Like clockwork, Democrats began calling for gun control laws just hours after a madman launched the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history on concertgoers on the Las Vegas strip.
One lawmaker, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), held nothing back, calling Congress cowards if they did nothing and said it was time they get of their asses.
"This must stop. It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren't public policy responses to this epidemic.
"The thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference. It's time for Congress to get off its ass and do something."
Hillary Clinton added her voice to the mix on Twitter, with a direct hit at the NRA and showing she obviously has learned about guns from Hollywood:
“The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.
“Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.
“Our grief isn't enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.”
For anyone that is confused that a suppressor is the same thing as a “silencer,” perhaps this video can prove that a fully automatic weapon with a suppressor isn’t very silent.
Former Vice President Joe Biden used his Twitter account to tell us he is “appalled by the senseless loss of life in Las Vegas.” Then he added, “How long do we let gun violence tear families apart? Enough. Congress & the WH should act now to save lives. There's no excuse for inaction.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he is “furious” that nothing has been done since the Sandy Hook tragedy in his state of Connecticut, nor since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando last year.
"It has been barely a year since what was previously the largest mass shooting in American history — the deadly attack at Pulse nightclub," he said. "In the interim, thousands more have been lost to the daily, ruthless toll of gun violence. Still, Congress refuses to act. I am more than frustrated, I am furious."
Another Connecticut lawmaker, Rep. Jim Himes, feels similarly, “The problem is that 'enough' was many many years and many many brutal deaths ago.”
Cory Booker, the U.S. senator from New Jersey stated on Twitter:
Clinton’s failed vice presidential running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) added his two-cents: “We suffer these horrific events repeatedly and do nothing to stop them. We must do better."
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said, “It is long past time for Congress to take action on gun safety to save innocent lives.”
“Tragedies like Las Vegas have happened too many times,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wrote on Twitter. “We need to have the conversation about how to stop gun violence. We need it NOW.”
Still, others were annoyed that people offered “thoughts and prayers” when, to them, that is not enough:
“As after #Orlando, I will NOT be joining my colleagues in a moment of silence on the House Floor that just becomes an excuse for inaction.” — Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA)
The only "silencers" we see are these lawmakers who want to vanquish our Second Amendment rights. With each shooting, they get "proof" of the need for their agenda. However, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin reminds: