In a now-familiar refrain from a liberal politician, Nashville Mayor David Briley is politicizing a mass shooting and calling for shredding the Second Amendment.
Briley tweeted, “Seven dead and 20 injured in a shooting rampage in TX. 10 teens injured by gunfire at a football game in AL. All since Friday afternoon. Enough is enough — @GovBillLee and our legislature must pass commonsense gun reform now. All of our lives depend on it.”
Seven dead and 20 injured in a shooting rampage in TX. 10 teens injured by gunfire at a football game in AL. All since Friday afternoon. Enough is enough — @GovBillLee and our legislature must pass commonsense gun reform now. All of our lives depend on it. https://t.co/9AMVMv3Smm
— Mayor David Briley (@MayorBriley) September 1, 2019
The first of the two situations the Nashville mayor was inserting himself into was the Saturday shooting in the Odessa and Midland, Texas communities. The shootings left at least seven dead and 22 injured, NBC News said. The gunman died in a shootout with police.
The second incident involved the shooting of nine people at a high school football game Friday in Mobile, Alabama, NPR said.
Following recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Gov. Lee and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally basically said the state may examine current gun laws instead of passing new legislation, WKRN said.
“The carry permit laws and look at purchase of weapons and look at things like red-flag legislation,” McNally listed as issues that might be up for debate.
Briley is no stranger to sounding the alarm against this constitutionally protected right.
He was one of more than 200 mayors from around the nation in early August who sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), urging them to immediately call the Senate back to Washington, D.C. to take action on gun control legislation, The Tennessee Star reported. That was in response to the El Paso and Dayton shootings.
The other Tennessee mayors were Madeline Anne Rogero of Knoxville and Andy Berke of Chattanooga.
And in April 2018, when he was acting mayor, Briley called for more gun control measures after 29-year-old Travis Reinking allegedly shot and killed four people at a Waffle House in Antioch, The Star said.
“We need comprehensive gun reform to address mass shootings, domestic shootings, accidental shootings, and homicides,” Briley said in a statement he read at a press conference.
“For a moment, let’s be honest about what happened. Last night, innocent Nashvillians were terrorized by a man with an AR-15. Let’s be honest. Some people see these weapons as having a purpose of terrorizing other people. It’s happening too much. Enough is enough,” Briley concluded.
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