Whenever a major crime takes place, liberals cannot help but politicize it. George Zimmerman’s killing of Trayvon Martin became an excuse for liberals to push against “Stand Your Ground” laws and, for some odd reason, voter ID. Jared Loughner’s shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) turned into an excuse for the left to attack the “political tone” of the country in general and Sarah Palin in particular, despite the fact that Loughner was a leftist and an insane person.
Now, in the aftermath of James Holmes’ horrifying massacre of moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado, Democrats are pushing for gun control. This despite the fact that the theater in question was reportedly a gun-free zone.
Liberals were so eager to politicize the shooting that Good Morning America quickly ran a segment suggesting that a “Jim Holmes” was a member of a Colorado Tea Party, without any evidence other than the name “Jim Holmes” and the website of the Tea Party – no picture, no background information, no age, no nothing. But when that narrative fell apart, the media quickly turned to gun control as its point of leverage. Now, Democratic politicians have picked up the call.'Never Let a Good Crisis': Dems Push Gun ControlSen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) says that we need more gun control: “Let’s stop wasting time and start saving lives,” he tweeted. “Congress must prioritize a ban on high-capacity gun magazines.” This is asinine, given that mass shooters can either obtain high-capacity gun magazines illegally, or simply pop out the used magazine and put in a loaded one.