Many politicians wish to appear as an expert when discussing various types of legislation, but the level of ignorance in the gun debate has been public and astounding. What is even more astounding is that these politicians, whom are making vocal calls for “common sense gun laws,” have Secret Service detail that hold a vast amount knowledge regarding numerous weapons and the accessories that go along with them. They could save themselves much embarrassment just by turning to the security detail within their own orbit.
Hillary Clinton sent out a message October 2nd via Twitter that read the following:
“The crowd ran at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.”
The weapon that was utilized was an AR-15, which is a very loud weapon to operate. With a suppressor attached to the barrel it would have been just as loud as a jackhammer, according to Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler.
Hillary Clinton’s former running mate, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA,) also decided to chime in with his own “informed” thoughts on the massacre:
“He only was stopped finally because he didn’t have a silencer on his weapon. And the sound drew people to the place where he was ultimately stopped. Can you imagine what this would have been if he’d had silencers on these weapons?”
The shooter was located mainly by the smoke detectors that were going off on the 32nd floor, according to the Washington Post. As the shooter was firing at such a high rate of speed, the hotel suite filled with gun smoke which ultimately set off the smoke alarms thus giving his position away.
Mrs. Clinton decided to politicize the issue before waiting for the facts that have been learned since the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada. What is more astonishing is that Senator Tim Kaine made his comments AFTER we learned how the shooter was located.
The madness does not stop there either. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was asked which new laws would have prevented Stephen Paddock from carrying out such an act. The Minority Leader replied by suggesting background checks, which we already knew Stephen Paddock passed. We know background checks would not have stopped Stephen Paddock because background checks DID NOT stop Stephen Paddock. The mere thought that she could get away with such a brazen and ignorant answer is intellectually insulting.
The rush to politics is not as troubling as the blatant lies these politicians will tell the American people in an effort to push an agenda on the back of a national tragedy. What is more pathetic is they cannot get informed enough before a Town Hall or a press conference to give real answers that could spark real change. Instead we have the same, old, tired suggestions; none of which would have stopped Stephen Paddock.