On Sunday, Democrat nominee Joe Biden used the attempted murder of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies as an excuse to call for gun control.
Biden made a quick statement about the shooting, and called for justice, stating that anyone who commits an act of violence “should be caught and punished.” Then he immediately switched tactics, proving the Democrats’ common saying: ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’.
Within 24 hours of the ambush of two deputies, Joe Biden took to Twitter to call for gun control:
Weapons of war have no place in our communities.
We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 14, 2020
The former Vice President tweeted: “Weapons of war have no place in our communities. We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
Instead of calling out the vile Black Lives Matter activists who rioted outside the hospital, shouting and openly wishing for the death of the two deputies, Biden decided to take this time to openly advocate against the constitutional right of the people to be able to protect themselves from these animals.
President Trump took the opposite approach, and took to Twitter to stand up for our law enforcement and against the violence that the left is inflicting on our country.
Referring to criminals who target law enforcement, Trump shared the video of the shooting (warning: graphic), and tweeted: “Animals that must be hit hard!”
“If they die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this!” Trump later wrote.
President Trump continued to attack Biden at a campaign event in Las Vegas on Sunday, calling for tougher sentencing guidelines, and highlighting his campaign’s law and order stance in comparison to Biden.
“He’s not strong for law and order and everybody knows that. When you see a scene like happened just last night in California with the two police people – a woman, a man – shot at stone cold short range,” Trump stated during at a ‘Latinos for Trump’ event.
A manhunt is still underway for the suspect in the ambush. The Sheriff’s Department has offered a $100,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest and conviction.
Both deputies underwent surgery over the weekend, and are still listed as being in “critical condition”.
“It looks like they’re going to be able to recover,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Sunday afternoon.
“We’ll see what the long-term impact is. We don’t know that yet, but they survived the worst,” Villanueva added.