There is one thing we know for certain about gun control-minded politicians: they will never stop. Ever. They ask why gun rights advocates won’t “compromise” with them, yet every such interaction results in our side doing all the giving while getting nothing in return. Hardly the definition of “compromise.” And just like clockwork, those same gun-controlling politicians are back the next week, pushing for more.
So now, eight Senate Democrats have formed the “Gun Violence Prevention Caucus,” made up of a veritable “who’s who” of the gun control movement: California’s Dianne Feinstein, Connecticut’s Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Illinois’ Dick Durbin, New Jersey’s Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, Massachusetts’ Ed Markey, and Colorado’s John Hickenlooper. The group’s stated mission is to “promote commonsense solutions to battle the epidemic of gun violence plaguing the United States.”
We won’t bore you with each senator’s propaganda-laced statement regarding the organization’s launch, but a couple of points deserve mention, other than their hijacking the term “commonsense.” Blumenthal’s press release reads like a Christmas wish list for gun controllers, expressing his enthusiasm for so-called “safe storage” laws, stronger Red Flag laws, and, of course, an “assault weapons” ban. In other words, “commonsense” is a relative term, depending on who’s using it. But we already knew that.
Not to be outdone, Markey claimed that “Already this year, Americans have suffered from 52 mass shootings and 3,700 gun-related deaths.” That statement was echoed by the Giffords organization’s Adzi Vokhiwa, who said that “Last year, there were more mass shootings than days in the year, and so far, 2023 is following the same pattern.” visitPublished in