President Joe Biden wasted little time following a mass shooting incident early Wednesday at a Virginia Walmart, moving to politicize the tragedy before investigators even had a full picture of what had happened.
According to Fox News:
The mass shooting at the store in Chesapeake, Virginia, was carried out by one of the store’s employees, police said. The male employee used a pistol in the attack and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solesky told reporters Wednesday morning.
Biden’s handlers quickly worked up a highly politicized statement for him to regurgitate to the media.
“Jill and I grieve for those families, for the Chesapeake community, and for the Commonwealth of Virginia, which just suffered a terrible shooting at the University of Virginia this month,” he said. “We also mourn for all those across America who have lost loved ones to these tragic shootings that we must come together as a nation to stand against.”
“This year, I signed the most significant gun reform in a generation, but that is not nearly enough,” the president continued. “We must take greater action.”
It’s not clear what Biden and his Democratic Party want in terms of new gun control; Fox News reported that the alleged shooter was “not known” to police, meaning he likely had no prior criminal record and wasn’t on the radar of any law enforcement agency.
Nevertheless, “we must take greater action” against a foundational constitutional right.
Biden described the latest Virginia shooting as “yet another horrific and senseless act of violence.”
“There are now more families who know the worst kind of loss and pain imaginable,” Biden said, adding that “now even more tables across the country that will have empty seats this Thanksgiving.”
To be sure, mass shootings occur far too frequently in the United States, but all said, in a country of more than 330 million people, gun deaths are far less numerous than other forms of death, such as heart disease, the number one cause (nearly 700,000 in 2020).
Democrats: Ban all guns
Republicans: No. Just ban SOME guns.
Anti-communist: I understand that one day this government will be evil enough to come kill me so what I really need is a belt-fed and some claymores.
Only one of these is the correct position.
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) November 22, 2022
Many people (including some gun owners) misunderstand the 2nd Ammendment.
It isn’t about shooting sports, or hunting, or even self defense. It’s about empowering the people to overthrow a tyrinnical government.
ANY law that gives the government the upper hand is a 2A violation.
— Saul 🇺🇸 (@OldSchoolSaul) April 11, 2021
So people who say “You don’t need an AR for defense” or “Weapons of war have no place on our streets” miss the point of the 2A.
And gun rights advocates focus too much on crime stats & stories of guns saving lives. That’s all good, but remember why the 2A was REALLY written.
— Saul 🇺🇸 (@OldSchoolSaul) April 12, 2021
— Cynthia L Owens (@cynthialowens) November 23, 2022