What happened in Charleston, South Carolina is a tragedy in every sense of the word. The loss of life is always tragic.
But what is also tragic is how predictable Democrats have become. We’re barely even 48-hours removed and Democrats are already making a new push for gun control. It's just shameful.
We won’t publish this scumbag shooter’s name. It is our company policy not to give these psychopaths the attention and notoriety they desire and I wish that every media outlet followed suit.
Yesterday, President Obama gave a brief speech responding to the attack. “We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that once again innocent people were killed in part because somebody who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.”
Oh yes, blame the gun.
Well, let’s look at the facts, shall we?
We’re hearing today that the shooter may have actually purchased the gun himself at a gun store, which means that he passed a background check. The Left’s argument keeps unraveling. No amount of background checks would have stopped this.
This man didn’t use an assault weapon. He used a .45 caliber pistol. Not even close to one of Obama’s dreaded “assault weapons.”
The man didn’t use high capacity magazines. He killed 9 people by reloading five times. The Left’s narrative is that magazine bans save lives because they force a shooter to reload. A typical .45 pistol has a 7-8 round magazine.
He wasn’t allowed to bring the gun into the church. The church was, legally, a “gun-free zone.” Merely bringing the gun into the building was a crime.
All of these laws were broken. Yet today, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and all their cronies were out in force pushing for more gun control. Not to stop tragedies like this, but to prevent YOU from exercising your Second Amendment rights!
As much as a scumbag as this man is, he appears to have followed the law and purchased his handgun legally. He passed the background check and bought the gun through a licensed firearms dealer.
So what exactly is the President advocating when he says the shooter had “no trouble” getting a gun? If every gun control law on the books wasn’t enough to stop this, what does Obama think we should do?
Well, for one, the Democrats are moving forward with the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act of 2015.
This bill would force every single American to first get permission from local law enforcement before being allowed to purchase a handgun. Just a friendly reminder: the Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that handgun ownership was an individual right protected by the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution.
They have a system like this in New Jersey and a woman was just murdered on her own driveway after waiting 43 days for the state to give her permission to buy a gun.
Is this what you want?
Not ONE of Obama’s proposed gun control policies would have prevented this tragedy. But that hasn’t stopped the President from calling on Congress to ‘do something.’ And that something is to punish the rest of us for the violent and deranged acts of an individual.
I used to live in New Jersey and was forced to wait months to get permission from my local police department to exercise my fundamental Second Amendment right. I am telling you that this bill represents the greatest threat to the 2nd Amendment in years and it is up all of us to rise up and make sure it doesn’t go anywhere.