Within hours of the horrific on-air shooting of two TV journalists in Virginia, prominent Democrats tried to politicize the tragedy by calling for greater federal gun control.
President Barack Obama:
What we know, is that the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke threw the book at liberals for what he called their shameless attempt to exploit the shocking murders.
Shame on the left, shame on the Democrats for once again exploiting misery and tragedy to pursue a political agenda. Shame on the President of the United States to invoke terrorism into this horrific incident that happened in Virginia.
Sheriff Clarke pointed to the U.S. Constitution in his argument that Democrats are using grief as a motivator to restrict liberty.
This document, the Constitution, protects freedom and liberty. It does not prevent horrific acts done by human beings.
Sheriff Clarke insists that the law enforcement community already knows how to prevent gun violence.
You identify the bad guys, you arrest the bad guys, you adjudicate them and once they’re convicted, you lock them up for the longest period of time allowed by law.
The Wisconsin Sheriff sharply criticized President Obama’s reaction to the murders on live television.
This was a chance for the president to bring the country together, and once again, the divider-in-chief goes out and further separates us.
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