Gun restrictions ineffective, dangerous
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
I have three young granddaughters. The oldest is 6, the age of the Sandy Hook victims. I am as frustrated as anyone about the killing culture. The proposed feel-good, do-something laws would not prevent the next massacre.
The El Paso shooter had no documented red flags except the manifesto. It was put online minutes before the assault. The Dayton shooter had numerous red flags. His family and friends chose to remain silent. There were red flags in San Bernardino. The neighbors did not want to be labeled as anti-muslim. The mother of the Sandy Hook shooter brought and gave the gun to her deranged son. At Stoneman Douglas, there were red flags out the Wazoo. An Obama program prevented the educators and police from taking action.
What is a common-sense assault weapon restriction? Every gun is a potential assault weapon. The naval yard shooter used a Remington Model 870 to kill hid co-workers. The 870 is a pump shotgun, the most popular hunting gun in America. About 98 percent of American gun murders are committed with a handgun. The large cities have the most restrictive gun laws. They also have the most murders.
America’s largest terrorist assault was flying airplanes into buildings. The second largest was a bomb of fertilizer and diesel. Evildoers will find way to do evil. If we pass new gun laws, then what? The universal liberal answer: It’s a start. Translation: A start to total confiscation. How did that work out for the Jews in Nazi Germany? How is it working out for the citizens of Venezuela?