"TENNESSEE CONGRESSMAN TIM BURCHETT WINS AWARD FOR MOST F**KED-UP RESPONSE TO COVENANT SCHOOL SHOOTING" - Vanity Fair
Burchett said that what had happened was “a horrible, horrible situation”... “we’re not going to fix it" and "Criminals are going to be criminals". As a congressperson he is paid $174,000 annually with our tax dollars for such brilliant words of wisdom.
Take a look at the top dozen sham excuses Republicans use to deny that guns cause mass shootings. Click on any image for more details.
Top dozen sham excuses Republicans use to block gun safety reforms
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"Asked if he thinks “there’s any role for Congress to play in reaction [to Covenant School shooting],” Republican congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN) doubled down, saying: “I don’t see any real role that we could do other than mess things up … I don’t think you’re going to stop the gun violence. I think you’ve got to change people’s hearts. As a Christian as we talk about in the church, I’ve said this many times, I think we really need a revival in this country.” - Vanity Fair
Republicans Respond to Uvalde With Thoughts, Prayers, and Cowardice
“The entire country is praying for the children, families, teachers, and staff and the first responders on the scene”, wrote Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
“Please join me in lifting their loved ones up in prayer", Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
“There are no adequate words to express the horror at Robb Elementary,” said Sen. Ron Johnston (R-WI)
Ted Cruz (R-TX) outdid all of them, though, writing that he and his wife are fervently praying for the families of the victims.
GOP lawmakers like Ted Cruz are demonstrating once again that they care more about guns than the lives of their constituents. - Rolling Stone
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On Monday, March 27th, three children and three educators were hunted and killed by a 28-year-old shooter with assault weapons in Covenant School, a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. On Friday, March 24th, the survivors growing up during the Generation Lockdown held a rally in D.C. — in the rain — to beg Congress to ban assault weapons once again.
Since 20 children and six educators were killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School, we have worked unapologetically for over a decade to pass the assault weapons ban legislation. After 30 years of inaction, the 117th House of Representatives finally passed the ban last year but the 117th Senate failed to act and now more children and educators have been killed.
More than 13.7 million AR-15s have been manufactured since Congress failed to ban assault weapons after Sandy Hook and the sale of these weapons of war resulted in $11 billion in revenue for the gun industry. In 1990, AR-15s accounted for only 1.2% of all guns manufactured in the U.S. and by 2020, 23.4% of all guns manufactured are AR-15s. You will have more blood of children and educators on your hands, and you will help the gun executives line their pockets with blood money if you do not pass the ban. Enough is enough! The time is now for Congress to vote and pass the ban and deliver it to President Biden’s desk rather than continuing to arm future school shooters with assault weapons." - Newtown Action Alliance.
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TakeAway: Don't fall for the sham excuses Republican use to block common sense gun safety measures. Hold them accountable.
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