John Has a list of various anti-rights hacks dusting off their favorite hobby horse in the wake of the school shooting.
There is NOTHING new here, EVERYTHING in this list has been tried before. Every time these laws have failed to do what they proposed to do.
They talk about “Debate” or “Discussion” of gun control, but really they offer nothing. They choose to bring this up in the wake of a tragic event to STIFLE debate, not foster it. So when somebody points out that NONE of these proposed laws would have done ANYTHING to change this, they can waive the bloody shirt and say “DEAD CHILLLLLDRENNNN!!!!”.
These are not rational people, nor are they rational laws. They hope our minds will be clouded with the sadness, and misery of such a tragedy.
Of Course in Newtown, where just about everybody has a direct connection to the dead and injured they aren’t falling for it:
“The gun is not the issue. If someone else there had a gun, maybe they could have stopped this,” Benjamin Torres, owner of Betor Roofing in Danbury, said over breakfast at a Newtown diner. “The bad guys are going to get guns illegally anyway.”…“I live in that town. My children went to that school. This is not a time to make news,” said the range’s white-bearded owner, who declined to give his name. “Holiday season is a tough time to lose someone, especially kids, and I’m not going to add to their misery.”
He also said he did not trust the press to accurately portray gun enthusiasts. “Many of us are college-educated. I myself have a masters’ degree.”
On Saturday afternoon at a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Danbury, shoppers milled about the hunting section.
One shopper, 19-year-old Peter Griffin from nearby Redding, said the shooting only strengthened his enthusiasm for guns because killers are more likely to go where there are no guns.
“Personally, I feel safer where there’s guns. I don’t want to go to any gun-free zones any more,” said Mr. Griffin, an apprentice cabinet maker who owns three guns.
Newtown-area gun businesses say sales have picked up since President Barack Obama’s election, as gun owners fear a crack-down.
The sales are like this all over the nation, but this is a local story, and the people who were actually touched by this event, rather than the soulless parasites who feign sympathy for political capital, are buying guns.
The anti-rights cultists are digging out their re-tread laws. We need to stand up and say “You had your chance, you tried your laws. They didn’t work, and you lied. This wasn’t about guns!”
Be safe out there people, and carry your damn guns. They say that carrying a gun isn’t a magical talisman, but strange enough, the beasts seem to avoid lawful carriers as if they were….