President Obama, as messaged from the White House, can’t understand why gun sales increase after a major shooting. It’s because there are people who will kill no matter what laws say they shouldn’t, criminals will always find ways to arm themselves, and the police can’t be everywhere to stop a crime.
There’s a reason the Second Amendment was added to the Bill of Rights. Law-abiding armed citizens are the best deterrent to stopping lawlessness. The Islamic Fort Hood shooter in 2009 was able to murder people because he knew his fellow-soldiers were unarmed by law. Consider the following open letter from a soldier who had to endure a second shooting at Fort Hood in 2014 because of “gun-free zone politics”:
“My name is First Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. . . I found myself trapped in an enclosed room with fourteen of my fellow Soldiers, one of whom was barricading the door against a madman with a .45 pistol when he was fatally shot. . .
“I knew this was going to happen. I had been saying for five years that Fort Hood was a tinderbox of another massacre waiting to happen. It had to happen, because our betters failed to learn the obvious lesson of five years ago [when U.S. Army major and psychiatrist Nidal Hasan, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others]. Worse yet, I know it will happen again. More will die, more will be wounded, more families will be torn apart, needlessly. It happened again, and will happen again, because Fort Hood is a gun free zone . . .
“When the first shots rang out, my hand reached to my belt for something that wasn’t there. Something that could have put a stop to the bloodshed, could have made it merely an ‘ugly incident’ instead of the horrific massacre that I will surely remember as the darkest twenty minutes of my life. Stripped of my God-given Right to arm myself, the only defensive posture I had left was to lie prostrate on the ground, and wait to die.”
President Obama condemned the shooting deaths at a Colorado Planned Parenthood facility and San Bernardino. “Enough is enough. This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal.”
Typically, he called for more gun control legislation. There are more than 23,000 federal, state, and local gun laws on the books. I don’t know what any new law would do. Even full gun confiscation would not do much since we have open borders, criminals that don’t pay attention to laws, and people who would find other ways to kill if that’s what’s in their heart.
Box cutters and airplanes, fuel oil and fertilizer, and knives and clubs come to mind.
For nearly seven years, Chicago has been one of the most violent cities in the country. More than 450 people have been murdered year to date, and yet it’s a city with strict gun control.
Take a look at this chart.
Obama and Co. express selective outrage. Blacks certainly have a legitimate right and duty to protest the wrongful deaths of black youths at the hands of out-of-control police. But more blacks have been killed by other blacks in a single day in Chicago than police in Chicago kill in a year.
We have a moral and cultural problem, not a gun problem.
Obama and his fellow Democrats are not willing to acknowledge this truth because it cuts into their claim that all evil is the result of Republican resistance to more government programs.
There’s a good chance that Obama doesn’t know what’s going on in his hometown because he only knows what’s reported by CNN and MSNBC, and the liberal media are in 24/7 cover-up mode for the President. “President Barack Obama indicated during a private meeting with columnists that he ‘did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino,’ the New York Times reported on Thursday.” (H/T: The Blaze)
The next time some liberal wants to know why you own a gun and buy another one for good measure, remind them that there are evil people in the world and the government can’t protect us.