On Monday, decrepit Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) used the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the Orlando Pulse nightclub attack to push gun control laws which the Orlando Pulse attacker did not break when he acquired his guns.
The Pulse attack occurred on June 12, 2016; the next day CBS News reported that the attacker had passed a background check for the two guns he carried during the attack: a rifle and a handgun. Moreover, the handgun purchase had a state-mandated three-day waiting period, which the attacker also underwent before taking possession.
Despite this, Pelosi pushed for background checks. She also pushed for an “assault weapons” ban, saying, “While progress has been made – including with President Biden’s new gun safety law last year – more must be done to protect our communities. House Republicans must join Democrats in passing legislation to reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban and enact universal background checks to save lives and bring an end to the bloodshed.”
Pelosi did not say a word about ties to terrorism, including the Pulse gunman’s pledge of allegiance to then-ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
On November 1, 2016, Breitbart News reported the release of 911 calls related to the Pulse shooting. One of the calls was the attacker himself, who called and said, “This is Mateen…I want to let you know I’m in Orlando, and I did the shooting.”
The operator said, “What’s your name?”
Mateen responded, “My name is, ‘I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic state.’”
Rep. Pelosi’s response to this is to ban guns owned by law-abiding Americans.