The attack in Boulder, Colorado, is the seventh mass shooting in the U.S. in the last seven days. President Biden’s proposed solution? Strengthening background checks and banning assault weapons. Republicans’ proposed solution? Thoughts and prayers.
The attack in Boulder, Colorado, is the seventh mass shooting in the U.S. in the last seven days. President Biden’s proposed solution? Strengthening …
This. Isn't. Normal.
Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO), who represents the district where the shooting occurred, reminds Americans this is not normal. Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) also reminds us that it's up to Senate to pass any gun legislation.
Turns out, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a pre-planned hearing on gun violence prevention — less than 24 hours after the attack in Boulder, the seventh mass shooting in seven days. Republicans just sat there making excuses for their continued inaction.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went on a rant about not apologizing for his thoughts or prayers, arguing "the contempt of Democrats for prayers is an odd sociological thing.” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) hit back: "Thoughts and prayers cannot save the 8 victims in Atlanta or the 10 last night."
VP Kamala Harris: "Stop pushing the false choice that this means everybody's trying to come after your guns ..."
A Sobering Reminder
As senators duke it out on Capitol Hill, the victims' loved ones are suffering. They are forced to come to terms with the reality of gun violence in America. Yesterday, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold read the names and ages of the mass shooting victims. Remember these names, and think about all those they left behind.