When the Newtown spree killer mowed down 20 children six and seven year olds and six adults, the call for federal gun control reached a fever pitch. It was thwarted in the final furlong by lovers of firearms freedom, galvanized into action by the legislative threat to firearms freedom. This time, after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School slaughter . . .
we have a Republican-controlled House and Senate and a Republican in the White House. And yet we’re seeing momentum for expanding [unconstitutional] background checks, raising the minimum age for a long gun purchase and Presidential support for due-process-denying “gun violence restraining orders.”
What’s going on? What’s so different about this mass shooting aftermath as compared to the others that triggered former Second Amendment champions to Rubio to the forces of civilian disarmament?
Is it a cumulative effect: Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Parkland? Is it the mainstream media’s love fest with the ignorant teenagers demanding that the government curtail or eliminate their civil right to keep and bear arms? The fact that Donald Trump is our president?
You’d think the fact that the failure of multiple government agencies (including school authorities) to intercept the killer multiple times would make this spree killing less a focal point for gun control. But it sure doesn’t seem that way.
Are we losing ground here? if so, why now?