Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania called for expanded background checks after the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings.
Toomey went on Twitter and declared, “While no law will end mass shootings entirely, it’s time for Congress to act to help keep our communities safer.”
While no law will end mass shootings entirely, it's time for Congress to act to help keep our communities safer. We should start by passing bipartisan proposals such as my legislation with Senator Joe Manchin to expand background checks to all commercial firearm sales.
— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) August 4, 2019
He added, “We should start by passing bipartisan proposals such as my legislation with Senator Joe Manchin to expand background checks to all commercial firearm sales.”
Toomey’s plan has a major flaw, though. Without a national gun registry his plan is totally unenforceable.
BLP reported earlier this year about the House’s passage of universal background legislation, which was the first piece of gun control legislation to pass out of one chamber of Congress since the 1993 Brady Act.
Toomey and Democratic Senator introduced their own iteration of universal background check legislation, which would extend background checks to gun shows and online sales, in 2013 right after the Sandy Hook shooting. .
Toomey also seconded Senator Lindsey Graham’s motion to enact “red flag” gun confiscation measures.
Toomey tweeted, “I also agree with Senator Lindsey Graham that we should pass a bipartisan ‘red flag’ measure that enables families and law enforcement to obtain a court order to keep guns away from dangerous individuals.”
Despite the hype behind red flag laws, there is reason to believe they are not effective in stopping shooters.
In 1999, Connecticut became one of the first few states to enact red flag laws. This law proved to be ineffective in stopping Adam Lanza from slaughtering 27 children at Sandy Hook.
Based on data he studied from 1970 to 2017, pro-gun researcher John Lott assets that “Red Flag laws appear to have had no significant effect on murder, suicide, the number of people killed in mass public shootings, robbery, aggravated assault or burglary. There is some evidence that rape rates rise. These laws apparently do not save lives.”
Tennessee’s Marsha Blackburn Calls on Ilhan Omar to Resign After Minnesota Democrat Calls to “Dismantle” U.S. “System of Oppression”
Omar appeared to refer to the American economy and political system as “oppression.”
Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn called upon Minnesota Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar to resign from office on Tuesday, hours after Omar had appeared to endorse the “dismantling” of the American “economy and political systems,” calling them a “system of oppression.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 7, 2020
“As long as our economy and our political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shutout, we will perpetuate this inequality. We cannot stop at the criminal justice system. We must begin the work to dismantle the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.”
Omar had made the remarks in the context of arguing that Democratic “criminal justice reform” was insufficient to answer the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement, calling for a more dramatic and wide-ranging restructuring of American society.
Blackburn called on the Minnesota freshman Democrat to resign hours after the anti-American speech in a tweet, stating that Omar could no longer credibly follow her oath to preserve the Constitution after referring to the American system broadly as a “system of oppression.”
Ilhan Omar took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution, not shred it. Omar and her Marxist comrades are a threat to our Democracy. Omar should resign.https://t.co/ujBGxbWXtR
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) July 7, 2020
Omar’s grandfather Abukar Omar had served as a government official in the dictatorship of Siad Barre in Somalia, and the Omar family sought political refuge in the United States when the Barre dictatorship-known for its human rights abuses and a mass killing of minorities thought of by some as a genocide- was overthrown in a civil war.
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