In response to two mass shootings that left 29 people dead within the last 24 hours, Democrats are demanding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bring the Senate, which is on a month-long recess, back in session to vote on gun control legislation.
Patrick Wood Cruisis, opened fire at a Walmart Saturday and massacred 20 people and wounded 25 more, in a case federal authorities are treating as domestic terrorism. Federal authorities will also pursue hate crime and firearm charges after it was revealed that Cruisis targeted hispanic immigrants.
Hours after the tragic massacre El Paso, 24-year-old Connor Betts opened fired in the streets of Dayton, Ohio Sunday morning, killing nine people, including his 22-year old sister. Public records indicate that Betts was registered to vote, listing his party affiliation as Democrat, and photographs of the shooter indicate he was a satanist.
Democrats are asking McConnell to call Senate back to vote on a background check bill passed by the Democratic-controlled House in February.
Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA) blamed the NRA and second amendment supporters for the massacres.
The “squad” leader, Alexandria Cortez warned McConnell must “explain to the people why” he hasn’t called for a vote on the gun control legislation.
In addition to issuing calls for more gun control measures, Democrats are pouncing on the mass shootings for political purposes, insisting that the killing sprees were prompted by President Trump and his rhetoric and claiming the attacks are proof the president is stoking racial division.
While Betts is a registered Democrat, the media is coordinating to portray Cruisis as a “far-right Trump supporter.”
However, in a so-called “manifesto” titled “Economic Reasons,” which investigators say was written by Cruisis, the shooter explicitly expresses his support for openly socialist policies, including universal income, socialized medicine and a belief in “global warming.” He expressed disdain for Democrat’s open border policies, but explicitly declared “the Republican Party is also terrible” because it is “pro-corporation” and “pro-corporation = pro-immigration.”
In the manifesto, Cruisis said he chose a gun-free zone as his target for obvious reasons.
“Remember: it is not cowardly to pick low hanging fruit. AKA Don’t attack heavily guarded areas to fulfill your super soldier COD fantasy. Attack low security targets,” he wrote. “Even though you might out gun a security guard or police man, they likely beat you in armor, training and numbers.”
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