Appearing on CNN, Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal argued Republican lawmakers are “complicit” in recent mass shootings.
“In Boulder, that shooter is a deeply disturbed man who became a mass killer because he had an assault weapon that can kill people with the efficiency and speed meant for the battlefield,” Blumenthal argued. “So guns make all these problems more fatally and deadly, especially for domestic violence victims who then can be killed, five times more likely to be killed in those situations. That’s why we need to make sure we adopt these common-sense measures.”
“We should not be putting aside Republicans. They bear responsibilities as well,” he continued.
“That was the whole point of my exchange this morning with Senator Cruz because they’re the ones who are ducking that responsibility and become complicit in all these shootings.”
“It is not just Boulder, and it is 100 killings a day and not to mention the emotional traumas and injuries that result, the eight children that are lost every day of guns that are stored unsafely. I think my Republican colleagues are going to be put on record,” he added.
According to the DailyMail, accused Colorado Shooter Ahmad Al Issa “complained about not having a girlfriend and ranted about President Trump” in social media posts.
According to Newsmax “a Facebook page appearing to be that of the suspect features posts with quotes from the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.”
In a interview with the DailyBeast, Al Issa’s brother called him “paranoid” and “very antisocial.”