After every mass attack involving a gun, Barack Obama and his minions begin their rhetorical chorus for stricter gun control. Since guns are supposedly the cause of the mass shootings, guns must be banned or tightly controlled, according to Obama.
But what about calling for more control when other items are regularly used to attack and injure groups of people?
In March 2014, 21 year old Rashad Charjuan Owens drove his car into a crowd during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, resulting in 2 dead and 23 wounded.
In October 2015, 25 year old Adacia Chambers drove her car into the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade in Stillwater, Oklahoma, resulting in 4 dead (including a 2 year old boy) and injuring 44 others.
This past Sunday, a woman drove onto the sidewalk in Las Vegas, killing 1 person and injuring 37 others. Some of those injured were reported to be in serious condition. Witnesses to the accident say it looked like the driver intentionally aimed her car, with a three old in the backseat, into the crowded sidewalk.
Then there are the thousands of vehicular accidents that kill as many Americans as guns do and injures 28 people for every 1 person injured by a gun. Recently I read about a mom and dad killed in a car accident, leaving their kids parentless. A few years back, there was a big deal made about a 14 wheel truck driver that hit a van, killing 7 or 8 people.
Personally, I lost my three best friends in a vehicular accident back when I was 18 years old. They were making a right turn on a green light when a drunken doctor sped through a red light, impacting JJ’s car in the middle on the driver’s side. JJ’s car was literally wrapped around the steel pole for the traffic signal. Even though the pole was sheared off and moved nearly 8 feet away, it was still standing because of the mangled car holding it up. JJ was killed instantly, Mike died a couple hours later and Roger died 2 days later.
So where is Obama or Michael Bloomberg calling for more vehicle controls to prevent mass vehicular casualties? Over 2 million more people are injured by cars than by guns, so where is the outcry?
If the real reason for Obama’s call for more gun control is to help curb gun violence, then why aren’t they taking any action to help curb injuries and deaths due to vehicular accidents? Why isn’t he calling for universal background checks for driver’s licenses or vehicular purchases?
It’s because more gun control has nothing to do with curbing gun violence or stopping mass shootings. It has everything to do with learning who has what guns and part of the process to annul the Second Amendment and disarm the American people.
So the next time you encounter an anti-gun person advocating for more gun control, ask them about people killed or injured by motor vehicles and then show them the hypocrisy behind the call for stricter gun control.