After the occurrence of a violent incident involving a firearm on the campus of the University of Virginia, President Biden again wasted no time politicizing a tragedy.
Following the death of three University of Virginia Football players at the hand of one of their teammates on Monday night, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre issued a statement on behalf of the Administration touting the radical gun control measures Biden signed into law earlier this year.
“Earlier this year, President Biden signed the most significant gun safety law in nearly three decades, in addition to taking other historic actions. But we must do more. We need to enact an assault weapons ban to get weapons of war off America’s streets. House Democrats acted, and the Senate should follow.”
Contrarily, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin took time out of his day yesterday to pay his respects to the victims.
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin dropping flowers at Scott Stadium. Youngkin emotional in this unannounced visit to UVA. “It’s a moment for all of us to recognize that families are going to need to be supported.” pic.twitter.com/41mIKZfZed
— Drew Wilder (@DrewWilderTV) November 15, 2022
Alan Gottlieb – chairman of the Citizen’s Committee for the Right To Keep and Bear Arms – called out Biden for inserting his outrageous partisan agenda into a time of mourning for a campus community.
“This horrible crime had absolutely nothing to do with so-called ‘assault weapons,’ and the White House knows it,” Gottlieb said. “The statement, which the president had to have approved, amounts to a crass exploitation of a tragedy in a deplorable effort to advance Joe Biden’s gun ban agenda. He has fully embraced the despicable tactic of never letting a crisis go to waste, no matter how awful the situation.
“I cannot imagine, or maybe I just don’t want to, the kind of thought process that compels Biden or any other gun grabber to be so callous,” he stated. “It’s almost like a Freudian reflex for the Biden bunch to call for an ‘assault weapons’ ban regardless of the actual facts. Joe Biden has a one-track mind when it comes to guns, and he’s been off the rails for years.”
“A president that constantly lies about guns only further divides our nation,” Gottlieb said, “and severely diminishes the chances of actually solving the problem of violent crime.”
Earlier this year, Biden promised to push further gun control measures – including banning assault weapons, “ghost guns” and high-capacity magazines, – when he touted his “Safer America Plan” at a rally held in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.