Schumer Backs Off On Senate Gun Bill, But Why?

Schumer Backs Off On Senate Gun Bill, But Why?

Schumer Backs Off On Senate Gun Bill, But Why?

There is so much that we still don’t know about yesterday’s horrific massacre of innocents in Uvalde, Texas.

What we do know at this point is, despite Joe Biden’s ranting about “standing up to the gun lobby,” that another law would have stopped the shooter. Why? As of right now, per law enforcement, the shooter – despite being “known” to local police – had no criminal record.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives representatives in a briefing to Texas State Senators, Salvador Ramos legally bought two AR platform rifles at a local federal firearms licensee on two separate dates: May 17 and May 20.”

One of the rifles he had purchased was left in a crashed truck near the school. The other rifle, a Daniel Defense, was located in the school with the suspect.”

On May 18, Ramos purchased 375 rounds of 5.56 ammunition, ATF authorities said.”

It is now also being reported that the shooter was NOT wearing body armor. He was wearing the plate carrier, but per KHOU 11 in Houston, the plate carrier held no armor.

So, how do you stop a horrific crime like this, when the shooter has no reported criminal record and no mental health record on file that would have triggered any red flags? What law could you possibly pass to stop something like this? The only honest answer, which few Democrats and leftists will say, is complete gun confiscation and a repeal of the Second Amendment. But Democrats aren’t interested in being honest about their intentions, because they know they would never get elected again. Instead, they wish to make gun ownership as hard and expensive as possible. And they also want to Do Something™ because They Care™.

Never let a crisis go to waste, thought Chuck Schumer last night.

Within hours of the shooting in Uvalde, Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader, moved to clear the way to force votes in coming days on legislation that would strengthen background checks for gun purchasers, pushing to revive measures with broad appeal that Republicans have blocked in the past.”

The pair of bills would expand criminal background checks to would-be gun buyers on the internet and at gun shows and lengthen the waiting period for gun buyers flagged by the instant background check system to allow more time for the F.B.I. to investigate. The measures, passed by the House in 2019 and again last year, have languished in the Senate amid Republican opposition. Even as they publicly mourned the massacre that killed 19 children and two adults on Tuesday, Republican senators gave little indication that their positions had changed.”

Well, Schumer apparently backed all the way off this move today.

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told colleagues on the Senate floor Wednesday that he will not immediately bring gun control measures to the floor in the wake of two mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, because he doesn’t expect them to muster enough Republican votes to pass.”

Instead, the Democratic leader said he will wait for Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and other members of his caucus to try to negotiate a bipartisan compromise with Republicans on a measure that has a better chance of securing 60 votes to overcome a filibuster.”

“There are some who want this body to quickly vote on sensible gun safety legislation, legislation supported by the vast majority of Americans,” he said. “They want to see this body vote quickly so the American people can know which side each senator is on …. I’m sympathetic to that, and I believe that accountability votes are important.”

But Schumer said he thought that bringing gun-control legislation in the immediate aftermath of Buffalo and Uvalde, where two lone shooters left a total of 31 people dead in the span of 10 days, would be fruitless because of staunch Republican opposition to such reforms.”

And the left is furious with Schumer for not Doing Something™ – especially because Schumer tried forcing through a vote on abortion just two weeks ago.

So, what is the reason Schumer is backing off? He knows any of these gun bills won’t pass, because Manchin and Sinema are steadfastly refusing the break the filibuster, and neither seem to be on board with these bills.

Schumer also must realize that after making senators go on the record about abortion, which has ended up not being as motivating a topic as Democrats had hoped, some Democrats in swing states or facing toss-up races this November probably didn’t want to be on the record on gun control as well. But apparently, there was also a logistical problem that can only be described as the fault of Chuck Schumer.

Oh. Well, that would be a “oopsie,” wouldn’t it, Chuckles? Apparently vacation days are more important than performative gun bill votes to Democrats.

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  • Ted says:

    I looked at the CDC data (you check it while you can, before it’s “upgraded” to fit the narrative). The idea, often bruited about, that firearms are a leading cause of death in young people, is not supported by the CDC data. A cursory glance tells me that, at worst, firearms are worst a very flimsy third place behind causes that add up to 90% or so.

    Tragic, but, banning motor vehicles saves many, many man more lives (for example). Also, the U.S. is BETTER than Norway, Finland and Switzerland in mass shootings, of the 86 countries listed. I think it was Lardner who said, “You could look it up!”

  • Cameron says:

    “They want us to do something.”

    No we don’t. We want you to leave us the hell alone and stop acting as if you are our saviors and our parents.

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