Representative Jared Golden of Maine who represents Lewiston asked for forgiveness while giving remarks that are what we deserve to hear from each and every lawmaker who has opposed the banning of deadly weapons of war. He said, “The time has come for me to take responsibility for this failure, which is why I now call on the United States Congress to ban assault rifles.”
Golden said: “I have opposed efforts to ban deadly weapons of war like the assault rifle he used to carry out this crime. The time has now come for me to take responsibility for this failure. Which is why I now call on the United States Congress to ban assault rifles…. To the people of Lewiston, my constituents throughout the second district, to the families who lost loved ones, and to those who have been harmed, I ask for forgiveness and support as I seek to prevent these terrible shootings.”
Golden: I have opposed efforts to ban deadly weapons of war like the assault rifle he used to carry this crime out. The full time has are available for me personally to simply take obligation because of this breakdown. Which Explains Why We today ask the usa congress to prohibit attack rifles pic.twitter.com/0k60XJQoaB
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 26, 2023
it only hit home for Golden when it happened in his hometown where he was born and which he represents while it’s more than fair to ask why. His statement also represents the closest responsibility that is personal know from any lawmaker.
To Have integrity and honor, a person must own up to their mistakes and their wrongs. When your mistakes cost 18 people their lives, as Golden’s have, that burden is heavy.
Golden’s district was won by Trump in 2020, and this might have some bearing on why he sounds as if he doesn’t have long left in Congress after calling for an assault rifle ban. If that’s the full situation, their nerve in getting existence in front of their profession must certanly be emulated.
in which include various other blood-soaked lawmakers that are NRA-bought their apologies? Where are the statements of culpability and recognition that morally, they have failed every child and adult in this country and those visiting it, too?
Golden’s regret is the sound of humanity, and it is also much needed and therefore, welcomed while it is way too late. Lawmakers possess charged power to stop these mass shootings. Yes, people can argue them altogether, but that’s become a fallacious argument meant to avoid all accountability that they can’t stop. Therefore to place it one other way: it.
The if they could stop even one mass shooting by acting on behalf of human life instead of corporate dollars, that would be worth time to act is now. We do not need to live like this.Listen to Sarah on the PoliticusUSA Pod on The Daily newsletter podcast here
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