Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of the Sutherland shooting.
The blood hadn’t even cooled when the various politicians, celebrities, and “experts” started calling for more gun control, demonizing the NRA, attacked the victims for being in church, and generally getting everything wrong. In the days after the shooting, several embarrassing facts (at least for them) emerged.
The shooter was discharged from the military for bad behavior, assaulted and severely injured a child, and escaped from a mental hospital. By all accounts, he was not supposed to be able to own any firearms. However, such records were not reported by the military to the FBI (who run the background check service), and the shooter was able to purchase several firearms including an AR15. This is the government oversight that these elitists claim to be so wonderful in keeping everyone safe, but cannot abide by the laws and regulations that they are charged with following.
The shooter was stopped by another person with an AR15 who responded to the crisis. So a good guy with a gun, not the police, stopped the shooting and saving lives. This is not what was originally reported.
The person that stopped the shooter was a former NRA instructor. The media has taken great pains to omit this fact because this doesn’t fit the narrative that the NRA is the cause of the shooting by promoting gun rights. The NRA is for gun rights for the law-abiding citizen for self defense, not the wackos that go off the cliff and start shooting everyone in sight.
USA Today doubled-down on the stupidity by publishing a video that purported to show the configuration of the AR15 that the shooter used, and implied that an accessory – a chainsaw bayonet – was used. Obviously, someone has too much time on their hands to make stuff up, or has played one too many fantasy shooter games that has caused a break with reality. At the very least, this is sloppy reporting and promoting an agenda that real news organizations should not have as their business model. It’s no wonder that the media is losing market share & credibility, and is being labeled “Fake News”.
Gun grabbing Democrats introduced legislation that would have done absolutely nothing to prevent shootings like Sutherland, Los Vegas, and almost any other mass shooting (which occur with frightening frequency in gun-free zones). Legislation such as gun-free zones prohibit law-abiding people from carrying firearms, rendering them and the people around them defenseless. Criminals, on the other hand, have absolutely no problems in violating these laws. Paper, or prohibitive laws for that matter, are not an effective barriers to criminal intent or bullets. FYI – Politicians who write such laws are complicit in the murder of people in these zones.
The last time I checked, the Second Amendment is a civil right. Any lawmaker or person wishing to limit or disarm a law abiding person is seeking to deprive that person of their civil rights. This includes legislation from the 1934 gun control acts forward. While I agree that criminals should not have weapons, they will find a way to acquire them and prey upon the law abiding population. And it will become worse if the population is disarmed – Great Britain and Australia had increases in violent crime when firearms were essentially banned for the population.
There are somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 gun controls laws on the books, yet very few of them are enforced with any regularity. Often, illegal gun charges are plead down by prosecutors to clear the court calendars. Fact – Of the attempted 48,000 illegal gun buys by criminals during the Obama administration, only 44 were prosecuted. Obviously, there are enough laws on the books concerning illegal gun usage, there just isn’t any will to enforce them.
To drive the above points home, Chicago has a Sutherland body count every couple of weeks on the average. Gun free zones and restrictive laws are obviously doing a bang-up job of keeping crime off the streets – not.
Last, several “celebrities” have mocked the victims and their families for being in church and praying, making statements that God and prayers didn’t protect them. Of course, these are the same hypocritical people that preach tolerance and compassion for everyone (probably only for other people that think like them). I’m crossing these intolerant bastards off my list of any movies or shows that I would watch.
The media is biased beyond belief, either willingly publishing false information or being willfully ignorant of the basic facts about firearms or even the rights of American citizens. The politicians are just as bad if not worse as they are in positions of power, and they too are either willfully ignorant, or willfully malicious in promoting an agenda that puts their constituency at risk but keeps them in power. Last are the “celebrities” who have lost so much credibility in the past few weeks – they have absolutely no moral standing to lecture any of us on what is right or wrong.
I don’t know about you, but these elitists that are calling for us to be like Europe or Australia and banning guns have no problems with you or I bleeding out on the ground as long as you and I are disarmed. They will have their way, be in power, and have armed guards protecting them. We, the little people (or normals as Kurt Schlichter calls us) don’t count as we are merely a means to an end, and robbed of the means to defend ourselves from the criminals or from the tyranny that the elitists would like to have.
Which is precisely why the Founders included the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights.