Investigators are still piecing together precisely how it came to be that ten people were killed by a deranged man in a Colorado supermarket this week, but that hasn’t stopped wild speculation and unacceptable blame-shifting to occur – even at the highest levels of our government.
Predictably, the liberal left is attempting to blame guns and the Second Amendment for the shooting, but this is akin to suggesting that banning hammers will keep our thumbs from getting thwacked during a construction project.
Worse still, some are suggesting that the GOP’s policies are somehow culpable in the deaths of these ten people.
Senator Richard Blumenthal on CNN this week:
Blumenthal said, “In Boulder, that shooter is a deeply disturbed man who became a mass killer because he had an assault weapon that can kill people with the efficiency and speed meant for the battlefield. So guns make all these problems more fatally and deadly, especially for domestic violence victims who then can be killed, five times more likely to be killed in those situations. That’s why we need to make sure we adopt these common-sense measures.”
He added, “We should not be putting aside Republicans. They bear responsibilities as well. That was the whole point of my exchange this morning with Senator Cruz because they’re the ones who are ducking that responsibility and become complicit in all these shootings. It is not just Boulder, and it is 100 killings a day and not to mention the emotional traumas and injuries that result, the eight children that are lost every day of guns that are stored unsafely. I think my Republican colleagues are going to be put on record. We’ll have a vote. We have a president who’s committed to this cause, both House of Congress and most importantly we have a popular political movement, a grassroots movement led by a new generation like the Parkland students and March for Our Lives.”
The family of the shooter in this case, who are distraught over the events that took place this week, have come forward to state the the suspect in this case was paranoid, aggressive, and likely suffered from an undiagnosed mental illness.
For Senator Blumenthal to suggest that any political party should be help responsible for the actions of a clearly sick individual is an offensive and despicable thing.
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