Americans were mourning the deaths of over 50 innocents after a gunman’s rampage in Las Vegas.
But Nancy Pelosi had other ideas.
And what she said about the tragedy will leave you speechless.
In the immediate aftermath of the horrific events in Las Vegas – where a gunman opened fire during a country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel – Pelosi demanded Speaker Paul Ryan create a Select Committee on guns to create recommendations on stripping the Second Amendment rights away from Americans.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) October 2, 2017
She also demanded Ryan take up legislation that would increase background checks and create a national gun registration scheme.
The Daily Mail reports:
“She also asked the GOP’s House majority to move on a bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Peter King of New York and Democratic Rep. Mike Thompson of California.
That legislation aims to expand America’s pre-sale background check system to cover all commercial firearms.
Monday wasn’t Pelosi’s first attempt to wish a congressional gun-violence committee into existence.
She made an identical plea exactly two years ago, on October 2, 2015.
Ryan’s predecessor in the speakership, John Boehner, never acted on that request, which followed a shooting on a community college campus in Oregon.”
The Trump administration swatted away calls for new gun control.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared President Trump was a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and that the immediate aftermath of a tragedy was not the time to push political agendas.
The Daily Mail also reports:
“Sanders batted away questions about the demand for new gun control measures, insisting that ‘this isn’t a time for us to go after individuals or organizations.’
‘I think that we can have those policy conversations, but today is not that day,’ she said.
‘There’s a time and place for a political debate, but now is the time to unite as a country.’
Sanders also warned Congress against drafting ‘laws that won’t stop these types of things from happening.’
She called Monday ‘a day of reflection, a day of mourning, a day of gratefulness for those that were saved.”
Americans were appalled at the Democrats’ desire to exploit the dead and wounded in Las Vegas to advance their political agenda.
But Americans are counting on President Trump and Republicans in Congress to stand firm and protect their constitutional rights in the face of an all out assault by the Democrats and their allies in the media.