The debate over gun control got a huge shot-in-the-arm after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday afternoon. Leading the cries for gun control on Twitter were several politicians, activists and celebrities, many of whom make their livings play-acting killers and gun-toting thugs in movies and TV.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) wrote in part: “Today, another American community is reeling from the horror of gun violence, perpetrated against innocent school children. Our hearts ache for the people of Parkland, Florida and the entire Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community.”
“Congress has a moral responsibility to take common sense action to prevent the daily tragedy of gun violence in communities across America, said the far-left Pelosi. “Too many families have lost someone to the senseless epidemic of gun violence. Congress has a moral responsibility to take common sense action to prevent the daily tragedy of gun violence in communities across America.”
The 19-year-old ex-student, who was arrested by Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputies, had not been publicly identified as a suspect. But a law-enforcement source identified the perpetrator as Nicolas de Jesus Cruz.
Democratic Party gun-control advocate, Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a shooting incident while she was an Arizona Congresswoman in 2012, wrote: “Our leaders must find the courage to escape the confines of their politics and pursue the moral necessity of peace & safety.”
“Ms. Giffords forgets that the Second Amendment is not a policy… it’s constitutional law, something Democrats treat as a last resort to abort unborn children in the millions or to allow thugs to riot, loot and assault police and civilians alike,” said Iris Aquino, a retired NYPD undercover officer.
Muslim activist Qasim Rashid went on a Twitter rant which began: “0 Muslim refugees have EVER killed an American. The Right calls to Ban All Muslim refugees. 1606 mass shootings since Sandy Hook. 0 reforms to gun laws.”
Rashid continued citing statistics, adding, “I’m furious that 17 kids are dead. Furious that if the shooter were Muslim or an immigrant—all Muslims & immigrants would be demonized.”
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“If Islam is for free speech, then why, after the Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre of Muhammad cartoonists, did we see protests in Pakistan, Iran, Chechnya, and other Muslim countries against the cartoonists, and not a single protest by Muslims anywhere in favor of the freedom of speech?” asks journalist and homeland security activist Pamela Geller.
“If Islam calls for secular governance, why were there no secular governments at all anywhere in majority-Muslim countries until the 20th century, and the foremost one, Turkey, is now rapidly re-Islamizing?” Geller asked Rashid.
Meanwhile, another leftwing politician, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo said on his Twitter account: “How many more communities need to be traumatized by gun violence before Congress acts? Do something. Lead.”
Gov. Cuomo was echoed by Kim Kardashian: “We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won’t do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence.”