GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has been taking a beating from gun control advocates thanks to his suggestion that unlocked back doors at schools could make it easier for would-be mass shooters to get in and that single points of entry might be one possible means to help prevent future school shootings.
senator Ted Cruz comes out bravely against doors.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) May 26, 2022
It’s one thing for loudmouthed liberal activists like Molly Jong-Fast to rage at Cruz for being right, but we’d like to be able to say that we expect the people who are actually in charge of creating policies are more immune to getting swept up in kneejerk partisan shrieking. We’d like to be able to say that, but we know better.
And that’s thanks in no small part to politicians like Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who claims to have it on the authority of “fire marshals and tactical experts” that Ted Cruz’s proposals wouldn’t work and would, in fact, make everything infinitely worse:
Schumer knocks the idea of having only one entrance at schools, saying that fire marshals “vehemently disagree”
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) May 26, 2022
Schumer knocks Senator Cruz. "Senator Cruz’s plan to limit schools to only one door. Fire marshalls and tactical experts totally and vehemently disagree. Let’s debate,” he said.
— Clare Foran (@ckmarie) May 26, 2022
In Chuck Schumer’s mind, “Let’s debate” is just a polite way of saying “Shut up, Ted Cruz, I’m not doing to discuss this with you.”
Well, we’re not politicians, so we don’t have to try to say things politely. We can just come right out and say that Chuck Schumer is a liar who doesn’t give a damn about solving the school shooting problem.
Really? Because fire doors are meant to be easily opened from the inside while being locked from the outside. https://t.co/EEzNAVsMi2
— Matthew D. Dempster (@dempstermd) May 26, 2022
Folks, they are referred to as emergency EXITS for a reason. https://t.co/cfR7vBHxPa
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) May 26, 2022
The Democratic Senate Leader has not heard of fire doors. https://t.co/h3soY6vWcU
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) May 26, 2022
Hard to hear anything when you’ve got your fingers jammed into your earholes while you shout nonsense at the top of your lungs.
If you encounter a fire marshal who cares about ingress and not egress, that's a sign that you should not be listening to that fire marshal.
If you encounter a politician who's listening to that fire marshal, the same rule applies. https://t.co/abftWwka9v
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) May 26, 2022
Chuck Schumer is definitely not to be trusted.
— Mike Dury (@MikeDury) May 26, 2022
When can we expect Chuck Schumer to propose unlocking all the doors in congressional buildings?
If it weren't for this concept, Congress would have been quickly overrun on 1/6/21. https://t.co/dkrY2FlAjE
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) May 26, 2022
And Chuck Schumer would be blaming Republicans for that, too. Because at his heart, he’s a dedicated partisan.
Because that’s all he cares about: weaponizing violence and tragic deaths against his political enemies. As far as Chuck Schumer is concerned, the Uvalde shooting victims are more valuable to him as political weapons than they ever were as human beings.