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Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste: Pelosi Renews Push For Gun Control
Posted By  on Sep 21, 2013 | 28 Comments

The recent murder spree at the Navy Yard could have resulted in far fewer deaths had the SWAT team not been told to stand down. I don’t know who made the order or why, but there’s no doubt that if the SWAT team had been allowed to do as they were trained to do, that there wouldn’t have been enough deaths to classify the incident as a “mass shooting.” If it weren’t classified as a mass shooting, it wouldn’t be able to be used as political leverage to ban semi-automatic rifles. Even though Alexis didn’t use an AR-15. He took Biden’s advice and used a shotgun.

And I’m not necessarily in favor of using SWAT teams. It just makes no sense that a SWAT team would be ordered to raid an organic farm and hold residents at gunpoint while operatives outside tear up their gardens, but during an “active shooter” scenario, they’re told to stand down. It makes no sense whatsoever, unless someone, somewhere wanted this incident to proceed so that the media and political establishment could use it to push more gun control. I guess they’re getting impatient.

Right on cue, all the gun-grabbers in the media and inside the Beltway renewed their calls for gun bans and universal background checks. Here’s Pelosi, again using the “children card”:

We must honor the memory of those lost not just by moments of silence, but by using our time to pass legislation to reduce gun violence. We need more than that moment of silence… I think the support is there. Ninety percent of the American people support background checks. How come that’s not reflected in some way for this discreet bill to pass the Senate and the House? We’re not giving up on this. We’re not going away. And as you saw yesterday, we owe it to those families. But you know, for such a long time, we’ve had the problem of violence in inner cities and the rest, and now we see Aurora movie theater, and we see a kindergarten in Connecticut and the rest – everyone, your children, my children, everyone is at risk. As protected of a facility as the Navy Yard – 12 people being killed by a lone gunman. We really have to act upon it. So many other factors are involved. But all of them come to a place where background checks would be the answer. . .