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Reid Calls for “Universal” Background Checks

Right on cue, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) today called for “universal” background checks on all gun sales after the shooting in Las Vegas over the weekend that left five dead including the two shooters.

On the Senate floor, Reid said the following (emphasis added):

We here in Congress have a duty to put into place legislation that helps prevent deranged, evil individuals from carrying out such savage acts of violence. Universal backgrounds checks would be a good start. The American people are depending on us to pass legislation.

While this has zero chance of going anywhere at this point, you can expect more of this talk in the coming days. The shooters were reportedly anti-government, white supremacists who draped a Gadsden flag over the bodies of the killed police officers and shouted to onlookers that the “revolution” has started. Some outlets are even reporting that the shooters were involved at the Bundy ranch standoff.

Because of this, the Democrats will use this “opportunity” to paint with an even broader brush than they normally use. Again, I don’t expect this to go anywhere, but if we get more shootings like the one in Vegas over the weekend, the Republicans will cave and our personal liberties, including but not limited to our right to keep and bear arms, will be restricted. Count on it.


3 Responses to Reid Calls for “Universal” Background Checks

  1. hardh8 June 10, 2014 at 3:18 am #

    This is a sad day. The enemies of freedom are winning and we are losing. To walk up to anyone you have never met and just shoot them is insane. NO ligitmate groups that support gun rights are in any way sympathic to this animialist behavior. May they both burn in hell.

  2. Ray June 10, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    Harry Reid is an excellent example of what happens to elected representatives when they spend too much time in DC. It’s been clear since the day he decided to support Obama’s gun grabbing agenda that he was finished representing the people of NV. He’s obviously not running for reelection. All he cares about now is how he’s viewed by the leftists in the democratic party.

    This clown is a poster child for term limits.

    He was barely reelected last time with the help of an “A” rating by the NRA. The NRA clearly needs to revisit their rating system. E.g., no democrat should be eligible for anything higher than a “B”. The party leadership is just too against gun rights. They need to factor in the likelihood of a candidate pulling a “Reid” and flipping sides when their party bosses turn up the heat.

  3. lee June 10, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Let’s not forget that these sick individuals, did not get these guns legally I’m sure of it considering the back round..