It comes as no shock to conservatives that President Joe Biden is pushing for harsher gun control in the first days of his administration.
The new White House, what some are calling the third Obama term, is following the same pattern that Biden’s first foray in the White House with former President Barack Obama followed, pushing for the kind of aggressive gun control that could very well cause an uprising with conservatives and gun proponents.
What shouldn’t come as a shock, but for some still does, is that the Biden administration (and liberals in general) are exploiting the anniversary of the death of more than a dozen children and several adults in Parkland, Florida to push for said gun control.
In a statement lauded by many of the mainstream news networks, Biden cited the Parkland shooting as one of the reasons he believes that stricter gun control should be implemented, post-haste.
JUST IN: Pres. Joe Biden calls on Congress to take action on gun reform on 3rd anniversary of Parkland shooting: "This Administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call." https://t.co/wKgASicAWN pic.twitter.com/xmLdYHGgqD
— ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2021
“Three years ago today, a lone gunman took the lives of 14 students and three educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In seconds, the lives of dozens of families, and the life of an American community, were changed forever.
“For three years now, the Parkland families have spent birthdays and holidays without their loved ones. They’ve missed out on the experience of sending their children off to college or seeing them on their first job after high school. Like far too many families, they’ve had to bury pieces of their soul deep within the Earth. Like far too many families — and, indeed, like our nation — they’ve been left to wonder whether things would ever be okay.”
Don’t let this interlude think that the current president let up on his guilt trip, nay, the exploitation of hurting families continued for about another 320 words. But let me just take this moment to point out one of his (and many Democrats’) massive fallacies.
The liberal ideology says that fewer guns = fewer gun deaths. While there are many ways to argue that asinine excuse for a logical argument, I would like to take a moment to look at one heroic example of why that’s wrong.
NBCDFW reported in early January of this year on what they called a “Good Guy With a Gun” who was able to stop a gunman who opened fire on his church in Dec. 2019 inside a White Settlement church
Jack Wilson was awarded the Governor’s Medal of Courage, which is the state’s highest civilian honor.
“When events arise, you’re going to do one of two things. You’re either going to step up and do what’s right or walk away. And I’m not one to walk away,” Wilson said, accepting the medal at the Texas Governor’s Mansion.
I beg your indulgence to bear situations like that (and the numerous others that could be recounted) when listening to the rest of our current president’s polished blathering about gun control:
“These families are not alone. In big cities and small towns. In schools and shopping malls. In churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples. In movie theaters and concert halls. On city street corners that will never get a mention on the evening news. All across our nation, parents, spouses, children, siblings, and friends have known the pain of losing a loved one to gun violence. And in this season of so much loss, last year’s historic increase in homicides across America, including the gun violence disproportionately devastating Black and Brown individuals in our cities, has added to the number of empty seats at our kitchen tables. Today, as we mourn with the Parkland community, we mourn for all who have lost loved ones to gun violence.
“Over these three years, the Parkland families have taught all of us something profound. Time and again, they have showed us how we can turn our grief into purpose – to march, organize, and build a strong, inclusive, and durable movement for change.
The Parkland students and so many other young people across the country who have experienced gun violence are carrying forward the history of the American journey. It is a history written by young people in each generation who challenged prevailing dogma to demand a simple truth: we can do better. And we will.
“This Administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call. We will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer. Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets. We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change. The time to act is now.”
Criminals will commit crimes. Shockingly enough, they’ve proven that they’ll even commit the crime of owning a gun when they’re not supposed to (don’t believe me? Just check out the number of felons found with weapons each year).
And remember: the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Just imagine how many lives would have been saved if those teachers who were willing to die for their students had been given the chance to protect them.