Why let a tragedy go to waste when you can use it to score political points? Every time a thug shoots someone, liberals go on an anti-gun rampage. What is it about law-abiding people exercising their right to bear arms that drives liberals crazy? No law can stop a law-breaker from possessing a firearm. Gun control laws penalize responsible people.
Sheriff David Clarke recently appeared on Fox News to express his displeasure at the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton, and other leftists for seizing the opportunity to push a gun control agenda.
“Shame on the left,” the sheriff said. “Shame on the Democrats for once again exploiting misery and tragedy to purse a political agenda. Shame on the president of the United States to invoke terrorism into this horrific incident that happened in Virginia. Look, this is a political movement. The president knows it. Everybody that you just played knows that.”
Sheriff Clarke held up a copy of the U.S Constitution and said the document should not be used “in knee-jerk fashion over some horrific incidents that happened in the United States.” The Constitution protects freedom and liberty, he added. “It doesn’t prevent horrific events like the Virginia or Charleston shootings.”
If we really want to reduce gun violence, Sheriff Clarke said we already know how to do that.
“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 sheriff said President Barack Obama is doing the opposite. He recently visited a federal prison and pardoned 46 prisoners — and he plans to pardon more. Why?
No mass shooting anywhere would justify denying Americans their right to bear arms.