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AOC worries Senate gun bill fails to address ‘violent misogyny and white supremacy’

A bipartisan group of senators actually agreed on a framework for a gun reform bill last weekend, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) isn’t pleased.

The proposed framework includes funding for “red flag” laws, enhanced school safety measures, and mental health services, as well as expanded background checks into juvenile records for gun purchases and increased gun-related criminalization — and that’s where Ocasio-Cortez draws the line. According to the socialist congresswoman, the “focus on increased criminalization and juvenile criminalization, instead of having the focus on guns” is racist. The mental health angle is also racist, apparently, because “what people are blaming on mental health are really deeper issues of violent misogyny and white supremacy.”

“AOC tells me she is worried about the criminalization in the gun framework: ‘particularly, the juvenile criminalization, the expansion of background checks into juvenile records, I want to explore the implications of that and how specifically i’s [sic] designed and tailored. After columbine, we hired thousands of police officers into schools and while it didn’t prevent many of the mass shootings that we’ve seen now, it has increased the criminalization of teens in communities like mine,’” tweeted journalist Eric Michael Garcia.

u201cu201cAfter columbine, we hired thousands of police officers into schools and while it didnu2019t prevent many of the mass shootings that weu2019ve seen now, it has increased the criminalization of teens in communities like mine.u201d 2/2u201d

— Eric Michael Garcia (@Eric Michael Garcia)
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“When I asked if she was worried if the mental health aspects would increase stigmatization, she said ‘absolutely. Because what people are blaming on mental health are really deeper issues of violent misogyny and white supremacy,'” Garcia added.

u201cWhen I asked if she was worried if the mental health aspects would increase stigmatization, she said u201cabsolutely. Because what people are blaming on mental health are really deeper issues of violent misogyny and white supremacy. And while there are mental health issues..u201d3/u201d

— Eric Michael Garcia (@Eric Michael Garcia)
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u201cu201cAttenuated like the deep isolation that we see with a lot of these folks, at the end of the day, weu2019re not addressingu2014there are some issues like the boyfriend loophole being closed,u201d she says. u201cThe connection between domestic violence, and masa shootings, et Cetera.u201du201d

— Eric Michael Garcia (@Eric Michael Garcia)
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BlazeTV’s Stu Burguiere was in no way surprised by Ocasio-Cortez’s take on the proposed gun control framework.

“Everything in the entire world is ‘racist’ and nobody puts the burden of that racism on themselves harder than our favorite all-time victim, Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” Stu said on a recent episode of “Stu Does America.”

“A bipartisan gun control legislation that could open up future doors for even more authoritarian manipulation by the left and this woman still has to screech ‘racism’ to high heaven. I swear her commitment to the bit at this point is almost inspiring,” he added. “If we’ve learned anything, it’s that everything is racist.”

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