Democrats have picked up their gun-control calls Sunday, hours after a gunman, still on the loose, killed four at a Waffle House near Nashville, Tennessee, with a semi-automatic rifle – with Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., pointing the finger at departing House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., was expressing his rejection of an oft-held notion victims should get time to mourn and reflect on loss before such attacks are politicized into calls for repealing the Second Amendment or gun law reform.
Rep. Lieu has been a national voice for Democrats on gun control, including having to apologize for inviting a 16-year-old, gun-rights-supporting Parkland shooting student survivor to come to his state of California to smoke pot.
Democrats have historically attacked the National Rifle Association and Republicans who accept campaign contributions from the NRA, Speaker Ryan included. Ryan has announced he will not seek re-election and will surrender his GOP leadership role after his term expires at the end of this year.
The Nashville Police Department was still searching for the gunman at of the time of this report.
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