Dem Rep Skips Moment of Silence for Vegas Victims Because Congress Won’t Restrict 2nd Amendment

UNITED STATES - JULY 12: Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., speaks during the Bipartisan Working Group's meeting on Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, in the Cannon House Office Building. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced he was skipping the moment of silence for Las Vegas attack victims because he is unhappy that Congress will not further restrict the Second Amendment.

The moment of silence was held Monday, and Moulton tweeted beforehand:

Moulton noted that he skipped the moment of silence for Orlando Pulse victims too.

Numerous Democrats were upset that Republicans did not support the passage of more restrictions on the Second Amendment post-Orlando. After all, expanded background checks, the inclusion of the terror watch-list in background checks, and other gun controls were discussed, but the problem with the proposals was self-evident: namely, that the Orlando gunman passed a background check for his guns and he was not on the terror watch list. So adding the gun controls would have done nothing to prevent the attack.

Moreover, the Orlando gunman passed a waiting period to acquire his handgun as well.

So far, gun store managers who sold guns to the Vegas attacker all indicate he passed background checks to acquire his firearms too. Guns & Guitars’ Christopher Sullivan went out of his way to stress that the attacker “[did] not have a criminal record.” This again shows the impotency of the left’s go-to gun control — background checks — inasmuch as they only stop actual criminals, not latent ones.

Also on Monday, Moulton suggested that Speaker Paul Ryan is letting Americans down by not passing more restrictions on the Second Amendment. He tweeted:

Proponents of gun control — including Moulton — should handle this constitutionally if they are so bent on restricting the Second Amendment. The National Archives explains that the process for amending the constitution requires that a proposed amendment garner two-thirds vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. After that, it goes to the states, where only three-fourths of them — 38 out of 50 — must ratify it.

If the people want gun control as badly as Democrats and their surrogates say, getting this done should be a breeze.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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