The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms. — Samuel Adams
So lets see, another group of kids were slaughter while at school, and the wheels of the bus go round and round. Once again we will be forced to listen to the left debate adnuasim the dangers of owning a gun. Usually the left tries to convince us that they wouldn’t confiscate all guns in private hands, but I think that argument has reached it shelf life.
In the Esquire, the day of the Santa Fe, Texas shooting, they wrote this.
Hey there, NRA: Listen, I know the moments after a gunman opens fire in a school are hectic for you. You have to get your talking points together, you have to mentally prepare to debate a traumatized yet sensible child, you have to look at yourself in the mirror and practice saying that more guns wound make things less deadly, It’s a busy time! And since we are always either in the moments before or after a mass shooting, you’re pretty much always busy, I have noticed!
Anyway, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I now actually want to take your guns–All your guns–Right now.
If the left keep eroding our national character, progressives may one day be able to disarm us without setting off a second civil war. Will that satisfy them? No, progressives progress.
It’s time to stop getting mad at the NRA and start putting the blame where it belongs. Squarely on the schools, their security systems and parents who don’t keep tabs on their children’s electronic devices.
Despite receiving a warning directly from the Russian government, the FBI failed to stop the Tsarnaev brothers from staging the Boston Marathon bombing. Despite having plenty of resources, the Charlottesville police failed to stop a car attack that left a woman dead. The FBI interviewed Omar Mateen, the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter, and considered criminally investigating him. They didn’t — possibly because his father was an FBI informant.
The FBI also missed numerous “red flags” before the San Bernardino shooting. And despite having lots of warning, the FBI. the Board County schools and the Broward Sheriff’s Dept. under Sheriff Scott Israel all failed to stop Nikolas Cruz from shooting up the school.
This is why calls for more gun control ring hollow. When the laws that would hav prevented these people from getting a failed because those in charge of executing them chose — chose — not to enforce them, because doing so would have made the school’s crime reports look bad, then it’s hard to believe that more laws will make a difference. You know what might make a difference, though? CONSEQUENCES.
For instants, cowardly deputy Scot Peterson, who conspicuously neglected to put a stop to Cruz’w killing spree, is mentioned as “the only person so far to pay any price for failure.” That price was to resigned. However:
(Peterson) because he resigned and wasn’t fired is still receiving his full lifetime monthly pension fo $8, 702.35 –sparking outrage among parents of the victims.
“This infuriates me in ways people cannot comprehend. My daughter would still be alive if this person did his job, Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was among 17 people killed that day. Andrew Pollack, whose 18-year-old Meadow died, tweeted: “The coward of Broward, Scot Peterson is gettin over $8k a month. He hid while my daughter was slaughtered. How in the hell is he getting this? That money should go to actually securing our schools!”
Turn on the TV and you’ll hear that it was the NRA that killed their kids, the same NRA that just killed the kids in Texas. It’s not guns that the problem is security. If we can do it at sporting events why not our schools.