Rep. Garcia: ‘We’re Putting the NRA Before Children’s Lives’

Rep. Garcia: ‘We’re Putting the NRA Before Children’s Lives’

June 8, 2022

Wednesday on MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart Reports, Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) claimed that Republican lawmakers are putting the NRA “before children’s lives” by not voting for gun legislation.

Correctly pointing out that “the NRA is not what it used to be in terms of political power,” a reporter asked her, “To what do you attribute the recalcitrance on the other side of the aisle on this issue?”

Garcia replied, “I think it’s still the NRA, it’s still the Gun Owners of America, it’s still the fear of retaliation as was done with the congressman who announced last week that he was going to just suspend his race.”

“[H]e had decided that he was going to vote for this package and people just retaliated against him,” she continued. “It’s fear. It’s the donations. It’s the hot button issue. They don’t want to give Joe Biden a win or the Democrats a win. It’s just horrific that we’re putting top political issues ahead of children’s lives. We’re putting the NRA before children’s lives. We’re putting our own political careers before children’s lives. People need to act, people are demanding it, and we need to do it now.”

Fact check: no one is putting the NRA before children’s lives, because the NRA has nothing to do with mass shootings, zero of which have been carried out by an NRA member or law-abiding gun owner. The Left wants to exploit the shootings to blame guns and the NRA, ultimately in order to repeal the Second Amendment and disarm American citizens entirely. The Left does not want to address the real issues behind such shootings, or to attribute them to criminal individuals or to the criminally insane, because the Left believes crimes are caused by society and societal institutions, like the NRA.

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