Following Monday's school shooting at a Nashville elementary school that left at least six people dead, the Biden administration didn't even wait enough time for the bodies of the victims to make it to the hospital morgue before blasting Republicans and calling for an assault weapons ban - even though it's not immediately clear that a law against certain guns would have made a lick of difference in this latest tragedy.
"In his State of the Union address, President Biden called on Congress to do something to stop the epidemic of gun violence that is tearing families apart, tearing communities apart," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre launched during Monday's press briefing.
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"How many more children have to be murdered before Republicans in Congress will step up and act to pass the assault weapons ban?" she then continued.
Jean-Pierre: "How many more children have to be murdered before Republicans in Congress will step up and act to pass the assault weapons ban?" pic.twitter.com/g9xhMzvPvp— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 27, 2023
Nashville police said the female gunman was armed with "at least two assault-style rifles and a handgun" when she entered the Covington School Monday and killed three students and three adults before being shot dead herself by police. However, police added that the thus-far-unidentified shooter "appeared to be in her teens," leaving a major question as to whether or not she could have legally possessed any of the guns she carried into the school, which serves students in preschool through Grade 6.
It's worth mentioning that there's also a law - many, in fact - against murdering innocent people in cold blood, none of which violent criminals seem to care about.
It's also worth noting that while rifles like the AR-15 have been available for public use since the '60s, the phenomenon of school shootings - and mass shootings in general - is fairly recent, having become more frequent over the past decade.
It's clear that there's a sickness in our culture, and the data would suggest it has nothing to do with guns. Not that the Biden administration cares about the facts.