I used to wonder whose side the Democrats were on but that is no longer the case.
They push for open borders that depress wages for all Americans and rob jobs from Americans. They are against deporting or detaining illegal aliens even if they’ve committed crimes. They refuse to criticize The Squad, whose Anti-Israel and anti-American rhetoric is so obvious.
Now, they want to take guns away from law-abiding Americans using the vague red flag laws but they then voted down an amendment that would add known gang members included in the red flag legislation.
Even when the amendment required verification of gang ties and not just because they made the gang database. 80% of all gun deaths are tied to gang violence.
Buck pointed out his amendment requires law enforcement to limit red-flagging to only those with probable cause to be included on the list, which is a stricter criteria.
Democrats kept objecting, arguing someone could be misidentified as gang members simply for writing “13” on a piece of paper and having it wrongly identified as an MS-13 gang sign.
“Maybe you are just doodling because it is the 13th of June,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York said.
Buck said police have to meet a much higher threshold to list someone as a gang member.
“This is a situation where the police officers are trained, and there are very identifiable signs, and it isn’t just one sign,” Buck told Nadler.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California offered to support the amendment if Buck agreed to include those listed “individuals affiliated with white nationalism.”
Buck agreed, but he said the language should include “any type of supremacy.”
“Let’s add Cosa Nostra to this,” Buck added.
The amendment ultimately failed 11-21, but not before the top Republican on the panel, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, called out Democrats for their hypocrisy.