Last week House Democrats staged a sit-in. They were trying to force a vote on gun control. They were inspired by the recent attack on the gay community in Orlando by a radical Muslim gunman, Omar Mateen. Liberals actually believe that more gun control is the answer to prevent attacks like the Orlando massacre from ever happening again. Among some of the anti-Second Amendment measures on the table was a bill that would prohibit the sale of weapons to people on no-fly or terror watch lists.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, (S-RC) emerged as the voice of logic and reason on social media. He pointed out that Democrats are within their rights to protest but their time would have been better spent “asking this administration and the Department of Justice in particular why prosecutions of current gun law violations has decreased under their watch.” In his post, Gowdy wrote that there are already lists of people who are not allowed to buy guns or ammunition. He said that these people go unpunished. He wondered what good another list would do. Especially when people are put on the list without due process and may remain on the list for life with no way of getting off of it.
Gowdy asked the most important question of all, “How does that make us any safer?”
The Political Insider reports:
Rep. Trey Gowdy (S-RC) is a conservative hero and former prosecutor. And when he saw Democrats in the House of Representatives throw a temper tantrum about gun legislation this week, he decided to tell them exactly what he thinks!
The problem with the bill is Democrats want to vote on a full ban of firearm sales to people on the terrorist watch list, without recourse or due process for those wrongly put on the list. The Senate has already rejected this anti-gun legislation.
Because Democrats couldn’t get what they wanted, they decided to act like the “Black Lives Matter” movement and disrupt the House chamber while violating their rules of decorum. They shoved down opposition, and refused to leave until they got what they wanted.
And while it received plenty of media attention, Gowdy went on Facebook to ask the most important question: How does their actions make America any safer?