For years, Republican legislators have been shrugging off attempts at gun control by repeatedly failing to pass legislation that would prevent people on the terrorist watchlist from buying guns or require expanded background checks.
After December's deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson suggested in an interview that stricter gun control legislation wouldn't have made a difference in preventing "past tragedies," reported USA Today.
Now, one Twitter user is pointing out the Republican party is willing to consider any number of wacky proposals put forth by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
For years, GOP politicians wouldn't even consider stricter gun control measures, but the party leadership is now lining up to support a candidate who has endorsed, among other things, waterboarding, banning 1.6 billion Muslims from entering the U.S., bombing "the shit out of" ISIS and building a 1,000-mile-long wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Maybe in the midst of all that, U.S. conservatives can consider an actual discourse about stricter gun control laws to help prevent brutal attacks like last weekend's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando — especially considering that, according to a recent poll, 57% of Americans are now in favor of a federal ban on assault weapons.