America is still reeling from a horrific shooting in Uvalde, TX. Before anyone could process the tragedy, Democrats started pushing gun control. They couldn’t even let families mourning and law enforcement do their jobs. Hungry for power, Democrats exploited this horror for their own agenda.
And the sky is blue.
A new talking point apparently came out from the DNC. Both Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama blamed the “gun lobby” and Republicans for the actions of a lone gunman. That, of course, is the left’s easy and over-simplified reaction to the shooting. Never do they blame the criminal (unless, of course, the shooter is white—and they will use that to push racism).
An NRA event will be held this week, not far from the shooting. It is likely some people, fearing the left, will back out of attending. But not Donald Trump.
Former President Donald Trump still plans to address the National Rifle Association conference in Houston on Friday after the mass shooting in Uvalde, he confirmed on social media…
“America needs real solutions and real leadership in this moment, not politicians and partisanship,” Trump wrote on Truth Social on Wednesday. “That’s why I will keep my longtime commitment to speak in Texas at the NRA Convention and deliver an important address to America. In the meantime, we all continue to pray for the victims, their families, and four our entire nation–we are all in this together.”
Trump was scheduled to speak alongside Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Cruz and Abbott have yet to confirm whether they still plan to address the conference. [Source: Fox News]
If Trump, Sen. Cruz, or Gov. Abbott had backed out of the event, it would send a very bad message to the American public. It would have said that this terrible event was the fault of the NRA, gun owners, and the Second Amendment. It would have allowed the dishonest liberal media and Democrats to control the way people think about this tragedy and others like it.
But we know the facts. Democrats have no right to blame law-abiding citizens for the actions of one, evil person. Gun ownership is not to blame for any crime. Criminals are to blame for crimes. Democrats want to take us away from the reality that there are evil people in this world, people we need to stand against.
That is the very reason why we have laws, police departments, and yes the Second Amendment.
We don’t know if Cruz and Abbott will end up bowing out of this event. But Trump’s commitment shouldn’t come as a surprise. He refuses to allow the liberal establishment to set the tone for this country, nor to determine his actions.
As he said, our country needs real leadership. Sadly, that’s something we are lacking in D.C.
Author: Jim Stone