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AP Photo/LM Otero We don’t yet know how the 18-year old suspect in Wednesday’s shooting at an Arlington, Texas high school obtained the handgun he used to would two people (two others suffered non-gunshot injuries), but we do know this: a universal background check law wouldn’t have stopped him. There’s nothing proactive or preventative about those laws at all. They can’t stop any gun from changing hands, only apply criminal charges after the fact.
You don’t need to be a Second Amendment advocate to realize this. You only need to possess some basic critical thinking skills. So what does it say that the biggest teachers unions in the country are demanding the passage of a universal background check bill in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting? The heads of both the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)—which combined represent nearly 4 million educators—demanded that Congress take action on gun control on a Thursday press call. “The House has done its job by taking action this summer to protect our students and communities with common-sense gun violence prevention,” NEA President Becky Pringle told reporters. “It’s time for the Senate to do what’s right, to keep our students safe from senseless gun violence.” Randi Weingarten, the head of the AFT, went even further, and demanded the passage of even more gun restrictions. “Teachers across the country are doing what they need to do to help our children recover. We need the Congress, the Senate, people like [Maine Senator] Susan Collins, people like [Alaska Senator] Lisa Murkowski, people like [West Virginia Senator] Joe Manchin —We need them to stand up and to support what the Biden administration is doing to support the safety of all of our children in America.” “We know passing red flag laws work. We know enacting responsible firearm storage laws works. We know raising the age to purchase semi-automatic firearms to 21 works. We know requiring background checks on all gun sales works,” Weingarten continued. “It shouldn’t be controversial. There’s huge bipartisan support for these common-sense safety measures.” Show the math, Randi. How do we […]
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