Leading Michigan Democrats are using recent mass shootings to call for gun control.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attacked the “gun lobby” and said mass shootings are “not a mental health issue” in a long Twitter rant that also called for red flag laws.
Whitmer’s full Twitter thread is available here.
Earlier this year, @Wittenberg4Rep introduced extreme risk protection order bills that allow firearms to be temporarily removed from someone who pose a risk to themselves or others, and that person would also be unable to purchase a firearm during that time.
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) August 5, 2019
Her statements included this: “The gun lobby has sold the American people a false narrative that you have to pick one of two sides when it comes to gun laws. The reality is that we can both recognize the rights guaranteed to us by the 2nd amendment AND work to prevent gun violence.”
“I have said that our politics in Michigan don’t have to look the way they do in Washington DC,” Whitmer added. “This is also true of working to prevent gun violence – we can come together, gun violence prevention advocates & responsible gun owners alike – to ensure our communities are safe.”
She went on to declare that “this is not a mental health, movie, or video game issue.”
“The issue is that people who want to hurt themselves or others have easy access to firearms,” she concluded.
Whitmer is not the only Michigan Democrat trying to shoot down the Second Amendment.
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) tweeted, “Enough is enough! Leader McConnell must make the Bipartisan Background Checks Act a top priority. This bill passed the House over 158 days ago. It is past time for the U.S. Senate to act!”
Enough is enough! Leader McConnell must make the Bipartisan Background Checks Act a top priority. This bill passed the House over 158 days ago. It is past time for the U.S. Senate to act!
— Sen. Debbie Stabenow (@SenStabenow) August 5, 2019
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) issued a series of tweets calling for gun control as well, including this statement: “In the wake of the horrific tragedies in El Paso and Dayton, it’s important to remember gun violence impacts Americans each and every day.”
In the wake of the horrific tragedies in El Paso and Dayton, it’s important to remember gun violence impacts Americans each and every day.
— Senator Gary Peters (@SenGaryPeters) August 4, 2019
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