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Over the weekend, another shooting took place at a place of worship. This time it happened at the Congregation Chabad in Poway, California. According to the CNN report, one was killed and three wounded in the hate crime against Jews. A potential anti-Semetic letter was also contributed to the shooter by initial reports. The crime is just the latest in a string of shootings that have attacked religious groups in their place of worship.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was quick to capitalize on the shooting and blame Senate inactivity for placing American’s at risk.
According to the Congressional page about the bill, HR 8 is a bill that established background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties. At the point AOC issued her tweet, the investigation was still underway and there were no reports as to how the firearm was obtained by the shooter. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was quick to jump in and push her political agenda. This is not what we need from the leaders of our country, but it is exactly what we are getting from the new leaders in the Democratic Party.