(DailyVantage.com) – A shooting rocked downtown Sacramento, California, in the early morning hours on Sunday, April 3. When the carnage ended, six people were dead and at least a dozen others injured. Following the attack, President Joe Biden addressed the nation, thanking the first responders for their actions and expressing his sympathy for the families and friends of the deceased. In the aftermath, Biden called for gun control reform.
“We must do more than mourn,” Biden said, “We must act.” Then, he launched into a tirade about gun control and regurgitated all of the liberal talking points. He suggested banning ghost guns and assault weapons, holding gun manufacturers responsible, and mandating background checks. These measures Democrats call for are nothing new; they’ve been repeating them for decades. In fact, California lawmakers, including Governor Gavin Newsom (D), have renewed their calls for action. There’s just one problem. At least one of the guns used in the shooting was stolen.
Sacramento Shooting Details
The investigation into Sunday’s shooting is still ongoing, but the local police have released some information. As bars closed at 2 a.m., a driver fired multiple shots into the crowd and then sped off. Witnesses say someone else fired a weapon, too, but it’s unclear whether the shooter acted alone or in concert with the drive-by.
Other witnesses claim they heard multiple shots fired in rapid succession, but authorities haven’t said whether they believe one of the weapons used was a semiautomatic. Still, they admitted they recovered a stolen gun at the crime scene and more than 100 bullet casings.
On Monday, April 4, authorities announced the arrest of 26-year-old Dandrae Martin in connection with the shooting after serving warrants on several residences. He currently faces charges of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and assault with a firearm. According to Sacramento County District Attorney Ann Marie Schubert, police haven’t charged him with homicide, but she stated it was a “highly complex” investigation involving many elements, and other updates would be forthcoming as the investigation continues.
A second suspect, Smiley Martin, was taken identified on the morning of April 5th. The brother of Dandreae Martin, Smiley was hospitalized during the incident. As of right now, he will be booked for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun when he is released from the hospital.
Attacking Second Amendment Rights
Despite the revelation that the shooting involved at least one stolen weapon and the allegation that the previously mentioned suspect illegally possessed a firearm, Democratic politicians continued attacking American citizens’ Second Amendment rights. Second Amendment advocates argue that law-abiding gun owners don’t perpetrate most senseless crimes and say that’s the problem with the Democrats’ proposed measures. Gun rights advocates claim that even if Congress tried to enact legislation, it would undoubtedly infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. Further, they claim there’s no evidence the proposed measures would prevent tragedies like the Sacramento shooting.
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