Chuck Schumer Uses Midland Attack for Gun Control Before Facts Known

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) talks to reporters following the weekly Democratic Senate policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol March 05, 2019 in Washington, DC. With the support of at least four Republicans, the Senate seems poised to approve a resolution of disapproval on …
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) put out a tweet Saturday calling for expanded gun control without knowing the details of the Midland shooting.

He specifically called for Senate passage of H.R. 8, the universal background check bill passed by the Democrat-controlled House in February.

Schumer tweeted:

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has already signaled that a background check bill will be part of the discussion once the Senate reconvenes in September. On August 14, 2019, Breitbart News reported that McConnell’s willingness to blink on background checks led to Democrats pushing other controls, including an “assault weapons” ban.

The firearms used in the August 3, 2019, El Paso, Texas, attack and the August 4, 2019, Dayton, Ohio, attack were each acquired legally. So a background check bill would have done nothing to prevent those heinous crimes from occurring.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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