Three things are certain. Death, taxes, and Democrats using a tragic shooting to push for “sensible” or “common sense” gun control laws that are really just slow plays to confiscation.

The latest up to bat is 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who played the same tired tune during a campaign stop in Eau Clair, Wisconsin. The Minnesota Dem decided to use the recent shooting in Aurora, Illinois, as a soapbox to stand on.

“It is time to do something about, by the way, after the tragedy in what we saw happen in Aurora, Illinois yesterday. It is time to put sensible gun legislation in place…” Klobuchar said. “I actually sat across from the president at that meeting, because I have a bill, a bipartisan bill, involving domestic violence … I counted nine times he said he was for universal background checks.”

Like most Democrats who tout this kind of thinking, there really aren’t any more laws we can put on the books that would have helped the situation. In fact, like the Parkland shooting before it, what this really amounted to was a direct failure of law enforcement to do their jobs.

This is exactly what the NRA highlighted for Klobuchar on Twitter, who sent out a series of tweets to those “exploiting the tragedy” and suggesting more government intervention would solve the problem after that very government had failed to do its job with the resulting shooting.

What politicians like Klobuchar are doing is essentially punishing the innocent for something the guilty did. Whatever “common sense,” or “sensible” legislation they have in mind would begin intruding into right restricting territory.

Especially after the Parkland shooting, they weren’t shy about telling you how far they were willing to go. Even recently, 2020 candidate Kamala Harris suggested that semi-automatics need to go, which is the primary kind of firearm owned in the United States.

Never underestimate how many miles a Democrat will go if you give them an inch.