The media and the left, but I repeat myself, are up in arms, again…The practical reality is that this is a horrible situation, and children were shot and killed in a gun free zone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those families and the injured, and at the same time it frustrates the hell out of many of us, who would really like to see teachers and others be able to carry on campus. Criminals DO NOT obey laws, ever! No law is going to change that.
But the expected calls are being pushed by those dancing in the blood of these dead children- Ban, confiscate, do away with those ebil black rifles. But, let’s not look beyond the base issue of ebil gun to the missed clues, lack of activity by LEO/FBI even after multiple warnings. As always, the left is pandering that it’s for the ‘chilluns’…
Now some in the media want to have an age limit to buy an AR/AK/etc. “No one should be able to buy an (insert rifle here) until they are 28-30 years old.
Um, the military trains people at 17-18 how to use ARs, so are you going to ban the military from training them/issuing weapons? What will be issues to the ‘chilluns’ in the military?
JB did a great job, HERE of laying out what it will actually take to make those legal changes. Five ‘easy’ changes…
Michael Z. Williamson responds, HERE.
Aesop over at the Raconteur Report has a rather ‘blunt’ response, HERE.
HERE is some background on gun control vs. mass shootings in other countries, from Townhall.com
But if you actually take a step back, this is really about agendas, still, again.
Let’s look at the ‘other’ successes in banning things:
Prohibition- How’d that work out? (For Joe Kennedy, pretty damn well!)
Illegal Drugs- How’s that working? (Marijuana is legal in some states now, is Heroin or Cocaine next?)
‘Assault’ weapons- Actually ‘real’ assault weapons are already regulated, and the AWB of 1994 was how successful?
How about actually enforcing the laws on the books, and actually taking action on mental health issues, rather than burying them, or ‘giving them space’?