Here again is the link to Fox News’ continually updated reports on the tragic mass shooting at Michigan State University, where three students were killed and five others critically injured.
As I told you, some people unfortunately can’t resist rushing to politicize every tragedy, and this was no exception. Michigan state House Majority Leader Ranjeev Puri issued a statement reading, “F--- your thoughts and prayers," repeating the false claim that “this is the only country where this happens,” and calling for “common sense gun reform immediately.”
President Biden and Vice President Harris joined in, with Biden saying, "There is no rationale for assault weapons and magazines that hold 50-70 bullets," and Harris tweeting, “Congress must pass common sense gun legislation, including a ban on assault weapons and universal background checks. And President Biden will sign it."
And now, the facts: The shooter at MSU used a handgun, not a so-called “assault weapon.” And the reason he was able to stage his deadly assault wasn’t because there were no gun laws that could’ve stopped him. It’s because a “progressive” Democrat prosecutor refused to enforce them.
The shooter was known to authorities, and in 2019 was facing up to five years in prison on a felony charge of illegally carrying a concealed handgun without a permit. But then-District Attorney Carol Siemon let him plead guilty to a misdemeanor and get just over a year of probation. Siemon recently retired under criticism for being soft on crime and refusing to hold criminals accountable.
So there already was a gun law on the books that would have prevented this attack, but now three people are dead and five more fighting for their lives because a “progressive” prosecutor had more sympathy for violent criminals than for their potential victims.
This is the true danger stalking America’s streets. I don’t want to hear one more Democrat unironically parrot the term “common sense” until they first admit that the real deadly lack of common sense is coming from their own side’s criminal-coddling prosecutors.