(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) It took CNN less than five minutes to showcase a primary reason why the nation is so divided over a response to the Uvalde mass shooting, highlighting that any solution short of leftists gutting gun rights is no solution at all.
Dana Bash, host of “State of the Union,” was busy berating Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, about Republicans consistently rejecting so-called solutions to massacres like the Uvalde tragedy, which saw 19 students and two teachers killed at Robb Elementary School in Texas.
“I’m guessing there are a lot of people out there watching this hearing you say no to a lot of the solutions people are talking about,” said Bash, who as a devout leftist meant solutions that centered on stripping law-abiding citizens of their 2nd Amendment rights and confiscating their guns.
“So what is the solution?” she demanded.
“I don’t think people here in this community or across the country want to hear that after their babies are being massacred by these guns,” Bash said about Republicans’ rejecting any solutions and, like a true leftist, conflating guns killing people with a crazed lunatic killing people.
Much to Bash’s consternation, Crenshaw provided several GOP proposals to address the issue.
What needs to change are the “things that would have the most immediate and succinct effect, and tangible effect, on these things. And that’s actual security at a school,” Crenshaw said.
“It’s not as if Republicans have never proposed anything,” Crenshaw said, and proceeded to list several initiatives Republicans have endorsed.
That included everything from improved background checks and increased penalties for straw gun buyers to proposals to curb gun violence, including the Stop Violence in School Act, which would directly fund school resource officers and school security and safety.
But why, Bash asked, can’t you accomplish all that and still enact some of the most radical gun control policies coming from Democrats?
“A lot of these policies that I think the Democrats often propose that are gun control policies, they do two things,” Crenshaw explained.
“One, they infringe on the rights of millions and millions of gun owners. And two, they probably wouldn’t have the outcome that you’re hoping for.”
“So if you’re not going to get the benefit that you want but it’s going to come at great cost that generally means it’s not a very great policy,” he said.
Not that Democrats and leftists would let that get in the way of using another tragedy to erode the 2nd Amendment and grab legally-owned guns from law-abiding citizens.