(ConservativeSense.com) – Calls for gun control have skyrocketed in the wake of the deadly attack on a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 27th.
Three children were killed, as well as three members of staff, when Audrey Hale, who identified as transgendered, broke into the school and opened fire. Instead of focusing on the increasing violence exercised by radical leftists, President Biden and others have used the tragedy to increase their demands for the Second Amendment to be eroded. TV host Geraldo Rivera even said, “Shame on the 2nd Amendment.”
Former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney commented that the GOP should spend less time banning books and more time stopping gun violence. She was likely referring to the move by some Republican leaders to prohibit books in schools that tell young children they are able to choose another gender or that they may have been born in the wrong body.
President Biden responded to the tragedy by urging Congress to pass a ban on assault weapons, something he has campaigned for since entering the White House. “We have to do more to stop gun violence. It’s ripping our communities apart. I call on Congress again to pass my assault weapons ban,” he said at a press conference in Washington.
US Attorney General Merrick Garland was questioned by Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) as to whether he considered the attack to be a hate crime as it is believed to have targeted Christians. While Garland said the motive is unknown and therefore a hate crime cannot be established, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has teamed up with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to initiate a federal hate crime investigation into the incident. Hawley said that the attack was targeted and premeditated and singled out Christians, therefore it qualifies as a federal crime and should be treated as such.
“Hate that leads to violence must be condemned, and hate crimes must be prosecuted,” the Senator said.
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