Connecticut Democrat Sen. Blumenthal Accuses Republicans Of Being “Complicit In All These Shootings”

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) accused Republicans of being “complicit” in the recent shootings experienced in the United States. Sen. Blumenthal was speaking to CNN’s “OutFront” host.

“In Boulder, that shooter is a deeply disturbed man who became a mass killer because he had an assault weapon that can kill people with the efficiency and speed meant for the battlefield,” Blumenthal said.

“So guns make all these problems more fatally and deadly, especially for domestic violence victims who then can be killed, five times more likely to be killed in those situations. That’s why we need to make sure we adopt these common-sense measures.”

Blumenthal accused Republicans of ducking responsibility and becoming complicit in all mass shootings.

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“It is not just Boulder, and it is 100 killings a day and not to mention the emotional traumas and injuries that result, the eight children that are lost every day of guns that are stored unsafely. I think my Republican colleagues are going to be put on record.”

Ironically, many Democrat-run states have relaxed the release conditions for most firearm offenders who proceed to commit more grievous crimes while on probation.

For example, Stuart Dollar, 32, was sentenced for shooting two women less than five years after he was sentenced for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Dollar received a suspended sentence and received credits for the served period in New Mexico, a gun-controlled state.

New Mexico has enacted universal background checks and red flag laws, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Orders.

Giffords advises New Mexico to “close loopholes that allow people convicted of violent crimes to access firearms.” Yet those already arrested are released on probation, and regardless of gun laws, such criminals will still obtain guns through the black market and commit more serious crimes.

Demaris Miner, 34, of Illinois, another gun-controlled state, received probation after admitting to severely injuring a man after shooting outside Red Fox convenience store in 2019.

Malik Halfacre of Indiana was charged with killing four people after his previous charge of aggravated battery while armed with an unlicensed firearm was dismissed after a plea bargain, and he was sentenced to 250 days of probation.

However, gun controllers want us to believe that legally-owned firearms are the greatest safety threat to America’s security while letting career criminals escape justice.

The two New Mexican women, and many other unreported cases, would have been spared the agony if Dollar, and other criminals, were allowed to serve time for their crimes.

Additionally, what we have learned through history is that gun control measures are useless because criminals do not follow these laws. It doesn’t matter what gun control laws we have on the books as long as we keep releasing people previously convicted of gun-related crimes.

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