Charles Hurt: Dems Trying to Score Political Points After Texas Tragedy
In the wake of the deadly church shooting in Texas, some Democrat lawmakers are renewing calls for stricter gun control legislation.
Thoughts & prayers are not enough, GOP. We must end this violence. We must stop these tragedies. People are dying while you wait.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) November 5, 2017
Senseless gun violence has torn apart another community — this time in a house of worship. When do we say enough is enough? https://t.co/gsW1KN54xc
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 5, 2017
Sickened by yet another mass shooting leaving people dead & injured. Enough! Congress must muster the courage to help prevent gun violence.
— Mike Thompson (@RepThompson) November 5, 2017
Enough is enough. Now is the time for commonsense gun violence prevention steps. Congressional complicity must end.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) November 5, 2017
The shooter turned his gun on people -- kids -- in a place of worship. America is in the grips of a gun violence crisis. Congress must act. https://t.co/CIJX3jM3Tq
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) November 5, 2017
On "Outnumbered," Charles Hurt said it's a normal human reaction to look for ways to prevent such tragedies, but it's troubling to see lawmakers immediately trying to "score political points."
"[They are] either throwing out suggestions of things that won't fix anything, or even worse, not even throwing out suggestions, but just blaming it on the Republican Party," Hurt said. "As if there's anyone in the world who wouldn't want to prevent this."
"Don't have kneejerk political reactions to tragedy," Kennedy agreed. "It's always the worst time to craft laws."
Sandra Smith pointed out that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said he would like to see more law-abiding citizens armed and suggested it could help prevent mass shooting events.
"In the vast majority of America, citizens are their own 911," Hurt said. "And it is good for them to be armed."
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