Yes, we know this will be controversial, but how about focusing on domestic abuse in the black community instead? How about focusing on encouraging young black males to marry the mothers of their children and not be out getting drunk with other women before you come home and kill your girlfriend?
No, instead they take the gutless choice of attacking law-abiding gun owners in the wake of some maniac committing a murder-suicide.
Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) on Monday slammed Congress for “doing nothing to protect our families and our society” from gun violence in the wake of a high-profile murder-suicide involving a National Football League player.
“With the senseless tragedy in Kansas City this weekend, once again, gun violence finds its way onto our nation’s front pages; and once again we hear the same stale arguments from both sides of the political spectrum,” DeGette told The Hill in an email. “It’s clear these old arguments are doing nothing to protect our families and our society, so I urge our nation to come together and change the conversation.”
The NRA isn’t ready to play this game.
Wayne LaPierre, Chief Executive Officer for the National Rifle Association, accused Costas of using the Belcher shooting to “piggyback his social agenda on the back of a tragedy,” and said he expects an “unprecedented” fight over gun rights in the next Congress.
“I think it is going to come hard, I think it is going to come fast, and I think it is going to come soon,” he said in an interview with CNN.
DeGette joins the usual list of gun-grabbers who leap at the first chance they get in order to disarm the millions of law-abiding gun owners. It should be considered “controversial” to shamelessly use a murder-suicide to advance an anti-Second Amendment agenda, yet instead the media portrays it as “common sense” legislation. Instead, any suggestion that rampant crime and children born out of wedlock poses problems that should be addressed in the black community sets off firestorms of criticism and knee-jerk accusations of racism. So we ask, what poses a greater threat to young black males, the NRA or the lack of fathers? The NRA or gangbangers? The NRA or Democrats who’ve done nothing to help their constituents?