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Gun laws were blamed almost immediately following VA shooting -- then twitter responds

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Shootings always seem to bring gun control advocates out of the woodwork. After a gunman opened fire on GOP members of Congress Wednesday in Alexandria, Atlantic writer David Frum seemed to be pointing the finger at Virginia’s gun laws, blaming the state for not being stringent enough.

Frum tweeted, “Virginia: No background checks. No licensing. No registration. No permit req’d for concealed carry of long guns. Open carry long guns & handguns.” He was immediately contradicted by Twitter users for mischaracterizing Virginia’s gun laws.

On Wednesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere talked about the inevitable gun control debate that happens after a shooting in the context of Frum’s factually inaccurate tweet.

“There is no permit required for the concealing of long guns in Texas either because no one conceal-carries a rifle,” Glenn pointed out.

Glenn also explained where the idea of “first responders” came from. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was created under President Jimmy Carter and gave us the concept of government law enforcement as first responders. But because our founding fathers protected our Second Amendment rights, Americans themselves can and should take on that role.

“The first responder is you,” Glenn said.

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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