“Ghost guns” or illegal firearms that are pieced together and do not have serial numbers continue to be a problem for law enforcement, and both Republicans and Democrats support getting these guns off of the street.
One of the loudest supports of banning semi-automatic weapons, handguns included, is Rep. Ted Deutch, who recently filed legislation to ban all semi-automatic weapons.
Rep. Deutch is outlining the dangers of “ghost guns” but in doing so, the anti-Trump legislator tweeted that “background checks” needed to be required in order to “keep these weapons away from criminals and domestic terrorists.”
Deutch, along with just about every single House Democrat, has used the term “domestic terrorists” to depict all of the Trump supporters who protested on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021.
The individuals who broke into the Capitol are considered legitimate domestic terrorists, but everyone that rallied that day. Now the term is used on a broader scale, as Progressives are now calling anyone who supports President Trump, not just those who attended the January 6 rally, domestic terrorists.
Republicans in turn are calling the Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA domestic terrorists for inciting dozens of riots around the country over the summer of 2020, riots that led to 30 deaths, hundreds of injured citizens and law enforcement officers, and billions in damages. Deutch and others have shown support for the BLM movement and refused to label them as criminals, let alone terrorists.
We must stop the rising threat of ghost guns that bypass background checks and more and more are showing up at crime scenes. The @ATFHQ must ban the sale of ghost gun components and require background checks to keep these weapons away from criminals and domestic terrorists.
— Ted Deutch (@TedDeutch) March 2, 2021