In the wake of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) announced that he would be working with Senate Democrats on actions to curb the continuing gun violence crisis. On Wednesday, he admitted on Twitter that he won’t do a damn thing.
Cornyn was personally tapped by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to work with Senate Democrats on bipartisan gun reform legislation that would take meaningful action to prevent future mass shootings. The move is in response to a mass shooting that took the lives of 19 kids and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Texas, the state Cornyn represents.
The shooter was able to purchase an AR-15 assault rifle at the age of 18 just prior to the shooting.
If Americans had hope that Republicans were finally rethinking their stance on gun reform, Cornyn made it clear otherwise when he responded via Twitter to a right-wing radio host’s complaint about potential legislation.
Not gonna happen https://t.co/dZTmfvBEbz
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 2, 2022
Clearly, Cornyn had no intention of actually working with Senate Democrats to craft bipartisan gun reform legislation. This is all about making it appear that way and then pulling the rug out.
Americans responded to Cornyn by expressing their disgust and shaming him.
You know what is gonna happen? More carnage. What a disgraceful human you are. The children from the last shooting are not even buried yet and we have had more shootings. How do you sleep at night?
I am a constituent too, you cavalier monster.
— #RandyResistING Authoritarianism (@RandyResist) June 2, 2022
How’s that good faith, bipartisan meeting to work on common sense gun legislation going?
— Katie S. Phang (@KatiePhang) June 2, 2022
I would like to hear your reasoning as to why you won’t support common sense gun control legislation.
Statistically it does prevent gun related homicides.
— SilesDood (@SilesDood) June 2, 2022
Thanks for telling all your constituents that you don’t care if our children are shot.
I look forward to voting against you.
— ✌🏼 I’m out. (@BexWords) June 2, 2022
If you stand for 2A, you stand for all of it, including the regulated part. Otherwise, you’re just a bad guy with a gun .
— Deborah McNulty (@Deb_McNulty) June 2, 2022
The 1994-2004 federal assault weapon ban reduced gun massacres by 37%—and reduced the number of people dying by 43%.
Mass shootings rose 183% after the ban expired, increasing deaths by 239%.
A ban on assault weapons would save lives—again.
— James Connor (@toJamesConnor) June 2, 2022
Not gonna happen? Shootings are happening as you tweet, Americans are dying, and you’re to blame. We’ll see you at your office tomorrow.
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) June 2, 2022
How many dead kids are acceptable to you?
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 2, 2022
Listen to your constituents. A plurality of us here in Texas want stricter gun laws.
You work FOR us. I think y’all forgot that.https://t.co/NrFgMSF8ue
— seegray (@seegrayw) June 2, 2022
Republicans are never going to act to protect our kids from gun violence. The only way to actually do it will be to ban assault weapons and ban Republicans from ever holding elected office again.
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