There’s no denying that Republicans love to run their mouths in the wake of a tragedy.
Two days ago, 19 children and 2 teachers were brutally slaughtered in Uvalde, Texas, elementary school when 18-year-old high school drop out, Salvador Ramos, breached Robb Elementary School where he barricaded himself inside a 4th-grade classroom and opened fire for nearly 40 minutes, before an elite Border Patrol unit was able to enter the classroom and fire on the shooter, killing Ramos on the scene.
We’ve since seen all the “regulars” on the Republican side of the fence make quick work out of reminding the American people that their gun rights are far more important that your children.
We’ve seen empty thoughts and prayers and Bible verses, we’ve seen Marjorie Taylor Greene taking to Twitter to flat-out say “We don’t need more gun control.” We’ve watched as they blamed this catastrophic mass murder on everything ranging from mental health to rap music to video games — anything but the guns. Anything but the guns in the hands of people that shouldn’t have guns. We’ve even seen a sitting US congressman openly threaten the President of the United States over the mere notion that Biden and the woke Left might take their guns away.
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But for all the shit these people talk, they damn sure don’t care for being called out on it.
Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson has taken more than $1m in donations from the National Rifle Association. In fact, according to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the Republican lawmaker has received $1,269,486 from the gun-rights group, that’s notoriously holding an event that will see attendance from the likes of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Greg Abbott, just 72 hours after the Uvalde mass murder.
However, when Johnson was confronted about the need for gun control in the US by a CNN reporter the day after the deadly mass shooting, he was so desperate to get away from the questioning that he ran smack into a locked door.
Johnson didn’t say a word as the CNN journalist grilled him before ultimately trying and failing to escape into a locked Capitol Hill office.
The NRA itself has spoken out on the Uvalde shooting, calling it “the act of a lone, deranged criminal.”
“Our deepest sympathies are with the families and victims involved in this horrific and evil crime. On behalf of our members, we salute the courage of school officials, first responders, and others who offered their support and services.”
“Although an investigation is underway and facts are still emerging, we recognize this was the act of a lone, deranged criminal.”
On the topic of their upcoming event set to take place in Houston, Texas, just three days after the Uvalde, Texas, massacre, the gun-rights group said, “As we gather in Houston, we will reflect on these events, pray for the victims, recognize our patriotic members, and pledge to redouble our commitment to making our schools secure.”
Police have said that Salvador Ramos successfully and legally purchased two AR-15-style assault weapons for his 18th birthday from a local store, one on May 17th and the other on May 20th. One of the assault rifles remained in Ramos’ crashed vehicle just around the corner from the scene of the shooting, while the other weapon was found with him when he was shot by an elite Border Patrol unit on the scene.
Ramos also legally purchased 375 rounds of 5.56 ammunition on May the 18th of May.
See the clip of Ron Johnson being a bitch here:
— Victor Jacobo (@victorjacobo_) May 25, 2022
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