Conservative Tribune reports:
In case you somehow were not yet aware, Democrats in the House of Representatives began throwing a temper tantrum, er, I mean, staging a “sit-in” on the House floor Wednesday.
Their main issue of protest? That the House GOP refused to vote on one of the gun control bills that had been rejected by the Senate the day before. To wit, they wanted a vote on a blanket ban on firearms sales to any individual on the terror watch lists, with no due process or recourse for those individuals wrongly placed on the lists.
So, taking a page out of the playbooks of their useful idiots in the Black Lives Matter and Occupy movements, a contingent of House Dems disrupted business as usual, violated the rules and decorum of the lower chamber, shouted down any and all who opposed their temper tantrum, and refused to leave until they got what they wanted.
While the liberal media was eating up this publicity stunt, not everyone was amused or impressed, including Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, who took to his Facebook page to make a salient point and pose a particularly pertinent question — How will what they are demanding make us safer?
“Democrat members are certainly free to stage a sit-in and shut down House floor activities as they have done,” Gowdy wrote. “What would be infinitely more productive would be asking this administration and the Department of Justice in particular why prosecutions of current gun law violations has decreased under their watch.”
“There are already broad categories of persons prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition and those lists go largely without prosecution,” he reminded his colleagues from across the aisle.
“Now House Democrats are asking for yet another list of persons — this time without any due process rights — so this administration can fail to enforce that list of laws too,” he concluded. “How does that make us safer?”
Trey Gowdy is absolutely correct, both in that there are already a significant number of gun control laws on the books that go largely unenforced and that what Democrats are demanding would do nothing to keep us safer.
In truth, this lame stunt by the House Dems is nothing more than a bunch of 60s hippy holdovers attempting to relive their glory years while waving bloody shirts and banging the drum of gun control in a crass effort to mobilize their largely disenfranchised base.