amendment have been downright false

On Wednesday morning, The Hill published Alexander Bolton's, "Biden, Democrats out of sync in pushing assault weapons ban." From his piece:

President Biden and Vice President Harris are calling for bans on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, but they’re out of step with members of their own party who don’t want to vote on those hot-button issues and instead want to focus on more modest reforms.  ...

4 killed in shooting at Tulsa medical building, shooter dead

Seam Murphy and Terry Wallace /AP / ASSOCIATED PRESS

A gunman carrying a rifle and a handgun killed four people Wednesday at a Tulsa medical building on a hospital campus, police said, the latest in a series of deadly mass shootings across the country in recent weeks.

Tulsa Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Dalgleish confirmed the number of dead and said the shooter also was dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The spate of recent gun violence across the country, including the killing of 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school eight days ago by an 18-year-old gunman carrying an AR-style semi-automatic rifle, has led to Democratic leaders amplifying their calls for greater restrictions on guns, while Republicans are emphasizing more security at schools. Read more here.