Another Gun Free Zone Invites,
Predictably, Another Tragedy
Last spring, as networks like MSNBC launched five months of saturation coverage intended to force gun control on the American people, we said, over and over and over and over again, that there was (tragically) “another Adam Lanza” sitting out there, glued to his TV screen, and planning his own five months of fame.”
As it became clear that Congress was not going to pass gun control in April, MSNBC commentators said, almost wistfully, that it would take another mass shooting to reinvigorate their cause.
Well, they got the mass shooting they were looking for.
On Monday, a discharged Navy enlisted man entered a “heavily secure” Naval installation in Washington D.C. and engaged in a series of firefights, which ultimately left 12 others dead.
As the liberal media exploits this new set of victims to resurrect its war on guns, we will say again: “There are one or more creeps like Aaron Alexis watching your coverage and planning their own time on your network. And, when they strike, the blood, once again, will be on your hands.”
Although we don’t know all the details, we can make several observations:
* First, once again, the shooting occurred in a gun-free zone, filled with ID checks and metal detectors that everyone erroneously assumed would save them.
* Second, the shooting occurred in a jurisdiction, Washington D.C., which has been rabid in its efforts to take guns away from its own citizens -- and to make it illegal for Washingtonians to defend themselves.
*Third, lest there be any question, Congress has banned the possession of any “firearm or other dangerous weapon in a Federal facility” [18 USC, Sec. 930]. Hence, they all but advertised to Alexis, that, with the exception of security, everyone in the Naval facility would be sitting ducks.
In sum, the shooting occurred in a jurisdiction where the firearm was illegal and in a building where firearms are illegal. Other than banning firearms nationally, how many more illegalities do anti-gunners intend to pile on?
Banning guns and imposing background checks won’t stop these creeps, but armed good guys will. Remember that the Oregon shooter last December stole his AR-15 before killing two people at the Clackamas mall. But he retreated when he saw Nick Meli, who holds a concealed carry permit, draw his gun and point it at him. The killer then retreated and took his own life.
Given that putting guns in good people’s hands will save lives, why are law-abiding personnel being disarmed here on military bases? How ironic that when CNN’s John Roberts asked a military spouse if she was anxious about her husband being deployed to Afghanistan (in 2009), she responded: “At least he’s safe there and he can fire back, right?”
Efforts will be made to scapegoat Virginia for this most recent tragedy. But, not coincidentally, Alexis did not attack a Virginia locale where potential victims could defend themselves with guns.
ACTION: Contact your senators and representative. Let them know that, despite the efforts of the liberal media to milk this tragedy for political gain, the problem is not the Second Amendment. The problem is anti-gun laws and policies.
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