I live about 40 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia, where the murder of three University of Virginia students and the wounding of two others, all apparently members of the Cavaliers’ football team, has rightfully shocked and horrified the college town.
Democrats are already trying to use the shooting to advance an anti-gun agenda, with Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre releasing a statement that touted the president’s signing of the bipartisan Senate gun control bill and called for “an assault weapons ban to get weapons of war off America’s streets.”
Police haven’t said what kind of firearm the suspect used in the attack, but there have been no indications that it was a rifle. Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time that Biden has tried to associate semi-automatic rifles with murders in which handguns or shotguns were used. Why let the facts get in the way of his preferred anti-gun narrative?