Just hours after a shooting at a Presbyterian school in Nashville, Tennessee resulted in the deaths of six victims, multiple figures in the mainstream media, Hollywood, and the Democratic Party immediately blamed the shooting on gun violence and called for more gun control.
As the Daily Caller reports, multiple members of Congress demanded further gun control legislation after the shooting at The Covenant School, which left three adults and three 9-year-old children dead, as well as the perpetrator.
“The school shooting in Nashville is heart-wrenching. No student, teacher or family should experience the fear and trauma of gun violence,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Twitter. “Enough is enough. Congress needs to once again ban assault weapons and pass gun violence prevention legislation to keep our children safe.”
“The upside of assault weapons is just not worth the carnage,” Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) tweeted. “Maybe that proposition is debatable if we didn’t know whether a ban could work. But we do know. Mass shootings dropped significantly when the 1994 ban went into effect, and then spiked when the ban expired.”
“Side doors don’t kill innocent children — assault weapons do,” Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) declared on Twitter. “But that’s not what the NRA wants you to say, is it @FoxNews?”
Joe Biden has repeatedly called for the ban of “assault weapons,” without clarifying what the term means to him. In his most recent State of the Union, Biden demanded that Congress “ban assault weapons now, once and for all.”
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who just won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, simply tweeted “BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS NOW!”
Contrary to the Left’s claims that the gun itself is to blame, revelations about the shooter indicate that her politics played a role in her actions. Police identified the shooter as 28-year-old Audrey Elizabeth Hale, a woman who believed she was a man, and thus used “he/him” pronouns on social media and went by the false name “Aiden.” Hale was a former student at the school, and it has been suggested that her actions were in retaliation against the state of Tennessee for passing numerous laws cracking down on the ideology of transgenderism, including public drag queen shows for children and banning the performing of genital mutilation surgeries on minors.