As Usual, There’s a Huge Problem With Gun Control Vultures Trying to Exploit Texas School Shooting

Taken by RS Contributor Jeff Charles, used with permission

It’s already happening. Only hours after a young man shot/injured four people in a school shooting on Wednesday, high-profile leftists circled the issue like vultures seeking to exploit the issue to push their anti-Second Amendment agenda.

Democratic politicians and prominent left-leaning media activists are using this incident to call for what they call “common sense gun laws” that would ostensibly prevent mass shootings from occurring. Many are predictably blaming Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott for signing into law H.B. 1927 which established Constitutional Carry in the state. For his part, he issued a statement about the shooting thanking law enforcement and first responders and offered “any assistance the state can provide.”

But, of course, the gun control lobby has to do its thing, doesn’t it?

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki addressed the shooting while speaking with reporters. She said:

I would say the President has been an advocate for doing more for gun safety measures through the course of his career. Not only did he fight to get the Brady Bill passed, he fought for the assault weapons ban. It remains a cause of his public life in office. We, of course, are frustrated by the inability to get common-sense gun reforms through Congress. We should be able to get universal background checks approved. They’re supported by the vast majority of the public as are assault weapons bans.

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) posted a tweet calling for “meaningful action” on guns:

My thoughts are with the students, faculty, and families of Timberview High School in North Texas.

It’s a terrible tragedy that yet another school shooting in America has occurred without meaningful action on common sense gun safety legislation.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf also chimed in:

My heart is with the Timberview High School Community in Arlington, Texas, after another tragic school shooting.

Our nation’s children should be able to learn without fearing for their lives.

We must strengthen gun legislation.

These are only a few of the leftists who took the opportunity to call for stricter gun control measures. However, there does seem to be a slight problem with their statements.

Timothy George Simpkins, who is suspected of carrying out the shooting, is only 18-years-old. Why does this matter? Well, perhaps we should refer to Texas law. H.B. 1927 which says that Constitutional Carry is:

[R]elating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is 21 years of age or older and not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm or other weapon; creating criminal offenses.

What this means is that Simpkins was already breaking the law by carrying the firearm he allegedly used in the shooting. Texas’ gun laws did not prevent him from obtaining a gun and the new Constitutional Carry law did not make it any easier for him to get a weapon.

Of course, none of these individuals exploiting the situation mentioned the reality of Texas’ laws regarding gun ownership because they are prone to breaking out in hives if they are exposed to too many facts. Instead of seeking other solutions like improved security measures and other types of policy that might actually have a chance of decreasing the number of victims of mass shootings, they are calling for “feel good” legislation that would do absolutely nothing to save lives.

As we say in Texas, the gun control measures the left is calling for are all hat and no cattle.