White House Doubles Down on Gun Control After Shooting

White House Doubles Down on Gun Control After Shooting

(RightWing.org) – Monday, March 27, the worst nightmare a parent could face hit three families when they lost their children to an armed intruder at the Covenant School (located inside Covenant Presbyterian Church) in Nashville, Tennessee. Three adult workers also died in the massacre. The shooter, identified as Audrey Elizabeth Hale, attended the school as a child and eventually decided to adopt the name Aiden and the use of he/him pronouns. That fact, coupled with the “assault-style” weapons used by the shooter, have ignited a firestorm between the political Left and Right.

Heated Rhetoric

The first thing that needs to be addressed is the elephant standing in the middle of the room. Hale came to believe that her identity as a female was incorrect while living with a mother and father who are reportedly very devout Christians. According to an exclusive article in the Daily Mail, a “well-placed source” told them that Audrey would wait until she left the house to change into more masculine outfits because her parents forbade her to dress like a man in their home. Although nothing has been officially announced, it would not be surprising to find out that this type of situation contributed to the “emotional disorder” that police believe caused her to suffer.

Now, Liberal politicians and pundits are flooding the media and Washington, DC, with the demand for more gun control, purportedly because this could reduce or eliminate such mass shootings, as usual, because, well, they’d never let a good tragedy go to waste if it can help them advance their agenda. The afternoon of the shooting, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre held a briefing where she admitted, “we don’t yet know the details in this latest tragic shooting,” but that did not stop her from pointing fingers.

During her opening comments, Jean-Pierre asked how many more children “have to be murdered before Republicans in Congress will step up and act….” She also touted President Joe Biden’s unilateral actions using his pen on executive orders to add more layers of gun control, which many on the Right argue is just an end run around the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) was promptly criticized by the Left when he said as far as legislation is concerned, they have gone “about as far as we’re going to” because much more would end up challenging the Second Amendment. Any laws passed by Congress are supposed to be framed by the Constitution, which itself outlines the process to amend it, and that is not through acts of the Executive or Legislative branches.

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution that would condemn the shooting, offer condolences to the families of the victims, and make the request for this shooting to be investigated as an anti-Christian hate crime. Attorney General Merrick Garland promptly said the idea is premature. However, as internet commentator Oli London points out, there are activist groups that use the slogan “trans rights or else” while posting pictures holding various weapons or wearing shirts depicting them.

Additionally, the alt-Left group the Trans Resistance Network issued a statement the day after the shooting that seems to have undertones of victim blaming, declaring Hale was herself a victim who was left with no choice other than to “lash out” and kill other human beings. They went on to claim “Right Wing personalities and political figures [want] nothing less than the genocidal eradication of trans people from society,” and then dropped the ominous warning that “hate has consequences.”

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