Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called for her colleagues in Congress to confront the NRA following Friday’s Virginia Beach shooting.

The shooting was allegedly carried out by a 40-year-old public utility worker. He allegedly used a .45 handgun which he bought “legally.”.

Omar responded to the shooting by tweeting:

If the attacker acquired his gun “legally,” as reported by NBC News, that means he passed a background check to acquire it. He did not get it via nefarious means nor did he have to, as he had no criminal record. He simply complied with all the left’s gun control measures in acquiring his weapon, then used it in a crime.

What gun control would Omar push to prevent this? How is the NRA to blame in any way?

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at

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