Democrats are never going to miss the opportunity to exploit a tragedy to push their liberal agenda.
After watching protests turn into riots and hearing the increasingly loud calls to “defund the police,” Democrats are now ramming ahead with another push for gun control.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi marked the fourth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting with calls for more gun control, Fox News reported.
On June 12, 2016, gunman Omar Mateen, who had pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group, entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and killed 49 people as well as wounded 53 others.
He was killed by police before he could inflict any more damage.
In reference to the horrific massacre, Pelosi released a statement calling for more gun control:
We honor the 49 beautiful souls murdered and 53 injured in a stunning act of hatred and bloodshed at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Four years later, the pain remains all too real for the Orlando community, the survivors and the loved ones of those who were killed, but our resolve to end the scourge of gun violence remains unwavering.
In too many places, the epidemics of gun violence and hatred have stolen too many innocent people and left too many families suffering unimaginable loss. It is our responsibility to protect our communities and keep our children safe.
The men and women murdered at Pulse were there to enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and celebration in a place of safety and solidarity; they had the right to live free from the fear of gun violence and hate. Leader McConnell must listen to the will of the American people, end his partisan obstruction and finally bring H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 up for a vote.
Here’s the kicker: Pelosi is apparently unaware that gun sales have surged dramatically to record-setting levels over the past few months — especially for first-time buyers, New York Daily News reported.
The coronavirus lockdowns and riots across America over the death of George Floyd have led to millions of Americans buying firearms.
So while Democrats are trying to “defund the police” and push more anarchic, left-wing policies — Americans across the country are purchasing firearms at an unprecedented pace.
President Donald Trump also weighed in on Democrats’ latest gun control push.
The Radical Left Democrats: First they try to take away your guns. Then they try to take away your police!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2020
It’s obvious that Pelosi is completely out of touch with the average American citizen.
But her comments aren’t surprising, especially given this is the same woman who wants the president’s lawyers disbarred and emphasized the importance of testing for coronavirus while admitting that she has not been tested for the virus.
She’s nothing short of a hypocrite.