I try my damnest to wait 72 hours before commenting on mass shootings so that I have some idea of actual facts, not media bloviation. The Texas shooter is in custody, and the Ohio shooter is dead (Yay LEOs). The gun in Texas was bought legally, and I believe the one in Ohio was too. No changes to background checks would prevent them from doing it…
The media is whipping up a frenzy against Trump and Republicans, putting all the blame for all of the shootings on them, as it appears the Texas shooter was a white supremacist, while it appears from some reports the Ohio shooter is actually a leftist and has been a problem child since Jr. Hi, including a kill list and rape list in school. Article HERE. Of note, Beto et al, don’t want Trump to come to El Paso, and some congresscritter in Ohio is frothing at the mouth about him going to Ohio. This rhetoric is ridiculously over the top. If it were true, then Bernie is guilty because one of ‘his’ people tried to kill the Pubs at the baseball practice.
And as usual, the left was dancing the blood within an hour, and the typical calls for AWB, gun ban, gun confiscation, etc. are being pushed in conjunction with the MSM. I heard one quote last night that ‘Now is the time to KILL the NRA.’
Really? THAT is the language you want to use? Now???
Here are some thoughts for the “reasonable gun law” crowd.
It’s illegal for kids under 18 to smoke. Kids under 18 still smoke.
It’s illegal for kids under 21 to drink alcohol. Kids under 21 still drink.
It’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol. People still drink and drive.
It’s illegal for convicted felons to,possess firearms. Convicted felons still possess firearms.
It’s illegal to take firearms into “gun free” zones and shoot people. People still take firearms into “gun free” zones and kill people.
It’s illegal to break into other peoples homes and steal stuff, including firearms. People still break into other people’s homes and steal stuff, including firearms.
What additional laws, restricting law abiding citizens rights, will prevent mass shootings?
There are estimated to be 300,000,000 guns in the USA, and something approaching 1,000,000,000 rounds of ammunition. ‘Most’ of these are in the hands of law abiding people. Do you really think they are going to give them up voluntarily? Look at what happened with compliance with the CT and NY laws… Or is the goal to turn EVERY gun owner into a criminal?
Although the left/MSM don’t want to admit it, there have been a number of shooting stopped by CCW holders.
The other thing I find interesting is the ongoing gun violence/deaths in places like Chicago, NYC, Baltimore, Detroit, etc. are getting NO COVERAGE… Anywhere… And the congresscritters are blowing it off.
I would have a different proposal, do away with gun laws! Train everyone how to use them, once they pass a mental evaluation and background check, they are allowed to buy and carry whatever their heart desires. Constitutional carry…
Edit- And HERE is Lawdog’s gun rights cake analogy…