In the aftermath of the horrific Las Vegas massacre last week, Democrats have steadily begun the beat the drums of gun control once again, claiming that any number of pieces of legislation could have stopped this tragedy from occurring.
During a town hall debate hosted by CNN on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi fielded questions on gun control. During the program, a former Marine stepped up and asked a question that appeared to simply break Pelosi.
“My question is … what new law can we put out there that would stop something like this?” asked retired Marine Capt. Dan Hinkson, who now owns a gun store in Virginia.
“That is to have background checks, gun violence prevention, background checks, and to have them be effective,” Pelosi stated, apparently unaware that background checks are already being conducted.
Hinkson noted from the audience that “they all get checked,” after Pelosi stated that she was “sure” the people he sold guns to wouldn’t mind having a background check conducted.
“They all get checked. They all get checked. They all get checked. But there are loopholes,” she said, repeating herself like a broken record.
Pelosi then began stammering on about closing gun show loopholes and expanding background checks — the usual liberal talking points that have no basis in reality.
Probably recognizing just how nonsensical Pelosi’s answer sounded, CNN host Chris Coumo decided to answer for her, introducing bump stocks into the conversation. It didn’t help Pelosi sound any more sensible.
“Well, that is something that we should do right away,” she said about passing legislation to ban bump stocks, which can make a semi-automatic weapon fire like an automatic weapon. Pelosi even tried adding the word “bipartisan” to try to make her answer seem more appealing.
“People were not aware of the bump stock or the bump fire stock, whatever, people call it one thing or another,” she said, vomiting out a jumble of words.
Why is it that Democrats can never seem to actually understand the things they want to ban? If you’re planning to make an argument about banning something, you really should know what you are talking about.
Pelosi really is well past her prime. She can’t even hold a town hall on gun control, an issue she has been crowing about for years, without sounding like a machine that is broken.
Maybe it is time for her to step aside and let people who are capable of forming complete sentences continue this debate.