The Senate minority has recently stated that the Minnesota mall stabbings and the New York/New Jersey bombings are “sad reminders that this Congress has done nothing — nothing to prevent dangerous people from acquiring guns and explosives to carry out future attacks on Americans.”
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill) said, “Republicans have seen multiple opportunities come and go to bring forward and pass bipartisan legislation to prevent terrorists from buying firearms and explosives, closing the so-called terror gap loophole. All of which have been defeated by the Republican majority. Congress still spends so much time and energy debating whether a bill would’ve stopped the last attack that we lose sight on how we stop the next attack. This bill, as well as bipartisan background checks, will stop dangerous people from getting their hands on the weapons of war.”
Let’s keep in mind that federal officials said the bombs were constructed of unregulated, commonly available materials such as Tannerite, black powder, Christmas-light fuses, and cell phone detonators. NOT GUNS!
Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) slammed GOPs in a Monday floor speech, saying “the only reason FBI terror suspects are allowed to buy guns and explosives is Republican opposition.”
Democrats are more busy complaining about gun control and the Republicans decision to end this Senate session on Oct. 7th to get ready for the elections then they are the mass casualties in this country daily.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Republicans were, “like school kids, begging for an early recess. Republicans would rather be out asking for people’s votes than doing the people’s business. This year, the Senate is scheduled to work the fewest days in six decades, but even that workload is apparently too heavy for our Republican friends,” Schumer told reporters. “We’ve been scheduled to be in session for two more weeks, but Republicans want to pull the plug and head home as soon as possible. That is not — not what the American people sent us here to do.”
The Republicans however have their thoughts on the right enemy at least.
Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) said the weekend’s events “were a reminder, a grim reminder, that we continue to fight the war against terrorism, the war against ISIS, and incredibly, in the wake of all that, the administration, the president’s spokesperson Josh Earnest, came out in the last couple of days and said that we are in a narrative fight against ISIS; not a real fight, a narrative fight.”
Thune also stated, “Tim Kaine went on television on Sunday and said that the situation with ISIS has dramatically improved. And I think that it’s pretty clear that the administration is more concerned about their legacy than they are really about keeping Americans safe. The fact of the matter is the world is less safe since the president took office. And Americans’ security, as we found out over the weekend, continues to be threatened on a weekly basis. So we’re less safe, and I think most Americans would argue less prosperous.”
I fully agree with that assessment. The enemy is here at our feet, on our soil, and Democrats are still arguing gun control. Obama has been nothing but a terrorists advocate and a blight on our economy. Not one thing he has done has been a move to benefit this country and nothing Hillary could possibly do will fix any of the damage that has been wrought upon this great country in the last 8 years.
We the people will stand and do what we must to protect the foundation of this nation and the Democrats will never succeed in pushing gun control.
H/T [ PJ Media ]