Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General criticized Biden for calling Congress to enact harsh gun laws.
Biden put pressure on Congress yesterday, which was the 3-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting, asking for stricter gun-control measures to be enacted. Paxton responded in a tweet saying, “The Parkland shooting 3 years ago was an act of unspeakable evil. But Democrats cannot be allowed to use this tragedy as an opportunity to cram down unhelpful and unconstitutional gun laws.”
The tweet went on to say, “Biden won’t undo the #2A in TX on my watch.”
The Parkland shooting 3 years ago was an act of unspeakable evil. But Democrats cannot be allowed to use this tragedy as an opportunity to cram down unhelpful and unconstitutional gun laws. Biden won’t undo the #2A in TX on my watch. #Comeandtakeit . https://t.co/3s8JTWnuCC
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) February 15, 2021
Biden called lawmakers to begin working on new legislation that he called “commonsense gun law reforms.” From what we know about the Biden Administration’s gun-control aspirations, the “reforms” will most likely involve exposing gun makers to legal action, banning “assault weapons” and certain magazines, along with many others.
Paxton’s sentiments were echoed by Ruan Petty, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting when he wrote, “Mr. President, thank you for remembering the loved ones taken from us 3 years ago. Alaina loved this country and the freedoms it guarantees. Common sense tells us that honoring her life does not require infringement on the rights of law-abiding citizens.”