Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris tweeted about needing to fight a “gun violence epidemic” before the details of the Gilroy shooting — including the number of wounded — were even known.
Breitbart News reported that an active shooter was reported at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday.
Simply horrific. I'm grateful to the first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy, and my thoughts are with that community tonight. Our country has a gun violence epidemic that we cannot tolerate. https://t.co/WqWNxGAQnA
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 29, 2019
In fact, Harris sent her tweet a mere two minutes before President Donald Trump tweeted to inform the nation that the gunman behind the shooting had yet to be apprehended.
Law Enforcement is at the scene of shootings in Gilroy, California. Reports are that shooter has not yet been apprehended. Be careful and safe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
Despite not knowing the status of the gunman, in addition to not knowing the status of victims or their numbers, Harris began urging Americans not to tolerate a “gun violence epidemic.”
She did not mention that California has every gun control the Democrats are pushing at the federal level.
The state has a confiscatory red flag law, an “assault weapons” ban, universal background checks, a ten-day waiting period on gun purchases, a requirement to secure a gun safety certificate from the state before buying a gun, a “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance, a requirement that ammunition purchases only purchase from in-state vendors who have been approved to sell ammunition, and a requirement that all ammo purchasers undergo a background check at point of sale.
Despite all these gun controls, groups like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence likewise responded to the Gilroy attack with a gun control push before the facts were even in.
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