Showdown on the Second Amendment: Harris Calls for Ban on “Assault Weapons”

We recently discussed how President Joe Biden has not only repeated false statements about the history of the Second Amendment, but has failed to acknowledge the limits imposed by the Second Amendment in calling for a crackdown on “assault weapons.” He recently has not, however, called specifically for a ban, which would run into serious constitutional challenges. Now Vice President Kamala Harris has taken that step forward in demanding a ban on “assault weapons.” (Notably, this week, a Republican house member also came out in favor of a ban on “assault weapons.”)

Politicians often use the term “assault weapon” to refer to the AR-15 and similar models of firearms.  These civilian models are not automatic weapons (which are illegal for sale for most citizens). As discussed earlier, the AR-15 is the most popular gun in America and the number is continuing to rise rapidly, with one AR-15 purchased in every five new firearms sales. These AR-15s clearly are not being purchased for armored deer. Many are purchased for personal and home protection; it also is popular for target shooting and hunting. Many gun owners like the AR-15 because it is modular; depending on the model, you can swap out barrels, bolts and high-capacity magazines, or add a variety of accessories. While it does more damage than a typical handgun, it is not the most powerful gun sold in terms of caliber; many guns have equal or greater calibre.

Nevertheless, Vice President Harris declared this  a”weapon of war” that has “no place in civil society.” What followed would appear to push beyond where President Biden left the issue as a criticism as opposed to a call for an outright ban: “We are not sitting around waiting to figure out what the solution looks like. You know, we’re not looking for a vaccine. We know what works on this. Let’s have an assault weapons ban.”

In boarding Air Force 2 after attending one of the funerals in Texas, Harris told the press “You know what an assault weapon is? You know how an assault weapon was designed? It was designed for a specific purpose – to kill a lot of human beings quickly. An assault weapon is a weapon of war with no place, no place in a civil society.”

I have previously written about the failure of politicians to acknowledge the limits posed by the Second Amendment and controlling case law. While there are good-faith objections to how the Second Amendment has been interpreted, the current case law makes such bans very difficult to defend. In 2008, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, recognizing the Second Amendment as encompassing an individual right to bear arms.

The effort to ban AR-15s often fails to clearly distinguish the weapons from other semi-automatic weapons in terms of calibre or rate of fire. There are also obvious practical problems. With an estimated 393 million guns in the United States and an estimated 72 million gun owners; three out of ten Americans say they have guns. Indeed, gun ownership rose during the pandemic. When former Texas congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke declared, “Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15,” he was widely celebrated on the left. However, even seizing that one type of gun would require confiscation of as many as 15 million weapons.

Notably, O’Rourke previously walked back his declaration that he was coming for everyone’s AR-15s when he declared his candidacy for the Texas governorship. He recently switched back to his earlier position after the massacre and his controversial appearance at a press conference with local officials.

Efforts to ban this model already have failed in the courts on constitutional grounds, though litigation is continuing on that issue. Most recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down a California ban on adults under 21 from purchasing semi-automatic weapons like the AR-15.

The Supreme Court has a pending Second Amendment case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, that is likely to further strengthen gun rights this term.

Politicians have often ignored such precedent in pushing legislation that is likely to fail in the courts. The result is that liberal cities like New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., have created precedent against gun control efforts.

With almost 400 million guns in the country, politicians do not want to admit that no legislative measure is likely to stop such massacres by loners like the Texas gunman. He likely could have killed the same number of victims with a semi-automatic handgun. Those are questions that will be asked by courts in any challenge to a ban pursued by the Biden Administration. However, there are things that we can do like address the lack of funding for mental illness treatments in this country. That will require politicians who are willing to work on the basis of the realities rather than the rhetoric surrounding this national crisis.

264 thoughts on “Showdown on the Second Amendment: Harris Calls for Ban on “Assault Weapons””

  1. OT:

    Husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrested for DUI in California
    https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/3505566-husband-of-speaker-nancy-pelosi-arrested-for-dui-in-california/

    Here is the booking report from Napa County Criminal Justice Network
    https://services.countyofnapa.org/CJNetWeb/Public/BookingReport

    Book Date Time:
    05/29/2022
    04:13 AM

    Person Info:
    202200900
    PELOSI, PAUL
    White, Male, 6’2″, 200 lbs, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes
    DOB: 04/15/1940, 82

    Arrest Info:
    05/28/2022
    11:44 PM

    Charges and Bail:
    01: 23152(a)VC : M, 23152(b)VC : M – Bail: $5,000.00

    1. This could not happen to a more deserving elite. Now we may see all the money and corruption make this go away…anyone taking bets ?.

  2. Just a little OT news alert….Speaker Pelosi was banned from Holy Communion last week…..and her husband Paul Pelosi was just booked for a DUI…..oh my…..

    1. RE:””I made that comment in reply to this statement………………”Then support your contention that ‘the majority of Americans believe that ‘government should have no role or say whatsoever in the purchase or ownership of weapons of any kind”” I reiterate that ‘conversations arising out of this week’s tragedy once again suggest that such ‘a role or say’ are precisely what has been sought, and has yet to be enacted, the language of the Second Amendment notwithstanding.

      1. You are completely misinterpreting my position. You have got it ass backwards.

        1. RE:”You are completely misinterpreting my position. You have got it ass backwards…..” Suggest you repost that which you responded to, including your rebuttal, break it down, line by line, and set it ‘ass forward’ for the edification of all, in that my understanding of its original intent seemed clear to me.

  3. When John Kennedy was murdered I was14 years old. It was announced over an intercom, I was in 9th grade English class. After his assasination we started down the road of gun control. That was 1963. So how was it worked over the past 59 years?

    1. I know this is off topic, but listening to dopey Joe Biden I remember how our former governor “Tax ‘‘em all Deval Patrick” gave 2 guys $32 million of the tax payers money from the state of Massachusetts to build solar panels. Oh they built them all right, “In China”! They way the liberal left spends our money, it’s unbelievable!

  4. Illegal deportation is as legal and moral as illegal immigration.

    “Abudyipabudyip (Prestissimo), That’s All, Folks!”

    It’s time to go home now.

  5. It seems that many shooters leave a “paper” trail on social media. It is my impression that the law prohibiting verbalization of a bomb, etc. threat in an airport is effective. I’ll bet that both sides of the aisle could agree that such threats on social media should be banned/penalized and perhaps have the same effect as the airport ban. In short, this would codify the “see something, say something” principle.

    1. It is odd that the vast majority of these mental defects that cause mass mayhem and murder telegraph to those around them and to anyone on the net in their sphere of their violent and insidious intentions. So many of these pieces of human debris have been documented to torture and kill small creatures – that alone right there needs to have somebody put in a rubber room permanently like. This Uvalde murderer let it be known to pretty much all around him he was unstable and had violent tendencies. Toxic people like this need to be recognized as such ….but in this demorat climate of rights for insane people like violent antifa’s and deviants of all stripes…it’s no holds barred on weirdness until it’s too late.

  6. BAN CARS

    – 42,915 U.S. Highway Deaths in 2021

    – 118 Highway Deaths Per Day
    ________________________

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a division of the Department of Transportation, estimates 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2021, a 10.5% increase from the 38,824 fatalities in 2020.

    – CNBC
    ______

    You go, Kammy!

    You’re doin’ a great job!

    No, seriously!

  7. This American defect is the result of sleeping with the boss.

    A buffoon holds high office because the Constitution was ignored and nullified by the Deep Deep State.

    The American population is being “…fundamentally transformed…” and this preposterous ensconcement was designed to appease the new demographic.

    It may not be working as planned.

  8. “IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE”

    Kamala Harris will NEVER be eligible to be U.S. president.

    Kamala Harris’ parents were foreign citizens at the time of her birth.

    – A mere “citizen” could only have been President at the time of the adoption of the Constitution – not after.

    – The U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5, requires the President to be a “natural born citizen,” which, by definition in the Law of Nations, requires “parents who are citizens” at the time of birth of the candidate and that he be “…born of a father who is a citizen;…”

    – Ben Franklin thanked Charles Dumas for copies of the Law of Nations which “…has been continually in the hands of the members of our Congress, now sitting,…”

    – “The importance of The Law of Nations, therefore, resides both in its systematic derivation of international law from natural law and in its compelling synthesis of the modern discourse of natural jurisprudence with the even newer language of political economy. The features help to explain the continuing appeal of this text well into the nineteenth century among politicians, international lawyers and political theorists of every complexion.”

    – Law of Nations Editors Bela Kapossy and Richard Whatmore.

    – The Jay/Washington letter of July, 1787, raised the presidential requirement from citizen to “natural born citizen” to place a “strong check” against foreign allegiances by the commander-in-chief.

    – Every American President before Obama had two parents who were American citizens.

    – The Constitution is not a dictionary and does not define words or phrases, such as “natural born citizen,” as a dictionary, while the Law of Nations, 1758, does.

    – The Law of Nations is referenced in Article 1, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution: “To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;…”

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Law of Nations, Vattel, 1758

    Book 1, Ch. 19

    § 212. Citizens and natives.

    “The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent. We shall soon see whether, on their coming to the years of discretion, they may renounce their right, and what they owe to the society in which they were born. I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Ben Franklin letter December 9, 1775, thanking Charles Dumas for 3 copies of the Law of Nations:

    “…I am much obliged by the kind present you have made us of your edition of Vattel. It came to us in good season, when the circumstances of a rising state make it necessary frequently to consult the law of nations. Accordingly that copy, which I kept, (after depositing one in our own public library here, and sending the other to the College of Massachusetts Bay, as you directed,) has been continually in the hands of the members of our Congress, now sitting, who are much pleased with your notes and preface, and have entertained a high and just esteem for their author…”

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    To George Washington from John Jay, 25 July 1787

    From John Jay

    New York 25 July 1787

    Dear Sir

    I was this morning honored with your Excellency’s Favor of the 22d

    Inst: & immediately delivered the Letter it enclosed to Commodore

    Jones, who being detained by Business, did not go in the french Packet,

    which sailed Yesterday.

    Permit me to hint, whether it would not be wise & seasonable to

    provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the

    administration of our national Government, and to declare expressly that the Command in chief

    of the american army shall not be given to, nor devolved on, any but a natural born Citizen.

    Mrs Jay is obliged by your attention, and assures You of her perfect

    Esteem & Regard—with similar Sentiments the most cordial and sincere

    I remain Dear Sir Your faithful Friend & Servt

    John Jay

  9. Children in restaurants have caused me more misery than guns ever have. Let’s ban all children from all restaurants. Let them eat scraps from a doggy bag.

  10. This just in, the CDC reports the outbreak of a new strain of monkey pox. This new variant is believed to be extremely virulent and contagious. Clusters of such cases have been reported in Atlanta, Milwaukee, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Tucson, but exact counts remain elusive. Dubbed the “mule pox,” scientists believe it is spread by contact with NGO’s, trolls, drunks, derelicts, deviants, purple-haired land whales, and Democrats attending Holy Communions. The CDC recommends the suspension of democracy until further notice. Developing…

    1. It’s almost like we didnt see this puppy monkey baby pox thing coming…but we did. They said the quiet part out loud on this a year ago. And now that election mid terms are coming and they know they will get a hosing….it’s time for plandemic #2 and mail in voting right on que. The leftist party is the party of the donkey pox.

  11. Lighten up folks. Joe Biden is creating a whole new industry. When alcohol was banned its manufacturing was taken over by the mafia. Soon you will be able to get your AR-15 on the same order with your fentanyl from the Mexican cartels with no registration required.

    1. RE:”””Joe Biden is creating a whole new industry……”’You forgot ‘something’ for ‘The Big Guy!!” Presently, a ‘Fifth Column’ chemical war is being conducted, with the help of China, against the citizens of the United States through the smuggled importation of Fentanyl. There’s nothing about the way the CCP runs its show over there that tells me that they couldn’t shut down fentanyl production if they were to be made an offer they couldn’t refuse. Is there a mindset and will amongst the citizenry of the USA, whose support Biden continues to cultivate, that is satisfied to see that said offer is never made?

  12. Don’t fret Professor Turley. When finished with the AR-15 the Democrats will go for the handguns. Then will come a license requirement on the knife you use to cut your celery. If you don’t think it can happen read the following. It is illegal for any person to carry a knife in public without having a good reason. Again, a knife with a folding blade that does not exceed 3 inches may be carried. It is illegal for any person to purchase, carry, sell or manufacture any type of knife that is banned in the UK. The totalitarian mind is a real thing on the agenda at the Democratic national convention and if you say anything about you’ll have to answer to the man.

    1. Please explain how the link to the 10-year 1994 assault weapons ban supports the braindead comment. I assume Harris would update and make appropriate revisions to the 1994 Act. Thanks.

      1. Concerned Citizen, the ban on assault weapons expired in 2004. Since then the Democrats have had times when they controlled the House, the Senate and the Presidency and they have not been able to convince the public that the ban should be reinstated. The only time that the Democrats are in full rage mode is when it’s close to an election. Kamala Harris doesn’t need a brain she just does what she is told. Thus the legs up monocure.

        1. Thinkitthrough: “Holy ‘how many times does one have to beat a dead horse?’ Batman!!” Couldn’t have been said better!!

      2. I assume Harris would update and make appropriate revisions to the 1994 Act. Thanks.

        I would assume the Vice President of the United States could speak extemporaneously for 90 seconds. Harris as obliterated that simple standard. To assign to Harris the skill to, examine, discern, and then improve on any process, has already been shown to far exceed the VP’s limited skill set.

  13. While I’m never surprised that you parrot right wing talking points, I am always disappointed when you allow you ideology to get in the way of you legal analysis. When SCOTUS wrong decided that the Second Amendment gave individuals the right to own weapons of any kind without limit they didn’t apply the Second Amendment they amended it! They decided to excise the first portion of the Second Amendment that provided the context in which gun ownership was permitted. Amending the CONSTITUTION isn’t the job of SCOTUS. In fact, the Constitution provides a procedure for Amendments. But I guess its ok to ignore the Constitution when it’s done by gun loving Republicans.

    As to the last line of your “I love guns and Republicans” piece, What a bunch of Bull. Like Democrats want unsafe schools and Republicans are so high on safety! What a sick and cynical allegation. Schools would be a lot safer if guns weren’t so readily available. In order to avoid on obvious tool to cut down on gun violence you want schools to “hardened”. You want them to be under ground bunkers? Jails with guard towers? Let’s get real Republicans don’t want to spend a dime on public schools. They don’t want to pay for books, school supplies, educational equipment, school buildings or teachers. They won’t want to pay for security measures with new money either. They will raid Education budgets to pay for their prison..oh I mean school guards etc. oh the privatizing they can do.

    1. Answer this: why don’t Democrats support school choice? Apparently you have not heard the reckless, irresponsible rhetoric coming from Democrat lawmakers. Or heard about the Republican bill Schumer filibustered just last week.

    2. Do you think advertising schools as Gun Free Zones makes those schools safer? Whose idea is it to make schools Gun Free Zones? Yup. Democrats.

    3. RE: “” But I guess its ok to ignore the Constitution when it’s done by gun loving Republicans……….”” Holy ‘it depends upon whose ox is gored’, Batman!!” Title 8 of the U.S. Code contains the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. The present administration has acted to ignore the enforcement of this public law in that unlawful entry is supported by Democrats.

    4. ARMS MEN CAN KEEP AND BEAR

      HolmesBoy,

      You prevaricate; you lie.

      Ya’all oughta try readin’!

      “…A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,…”

      “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

      The 1st clause of the 2nd Amendment sets no limitations, parameters, directions or orders, while it makes a simple statement that the security provided by a militia is necessary.

      The 2nd Amendment provides people the right to keep and bear arms to be ready to join the militia of their choice, in that they could live in the state of their choice.

      COLONIES REQUIRED MEN TO OWN WEAPONS
      _______________________________________

      “Militia existed in the colonies long before the American Revolution. With the exception of Pennsylvania, colonies required most able-bodied men to own weapons, to be willing to be called for periodic training, and to defend their communities from attack, primarily by Indians. This was the colonial militia.”

      – PBS.org
      ________

      To absolutely “keep” arms, said arms must be introduced into the keeper’s house.

      No man has any capacity to keep, bear, repair and maintain a tank, crew-served machine gun, mortar, artillery piece or intercontinental ballistic missile, in his house or anywhere else – that would take an army.

      People who keep and bear arms may join a militia or army which may bear larger, more complex and lethal weapons, and weapons of mass destruction.

      The 2nd Amendment does not state that the right of the people to keep and bear weapons of mass destruction shall not be infringed.

      The 2nd Amendment relates to arms that people, or men, can and typically do bear, as individuals.

      There are well and sufficient laws against property damage and bodily injury.

    5. Injustice homey ; Groomer schumer filibustered a bill last week to make schools and mental health work safer…but he killed that as the dem propaganda narrative needs more time in the frying pan….you know never let a good crisis go to waste. The 2nd amendment is the secodn amendment because without it being so prominent free speech would have long ago been stifled by big brother. Why do you think authoritarian leftist in our cancerously large and bloated govt keep going after the 2nd ?. If they take the teeth out of the people’s will then they have no will. The whole taxation scheme defrauded onto the country is a cancer. Slowly over time it got bigger , hungrier as politicians demanded more $$$ for special schemes and giveaways. Now in this day and age you fail to pay property taxes they will forcibly come and take your land and sell for profit to recoup what they were stealing from you anyhow. How is it that you allegedly can “OWN” anything tangible like land , but fail the tax tariff and they come and take it. That’s not America…it’s renting and govt is the obese tone deaf landlord that can not be reasoned with. The creeping schemes of taxation – a cancer by any definition have been making Americans poorer and political class types very wealthy indeed. Special rules and perks for themselves…taxpayer paid armed security , $500k walls around their beach house , unlimited travel , insider trading etc etc all on our dime.

  14. While Turley feeds the right-wing rage-of-sphere like always, with their constant tantrums and grievance, not to worry, nothing will be done with guns…….again.

    1. Hello? Democrats control the House, the Senate and the White House. If Democrats wanted to “do something” about “banning guns”….what’s stopping them?

      1. You need 60 votes in the Senate to overcome a filibuster so that impacts how Democrats proceed legislatively.

        1. Right you are but they had a filibuster proof majority in the Senate and large majority in the House 2009-2011.
          And they did NOTHING.
          The iconic shooting incident Columbine, took place in the midst of the previous ban. This has nothing to do with saving lives and everything to do with election politics

          1. No, they didn’t 51-49 is not filibuster-proof but you prefer to lie.

            1. smeyer @2:46pm

              With the election of Jim Webb in 2008 the Dem Senate majority was 60-40 from 2009-2011, and filibuster proof. Despite agitation for legislation the Dems chose to neither address abortion or guns. Dunno where you got 51-49 from or how we can tell you’re not the dumb one.

            2. I guess in your circles, just saying something emphatically and rudely passes for discourse and intellect.
              Do yourself a favor and Google “US Senate 111th Congress”
              Specter switched parties in April 2009 making the 60th member of the Democratic caucus. Sanders and Lieberman were ostensibly Independent but caucused with the Dems.
              A little less insult and a bit more fact would serve you better.

          2. True. The same can be said of Republicans on illegal immigration during their control of the White House and Congress during the first two-years of the Trump administration. CRISIS! when Dems are running the show. They did NOTHING when they held the reins. Like all political BS, things deemed CRISIS! are only “priorities” when the other party is in power. Gotta stir up the base! Both parties are corrupt and self-serving.

            1. RE:”””Both parties are corrupt and self-serving….””’ Video abounds, back to the Clinton Administration, in which the Chief Executives clearly articulate a call for secure borders. In all of that time, there’s been no lasting consensus, protocols, procedures or promulgated law in the matter, During that time, the history of the litigation brought within the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit, and the decisions handed down, generally support the forces at work to assure that such border security will never be established

        2. Concerned Citizen, you are correct in your statement concerning 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. My recommendation then would be that the Democrats get enough votes to make a filibuster a non-issue . All that they have to do is convince enough Americans that their policies make sense. They find this difficult because the effectiveness of their policies are displayed in such cities of virtue such as Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco. When they can’t convince the people their fall back plan is to govern by decree. Then when they don’t get there way they threaten the Justices of the Supreme Court with the winds of a tornado. This is a world in which you are a proud member.

            1. Correction : Joey B 10% had 50 years of grift…not exactly power. Especially so since he was the only pawn available to install this last corrupt election.

        3. Concerned Forget about the filibuster in the Senate. There are Dems from some fly over states, that will not vote for gun confiscation, as that would render them an election loser.

        4. And now you know why when the dems are in power why they want to stack scotus , and eliminate the filibuster…it’s all about pure corrupt power to the bolshevik left…rule of law and ethics be damned they say openly and loudly…OFTEN.

      2. What’s stopping them is the truth: Gun control is not the answer because guns are not the problem.

  15. When war is waged against warmongers, peace is the result. That is what happened in World War 2.

      1. Alan, I tried explaining it nicely to… uh, they (?) in a previous post. Apparently to no avail.

        Good advice, though. Read a couple of Kagan’s books.

          1. Prudence
            1 : the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason
            2 : sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs
            3 : skill and good judgment in the use of resources
            4 : caution or circumspection as to danger or risk

            1. So how does calling for the murder of a head of state an exercise in prudence? Go ahead. We’re listening.

    1. Your statement is daft…you just like to read what you put out there like it somehow has meaning ?. No great war or conflict in the last 100 years has left anything like peace in it’s wake. Peace has not been the result. A thoroughly hot war after the great war. A massive bolshevik/marxist genocide directly after the great war . A cold war and proxy wars after WW2. Korea , Vietnam , Azzcrackistan , Iraq…. and that’s just the most advertised wars and proxy wars…of peace huh. Clausewitz said of war being the result of failed politics. Currently we have the most failed politics in our lifetime…the ukraine debacle is a result of weak politicians failing at politics. China is watching and salivating over Taiwan…. and when joey 10% depletes our defence capabilities to the lowest level over his proxy war in uke land…game is on and on the chicoms terms. Weak leaders breed conflict. And brother we have incredibly weak leaders at this time.

  16. NATO’s entry into the war could shorten it.
    NATO is negligent in prolonging the war by not entering it.
    NATO is supposed to be all about international order.
    NATO could have brought about peace and international order by now.
    NATO should give Putin an ultimatum: stop the war and withdraw from Ukraine, or
    else they will be bombed out.

    1. NATO had it’s chance and flubbed that already. Under Trump Pooty poot did not risk what he is doing now. Trump read him the riot act. Under gummi puppet joey , he got the green light. Joey at first wanted zelensky to get on a plane an abandon his grift and come to USA. Ah but then cooler heads prevailed and the thought of losing that annual 10% grift. Hence NATO has been pumping Artillery , Manpads , ATGM’s , Machine guns , Munitions galore and $40 + billion to the wholesome and corrupt free ukrainian govt…….what a breath of yet more tainted air…oh.
      America had energy independence , low inflation , goods in quantity and on time , china & russki in check . Now what do we have under the dem party and gummi joey….. the exact opposite and another swampy proxy war. Thanky you joey – you did that !.

  17. ..again… people do not learn about guns and violence from the 2nd Amendment… they learn by example and get addicted to the associated emotional drama, etc. from what they see on the internet or on TV, or from Video games, movies, etc….. so while a ban is a band-aid which will help.. it does not target the source which is all the visual and emotional stimulus we are inundated with 24/7…..

    1. Certainly it’s hard to argue with citing “visual and emobtional stimulus” as a big factor. But something else has changed equally drastically in the last 50 years or so: a huge percentage of kids in this country raised without a father in the home. Of course we’re not allowed to say that. I denounce myself.

  18. The Democrats’ first response to these heinous tragedies is NEVER “Make the schools as secure and safe as government buildings!” Why is that?

    1. Do Republicans support the funding at the state or federal level to achieve that school security?

      1. Concerned…..As far as public schools, have the Democrats supported and promoted anything other than trans bathrooms, tampon machines in boys’ bathrooms, and CRT curriculum books/materials????
        Do any of these offer school security and safety for our children??

          1. Flinging some illogical ignorant hate there out of the BLUE…you do that ofetn when you can not refute logic ?.

      2. Schumer blocks Senate GOP school safety bill, angering Republicans
        ‘You’re a liar and a hack,’ Sen. Rick Scott tweeted to Schumer after he blocked Luke and Alex School Safety Act

        After the horrific mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., asked for the Luke and Alex School Safety Act to be passed by unanimous consent. …

        The bill, named after Parkland, Florida, shooting victims Luke Hoyer and Alex Schachter, would require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a “Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices” for use by state and local educational and law-enforcement agencies, institutions of higher education, health professionals, and the public. And it would require DHS to “collect clearinghouse data analytics, user feedback on the implementation of best practices and recommendations identified by the clearinghouse, and any evaluations conducted on these best practices and recommendations.”

        https://www.foxnews.com/politics/schumer-blocks-senate-gop-school-safety-bill-angering-republicans

        https://video.foxnews.com/v/6306841128112#sp=show-clips

        1. This is groomer schumer not wanting his bolshevik party antics to be upstaged by some long delayed common sense approaches…they will have none of this and must continue the bread & circus !.

          1. RE:”This is groomer schumer ….”This tragedy is close to home for both Scott and myself. Douglas stands about 30 minutes south of here in Broward County. Schumer’s tactics on gun legislation is clear from this quote from him. ““Americans can cast their vote in November for senators or members of Congress that reflect how he or she stands with guns with this issue, this issue, at the top of the voters’ lists,” he continued.”

    2. The left has worked so hard to continue these bread & circuses for their sheeple followers they simply can not make good bipartisanly on this anytime soon. They have a vulgar narrative to ride until it dies off. You know how they never let a good crisis go by without manipulation for politics. Bolshevism 101 going on here.

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