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The attack on a Texas church Sunday served to many as a reminder of what good guys with guns are capable of – and why we need the Second Amendment – as two armed parishers took down the gunman within only 6 seconds of his first gunshot.
But to liberals and Beto O’Rourke in particular, the shooting is another way to push for more, not less, gun control.
The failed Democrat presidential candidate from Texas addressed the shooting on Twitter by ignoring the fact that it was two citizens with guns who saved the day and calling for Texas to change when it comes to gun laws:
But folks on Twitter were not having it, pointing out to Beto that it was because of Texas' law allowing guns in places of worship that prevented a much, much greater tragedy:
Tomi Lahren of Fox News also criticized Beto's reponse to the Texas church shooting:
Fox Nation's Tomi Lahren did not hold back on "anti-gun rights" Democrats in the aftermath of Sunday's shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. But she reserved a special rebuke for former presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke.
Two men were killed when a gunman opened fire on the congregation of 240 people, but within seconds the shooter was killed when an armed parishioner fired back.
"If you'll recall, former presidential candidate and Texas resident Beto O'Rourke, along with nearly every other Democrat in the race for president, seemed to think impeding on the rights of law-abiding Americans is the way to stop tragedy and violence," Lahren said on Monday's episode of "Final Thoughts."
"Well, I ask those anti-gun rights candidates this -- what would have happened at that Texas church yesterday morning if those good guys with guns weren't able to exercise their Second Amendment rights? How many more people would have died in that church? How many more families would have to ring in the new year without their loved ones?" she said.
In fact, O'Rourke tweeted about the shooting on Sunday, writing, "Clearly what we are doing in Texas, what we are doing in this country, when it comes to guns is not working."
It seems Lahren could not disagree more. "That gunman walked into that church to destroy innocent lives. But he was quickly reminded you don't mess with Texas and you don't mess with the Second Amendment," she said.
Newsweek also said:
News of the shooting prompted reaction on social media, including the issue over guns. Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who ran for the Senate and later the presidency before ending his campaign in November, wrote that he was "saddened" by the shooting and implied that it indicated the U.S. needs gun reform.
"Clearly what we are doing in Texas, what we are doing in this country, when it comes to guns is not working," O'Rourke wrote.
So saddened to hear about another church shooting in Texas, this one in White Settlement near Fort Worth. Clearly what we are doing in Texas, what we are doing in this country, when it comes to guns is not working. https://t.co/krwcpL1lih— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) December 29, 2019