Who’s Surprised That The Washington Post Uses Waffle House Shooting To Call For Gun Banning?

Who’s also surprised that the Washington Post Editorial Board forgets to include an important bit of information?

Why did the accused Waffle House shooter get back his guns?

THERE WERE plenty of warning signs about Travis J. Reinking. He once told police that music superstar Taylor Swift was stalking him and hacking into his phone. Another time, he barged into a community pool, jumping into the water wearing a woman’s pink housecoat and challenging lifeguards to a fight. Then there was his arrest by the Secret Service for breaching White House security because he wanted to meet with the president.

Yet there he allegedly was early Sunday morning — just nine months after his White House arrest — at a Waffle House outside Nashville, in possession of an assault-style rifle that authorities say was used to kill four people and wound several others. That the AR-15 semiautomatic, along with three other guns, had once been confiscated from him by Illinois authorities who recognized the danger only compounds the failure — indeed the absurdity — of policies that make it far too easy to get guns. And that allow weapons designed for war to become everyday commodities.

Liberals love that talking point about weapons of war. You’d have to be an idiot to bring a semi-automatic rifle to a battlefield, but, then, liberals writing about guns usually do not actually understand guns.

“Let’s be honest,” said Nashville Mayor David Briley (D). “Some people see these weapons as having a purpose of terrorizing other people. It’s happening too much. Enough is enough.” Indeed. The same type of weapon was used at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed; it was used in the 2017 slaughter of 25 worshipers at a rural Texas church; it was part of the arsenal used by the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58, and the shooter who killed 49 at an Orlando nightclub.These are not weapons needed for self-defense or hunting. They are designed to kill as many people as quickly and efficiently as possible.

However, the Constitution means that this is none of the WPEB’s business. And, they are used for self defense.

That they are easy to acquire is made obvious by the ease and speed with which Mr. Reinking managed to get his guns back. Illinois authorities transferred ownership of the rifle and other weapons to Mr. Reinking’s father. They said they did so because the father had a legal claim and promised to keep them away from his son. Clearly the father has some soul-searching to do. But it is ludicrous that law and process would not give law enforcement more authority to keep guns out of the hands of people who pose a danger. There is no law in Tennessee, where Mr. Reinking moved from Illinois, that would have barred him from owning guns.

What’s missing, as the WPEB goes on to recommend voting for candidates who are super in to gun grabbing, including banning “assault weapons” and magazine size restrictions, along with their buzzworthy “comprehensive gun reform”, is the fact that Reinking had his state firearms card revoked by the Illinois state police in 2017. The Post spins this, and spins this disingenuously. The law did give the police the authority to keep the guns out of Reinking’s hands. Is the Post suggesting that his father should have had his 2nd Amendment Rights stripped, as well, because of his son being a wackjob? In retrospect, it seems the answer is “yes,” but, you couldn’t have known this beforehand, and we aren’t supposed to punish people who’ve done nothing wrong under the law.

But, that’s exactly what the gun grabbers want to do. Punish the law abiding for the actions of criminals. But, I’ll tell you what: I’ll give you gun grabbers an assault weapons ban and a maximum magazine size of 12 (both on new purchases) with a 5 year sunset to see if it makes a difference, and you allow inspections of abortion clinics

Perhaps abortion fanatics can explain why treating abortion clinics that perform medical procedures like a clinic that performs medical procedures and inspecting them for medical standards sends you into a rage.

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8 Responses to “Who’s Surprised That The Washington Post Uses Waffle House Shooting To Call For Gun Banning?”

  1. bob says:

    more human beings are killed by abortion mills than by guns. more human beings are killed by automobiles than by guns. more human beings are killed by knives than by guns. why do these mo-rons only want to ban guns?

    • Dana says:

      It’s simple: it’s because banning firearms won’t affect them, personally. Cars? They need cars, don’t you know, some nice big limousines in a lot of cases, complete with drivers standing by, the vehicles idling.

      Abortuaries? Well, Hell, their own daughters could get knocked up, and they don’t need those little whelps around. More importantly, they might knock up one of their mistresses, and need to sweep that under the rug.

      In the meantime, now we find out what some of us already suspected, just by looking: the lead anti-Second Amendment student from Parkland is taking his boyfriend to the prom. Not much of a surprise that such a girly attitude comes from a girly boy.

    • Jeffery says:

      Abortion doesn’t kill human beings.

      Yes, more die in auto accidents than from firearms (40,000 vs 33,000).

      No, more people are not killed by knives than by firearms. (1500 knife murders vs. 13,000 with guns).

      • gitarcarver says:

        Abortion doesn’t kill human beings.

        Because when mommy and daddy decide they want to have children, they go to the cabbage patch and have a human that is delivered by the stork.

        And that lump in the mother’s belly? That’s just an aardvark.

        Yes, more die in auto accidents than from firearms (40,000 vs 33,000).

        And the call to ban vehicles begins?

        No, more people are not killed by knives than by firearms. (1500 knife murders vs. 13,000 with guns).

        True. But 4 times more people are killed with knives than rifles. (And rifles are what the freedom hating leftists want to ban.,….as a start.)

        Why? Because all the left has is hate.

        • Jeffery says:

          The claim (false) was that more are killed by knives than are killed with firearms. That is untrue.

          If abortion is killing humans than your “god” kills even more than abortion with its miscarriages.

          • gitarcarver says:

            The claim (false) was that more are killed by knives than are killed with firearms. That is untrue.

            Yet the statement that 4 times as many people are killed by knives than with rifles is true.

            If abortion is killing humans than your “god” kills even more than abortion with its miscarriages.

            It has finally come down to the idea that Jeffery is equating his judgement with God’s.

            Jeffery hates God because all the left has is hare.

  2. bob says:

    to answer your question about why they don’t treat abortion “clinics” like clinics is because they are not clinics. they are killing staitions just like the ones hitler used. they’re only purpose is to kill human beings. there is a reason margaret sanger admired hitler. “great” minds thind alike.

  3. david7134 says:

    The real issue is not guns but the failed liberal policy involving our treatment of mental health. The gun issue is a distraction so we don’t look at mental health and role it back.

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