Quote of the Day brought to you by Pat Brothwell, Opinion Columnist at the Citizen Times:
North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley sent three tweets about the Raleigh shooting, two offering support for victims and law enforcement, and one saying it’s our responsibility to “prevent avoidable tragedies.” Republican Senate candidate Ted Budd continued to “gather all the facts.” When questioned about the shooting four days later, he acknowledged both the tragedy and importance of protecting the Second Amendment. Budd is the owner of a gun store and range.
I complain pretty often in these pages about how Republicans care more about gun money than lost lives, and some common feedback is to propose solutions instead of constant objections. So, here’s a solution. If you care about people’s lives, actually care, and you don’t want mass shootings to become even more mundane than they have, use your votes to bring about change in this upcoming election.
I can’t stress enough how alarming it is that both our Republican House and Senate options here in NC-11 are licensed firearm dealers who benefit financially from no gun restrictions. This isn’t about freedom for them. It’s about money. It’s a disturbing, profoundly unsafe conflict of interest. It’s genuinely scary.