Liberals will use any excuse to demand more gun control, even things not related to guns. After a white supremacist ran down counter-protesters in his car liberals have been calling for… gun control. But liberals aren’t the only ones. Paul Ryan responded to this while taking questions about Charlottesville.
“We’ve got to do a better job of making sure that criminals don’t get guns or that people who are suspected of terrorism–like domestic terrorism–don’t get guns. Just like we saw… Heather Heyer was killed by an act of domestic terrorism. This fits into that category so I think we have to do a better job of making sure that terrorists not get guns,” said Paul Ryan. Heather Heyer was killed by a gun.
The LA Times wrote an article talking about gun control in response to Charlottesville. The article is called “Don’t restrict free speech. Restrict the right to carry guns at potentially explosive public events.”
“Virginia is a preemption state that also allows open carry, and the nation saw the results at Charlottesville, where paramilitary militias — men heavily armed with military-style weapons and in some cases battle gear — appeared as part of the “Unite the Right” rally. But far-left groups, including the so-called Redneck Revolt, a liberal pro-gun group, have also paraded around with their firearms at various demonstrations,” wrote the LA Times.
This should be an argument for more guns. No one was harmed by guns in Charlottesville, they were harmed by a car. The guns most likely stopped the violence from escalating even more.