Has anyone noticed that the area where this shooting occurred was an area in which guns were completely banned?
It would seem that spreading such a ban to a wider area, which is what gun control is all about, would just widen the area where perpetrators of violence could go and commit violent crime without any fear of resistance?
Criminals are cowards. Violence on this scale mainly happens in areas where the population is concentrated and disarmed – schools, malls, churches, etc.
We can’t control criminals and their access to guns any more than we have been able to limit their access to cocaine – which, by the way, is completely illegal, but criminals get their hands on it anyway – strangely enough, they don’t care to follow the laws we pass for ourselves!
A big part of the second amendment dealt with a society protecting itself from its government. “The Nazis did pass a weapons law in 1938, but that only added restrictions to the previous law, especially for Jews and other “non-citizens.”” Always remember to disarm the people before you impose your will upon them – whether you’re a government or a criminal.
Criminals are lazy. They don’t want to disarm their victims, they hope the government to do that for them.
I hate violence and I hope for peace, but in these cases, peace is not our choice – violence is imposed upon us by jerks like this and so we must ask ourselves if we want to put down our weapons in the name of peace when criminals (and governments) are unwilling to do likewise – in fact, they hope we put our weapons down so their job will be easier. We can’t disarm criminals through gun control laws and so this is the choice before us – disarm and die or remain armed and fight back?
I also believe we should find out why people commit violent crimes and try to fix the problem at the root, but even doing that won’t prevent all violent crime. Background checks seem ok when it comes to making it harder for criminals to get weapons legally, but they don’t always get their arms legally and if the government became wicked to the point of disarming us to overtake us, background checks would seem to defeat the purpose as only those who agree with the government would be able to get a gun.
Let’s take a moment to pray for and mourn for the victims of this senseless tragedy.