In the aftermath of the shooting at a college in Oregon, Democrats have once again jumped to pushing pro-gun control policies. So, on Thursday, they arranged a hasty meeting before the press on the steps of the Capitol to propose more anti-gun laws. But even as they assembled to push an anti-gun message, they were surrounded by armed guards, sparking calls of hypocrisy.
As the 27 Senate Democrats gathered on the steps of the Capitol for their anti-gun press conference, surrounding the politicians were a cadre of armed officers from the U.S. Capitol Police which joined the regular, heavily armed police detail that patrols the Capitol grounds.
The Democrat senators then rolled out a series of demands that, according to the Washington Times, “closely mirrored the plan rolled out last week by Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
The demands include strengthening background checks, making stricter rules to prevent “straw purchases” and new laws to prevent stalkers and domestic abusers from obtaining or owning firearms.
The Democrats also again indulged one of their favorite causes by demanding the closing of the “gun show loophole,” despite that such a “loophole” is a myth and does not exist.
“The victims and their families deserve better than a Congress that shrugs its shoulders and waited for the next tragedy,” Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said during the event. “They deserve action.”
But the fact that these anti-Second Amendment Senators stood pushing their gun grabbing policies surrounded by heavily armed guards as they did it caused quite a stir among center right media.
To name a few, on Thursday, Fox Nation featured the Democrats’ hypocrisy with a major link to the Times article.
Dave Workman of Examiner.com outright called the senators hypocrites.
Minuteman News also posted about the dichotomy of the senators pushing an anti-gun message while being surrounded by armed guards.
The Times story also made waves on a series of posting boards from Reddit to gun forums and other discussion boards and websites, many of which highlighted the “irony” of the incident.
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