If you thought some of the other typical calls for gun control post-tragedy were irresponsible, this one takes the cake from the NY Daily News’ Editorial Board
The police chief in Aurora, Colo., said he is confident that massacre gunman James Holmes acted alone. The police chief was dead wrong.
Standing at Holmes’ side as he unleashed an AR-15 assault rifle and a shotgun and a handgun was Wayne LaPierre, political enforcer of the National Rifle Association.
Standing at Holmes’ side as he sprayed bullets and buckshot into a crowded movie theater were Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, a President and a would-be President, who have bowed to the NRA’s dictates and who responded to the slaughter Friday with revolting, useless treacle.
Could Obama have attempted to do something pre-massacre? Sure, he could have attempted to pass legislation that restricting the sales of certain weapons and ammo clips when he had Democrats in control of the Senate and House, which would have meant that he could have purchased different guns legally. Or purchased them illegally, like many other criminals have done. It’s not Obama’s fault. It’s not Mitt’s fault. And it’s not the NRA’s fault that Holmes is a raving wackjob killer. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) owns one of those scary weapons, a Chinese variant of an AK-47, yet, has never gone on a rampage. Lots of people do. They also own shotguns and other rifles not covered by the previous assualt weapons ban, and do not use them for massacres.
In a vain claim of innocence, the fanatics will say Holmes is a monster and a maniac, that he fired and fired and fired as a man possessed. Each protestation clamps their fingers with his around the trigger.
The same NY Daily News is reporting that
Movie massacre suspect James Holmes remained unapologetic and irrational Saturday in a Colorado jail where his life was at risk from inmates bent on revenge.
Holmes, held under suicide watch in solitary confinement, remained in his murderous “Joker” persona after arriving at the Arapahoe Detention Center, a jailhouse worker told the Daily News.
“Let’s just say he hasn’t shown any remorse,” the employee said. “He thinks he’s acting in a movie.”
He’s spitting on guards just like the Joker in The Dark Knight. He’s obviously bat guano insane. But, according to the same NY Daily News, it’s not his fault.
Because they made sure that virtually everyone, Holmes included, has unfettered legal access to heavy weaponry. And they made sure he was permitted by law to drive to the kill scene with a fully loaded arsenal.
Except, he doesn’t have unfettered access. And where there’s a will there’s a way. If a criminal wants a gun, they’ll get it. Handguns are mostly illegal in Britain, yet criminals still get them. And, no guns? How about building a few bombs? Or one big bomb. The recipes are extremely easy to find on the Internet. Shockingly easy. He could have decided to drive a car into people, as has been done before.
Guns are heavily restricted in Chicago, yet they have been used for a large number of crimes and murders this year. But, liberals never want to let a good tragedy go to waste even before the dead are buried.
Doug Ross highlights the use of guns in places that have heavy restrictions like Chicago, NYC, and even Sweden (which has an almost total ban on guns). He further points out that people can manufacture guns themselves.
Can you ban evil? Of course not.
But in the liberal’s Utopian worldview, evil can somehow be stopped. If only society’s elite — the master-planners — can be given enough control over human activity, they could construct a perfect government and prevent all violence. Notice, however, that society’s elite are always protected by arms.
American Power has the insane cover of the NY Daily News.
Let’s not forget, Holmes had his apartment booby trapped with a large number of bombs. No guns? Well, make more bombs. Crazy is still crazy.
The fact is, 99.999999999% of gun owners are responsible citizens not bent on using them illegally. Quite a few of them are liberals. As Joan of Argghh tweeted back to me “They don’t hate guns; they hate YOU having a gun.”