U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was asked while campaigning in Concord, New Hampshire, if she would support a universal conceal carry law in response to a hero in Texas stopping a gunman after he opened fire in a church there.
“Last week there was another church shooting and the only thing that saved the rest of the congregation were the other two people who shot and took out the shooter,” an attendee at a campaign event began. “Will you support a universal conceal carry law for everyone in the country who’s willing to be licensed and checked by the government?”
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate could not have been more clear in her disdain for the idea that Americans be put in a position to defend themselves, as she answered with a resounding, “No!”
Making matters worse, the liberal crowd cheered.
There were several people who pulled weapons in response to the gunman opening fire and killing two people at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas.
Jack Wilson was identified as the man who quickly shot the killer before he could do more damage.
A former reserve deputy sheriff, Wilson is the longtime owner of a firearms training academy and he calmly opened fire from a distance of approximately 30 feet, hitting and killing the man with a single shot.
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, a late entry into the Democratic race who funds the gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety — Moms Demand Action is a part of the group — was equally adamant that armed Americans trained to defend themselves is a nonstarter.
Speaking in Montgomery, Alabama, Bloomberg responded to the incident in Texas to say it’s the “job of law enforcement to have guns and decide when to shoot.”
“You just do not want the average American carrying a gun in a crowded place,” said the former New York City mayor.
Michael Bloomberg on the Texas church hero:
“It’s the job of law enforcement to carry guns that kill. We just can’t let the average American have guns in a crowded place…gun control saves lives…”https://t.co/qt7nDRvKxz
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 3, 2020
It should be noted that Bloomberg “enjoys the protection of a virtual phalanx of armed guards” as he moves about, as Bearing Arms noted.
“Bloomberg’s tone-deaf and hypocritical stance on self-defense and gun ownership place him at odds with tens of millions of Americans, as well as the Bill of Rights and the constitutions of more than 40 states,” wrote Bearing Arm’s Cam Edwards.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was critical of Texas back in September for laws that allowed Wilson to save countless lives.
“Dealing with firearms, it is irrational, with all due respect to the governor of Texas, irrational what they are doing,” Biden said. “On the very day you see a mass shooting … and we’re talking about loosening access to have guns, to be able to take them into places of worship, it’s just absolutely irrational. It’s totally irrational.”
WATCH: Joe Biden attacked the Governor of Texas for allowing church-goers to carry weapons just a few months ago pic.twitter.com/fuZmfabo5a
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) December 29, 2019
President Donald Trump took a very different approach in responding to the tragedy.
“Our prayers are with the families of the victims and the congregation of yesterday’s church attack. It was over in 6 seconds thanks to the brave parishioners who acted to protect 242 fellow worshippers. Lives were saved by these heroes, and Texas laws allowing them to carry arms!” the president tweeted.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the views of Warren and Bloomberg from Twitter:
@ewarren does support licenses for illegal aliens, healthcare for illegal aliens & decriminalizing illegal border crossings.
No to law abiding citizens, she should never be POTUS!
— Kaye (@Liberty4Life73) January 2, 2020
This is all you need to hear
— Joey Allen Tucker (@joeyallentucker) January 2, 2020
People like her have body guards to protect them so they are totally out of touch with the right for every day Americans to defend themselves. Take their body guards away, make them walk outside with no weapon to protect them and see how fast they change their mind.
— Bridget Clark (@Bridget41237777) January 2, 2020
Standing next to the seal of New Hampshire whose state motto is ‘Live Free or Die’ ???
The left has painted themselves into the most ridiculous corner. It’s delightful watching them implode. ??
— Ksched (@QE1Stafford) January 2, 2020
Bloomberg is an idiot – has no common sense or street smarts.
— Taylor2020 (@rodsandguitars) January 3, 2020
@MikeBloomberg in the case of the #TexasChurchShooting an everyday guy with a gun saved lives. Unfortunately, you and your party are allowing anyone to cross our borders, pardon criminals, the no bail thing, we have the right to and we must defend ourselves.
— Lori (@LoriOgden16) January 3, 2020
He’s out of his friggin mind! Those law abiding citizens saved multiple lives because they stepped up! Screw this Twit who thinks he knows anything about it! If it were my church, the animal would’ve gotten the same thing!
— Deana Scott (@dscot41194) January 3, 2020
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