August 4, 2023

False Gun Scare at Capitol Used to Push Gun Control

One activist is using the recent Washington, D.C. false active shooter call at the Capitol Building to push for gun control.

Kris Brown, campaign president for the Brady Campaign, shared the comments following the recent lockdown.

"When even our members of Congress experience active shooter lockdowns, we know something is deeply broken. And let's be clear: It's about the guns," Brown tweeted.

“No American — whether senators, schoolchildren, workers, movie-goers, shoppers, or worshippers — should have to live under the constant threat of active shooters. We can and must change this daily reality," her campaign added.

"If you are inside the Senate Buildings, everyone inside should be sheltering in place as the report was for a possible active shooter. It should be noted that we do not have any confirmed reports of gunshots," Capitol Police alerted in their initial tweet on Wednesday. "If you are in the area, follow the directions of our officers."

"There is no active threat at this time," police later announced after securing the area.

The odd use of a gun control campaign against a false active shooter threat led to strong criticism of the Brady Campaign online.

“Maybe wait first and confirm the story before spewing the same lies and propaganda," one Twitter user wrote.

The call for gun control also builds on President Joe Biden's push for more restrictions on so-called assault rifles and other limitations on Second Amendment rights.

The strange connection between the two topics made for an awkward situation for the group's leader, but the Second Amendment issue continues to be a vital one for many Americans.

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