In typical Democrat form, Michigan party leadership has rushed to push new gun laws in the state following the MSU shooting Monday. Law-abiding citizens are the ones who follow laws and are not active shooters. Yet Democrats always capitalize on tragedies as a means to rush legislation and further their own political biases.
Unfortunately, the Michigan State University shooting is no different.
Despite being widely unliked, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) won reelection in 2022. And Democrats also won by a slim majority in the House and Senate during the 2022 midterm elections, which gives them control of the three major seats of power after years of both houses being controlled by a Republican majority.
The Democrats have the opportunity to push through leftist legislation, including tighter gun control laws. Monday’s Michigan State shooting gives them a prime opportunity to manipulate the tragedy for political purposes.
One Twitter user said, “Michigan Democrats eye speeding up the timeline for gun legislation in wake of MSU shooting. Focusing on universal background checks, safe storage laws and “red flag” laws.
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“We’re going to try to move faster,” said Democratic state Sen. Rosemary Bayer. She also noted,
“Some of the legislation we have goes back 10 years,” added Bayer, who represented the town of Oxford in 2021, when four students died in a mass shooting at a high school there.
“We’re going to try to move faster,” Democratic state Sen. Rosemary Bayer said.
“Some of the legislation we have goes back 10 years,” added Bayer, who represented the town of Oxford in 2021, when four students died in a mass shooting at a high school there. https://t.co/wNqhtgczDk
— Mallory McMorrow (@MalloryMcMorrow) February 14, 2023
Senator Rosemary Bayer tweeted, “Michigan State! I cannot stop crying. More of our children have died of gunfire -the number one cause of death for kids and young adults. We must take action in MI! Must change the story here. Must protect our children! We Will!
However, Bayer’s assertion that gunfire is the number one cause of children’s death in Michigan was swiftly refuted. Another Twitter user posted the Vital Records and Health Statistics posted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which shows that the greatest cause of death for Michigan children is abortion. She tweeted her response to Bayer, saying, “That’s not factually true. Abortion is the number one cause of death for kids.” Her tweet showed that over 30 thousand children were aborted in Michigan in 2021.
That's not factually true. Abortion is the number one cause of death for kids. pic.twitter.com/bjRqAA0jym
— PJ Morrison (@PJMWCF12) February 15, 2023
House Majority Whip Ranjeev Puri tweeted an offensive letter that sent mixed messages to those grieving the loss of the three students who died in the shooting.
Puri started his letter by saying, “F… your thoughts and prayers.” Despite sharing on his Twitter page that he is a Shikh, which is an Indian religion, Puri’s comments were insensitive, rude, and dismissively ignorant about how others express their faith during times of grief.
Yet his letter goes on to say, ” Today we begin to collectively heal from the horrific events which transpire, tomorrow we work.
My official statement regarding the Michigan State University shooting is below. His letter went on to say that he would work tirelessly to institute gun control.
Today, we begin to collectively heal from the horrific events which transpired, tomorrow we work.
My official statement regarding the Michigan State University shooting is below:
Fuck your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/iHCOxOmDA3
— Rep. Ranjeev Puri (@RanjeevPuri) February 14, 2023
Unfortunately, it appears the shooter had a history of violence and had current laws strictly been applied. The shooting likely could have been prevented.
The Hodge Twins responded by citing the shooter’s record, which shows that despite committing a felony in the same county as the State Capitol, he only served a one-day sentence.
“MSU shooter had a criminal record, including a felony for possession of a loaded weapon. He only served one day. Shocking that he got released and continued to be a criminal. Shocking, I tell you.”
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) February 14, 2023
Chuck Callesto also tweeted information on the shooter’s felony history. “MSU shooter had prior felony gun charge dismissed by a progressive prosecutor in the name of “race equity” 3 Dead 5 seriously wounded..”
MSU shooter Anthony McRae a convicted felon with weapons history..
MSU shooter Anthony McRae's past shows warning signs..
MSU Shooter Had Prior Felony Gun Charge Dismissed By Progressive Prosecutor in the name of ‘race equity'..
3 DEAD 5 seriously WOUNDED.. pic.twitter.com/n6SG68lQei
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) February 15, 2023