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People in the Senate gallery were reportedly weeping after Monday night’s votes.
In the wake of the Orlando terror attack that took 49 lives at a gay nightclub, four gun control amendments were proposed to be tacked on to a Justice Department spending bill Monday night.
And one-by-one they were picked off like ducks at a carnival shooting range.
There were two problems with the amendments:
One, the attack wasn’t about gun control; it was about radical Islamic terrorists.
Two, they would have given the executive branch carte blanche to determine who is or is not a terrorist to be denied his Second Amendment rights, without affording him the minimum due process requirements provided in the Constitution.
Rather than focusing in on the legal arguments the amendments presented, NBC News correspondent Luke Russert reported this:
Just saw victims of gun violence who were in the gallery weeping in Senate lobby after gun control amendments failed.
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) June 20, 2016
Let the false outrage begin:
@LukeRussert The next time any Republican offers “thoughts and prayers” after a mass shooting, Americans need to tell them to shove it.
— Brian Perry (@BTP1960) June 20, 2016
Absolutely devastating. And unconscionable https://t.co/bgHUh35Aq3
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 21, 2016
— (((ChampagneKitty))) (@ChampagneKitty) June 21, 2016
— G_WitnessedHERstory (@Gabbiedrice78K) June 20, 2016
@LukeRussert how do these senators who voted no sleep at night?
— Diana Hess (@dianahess22) June 20, 2016
Nevertheless, there were a few tweeps that saw through Russert’s “observation” and addressed the real issues.
— AnneMarie (@bulliegirl2513) June 21, 2016
— #MakeTrumpRichAgain (@GayPatriot) June 21, 2016
@LukeRussert Stop using this tragedy to further the left’s agenda. This isn’t about guns, it’s about Islamic Terrorists. PERIOD!
— Cheri Armstrong (@Biloximeemaw) June 21, 2016
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) June 21, 2016
It all comes down to some basic questions:
Are we a constitutional republic or not? Are we a nation of laws or not? Do we believe in the rule of law or not?
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