Communist Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called for more gun control following the murder of Kathryn Steinle at the hands of an illegal alien using a federal agent’s gun. She even said that it is a “moral responsibility” that Congress has to act. What she failed to put at the forefront was acting with regard to illegal aliens.
“Last week, in San Francisco, our city suffered our own senseless act of gun violence with the killing of Kathryn Steinle, and our thoughts and prayers are very much with her family,” she said. “Today, we must do more as a nation to prevent dangerous people from getting easy access to guns. And Congress has a moral responsibility to act. What is so unclear? What do they not understand about that?
Good question, what is so unclear? What do people not understand about this issue?
First, let’s address this moral responsibility that Pelosi claims Congress has. Neither Congress, nor any other branch of the federal government has any such authority to restrict or regulate arms of any type and the Second Amendment is clear on that issue. Therefore, to do so would be immoral, not moral. It is not their responsibility.
However, there might be a question of restrictions when it comes to agents of the federal government. After all, we know that Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez allegedly shot and killed Kathryn Steinle with a gun… that belonged to a federal agent. It seems to me that Ms. Pelosi should not be looking to curb the rights of the people, but rather seeking to eliminate unconstitutional agencies, whose agents are being provided weapons that they cannot keep up with, or worse yet, provide to criminals to use to murder others. Does Operation Fast and Furious ring any bells with anyone?
Second, not once does Pelosi bring up the fact that Sanchez was deported five times before and she isn’t calling for a halt to illegal immigration. I find this absolutely hypocritical. Deal with the root of the problem! And yes, Congress does have authority when it comes to immigration.