After Santa Fe Shooting, NY Times Blames Congress For Failing To Pass Gun Control That Wouldn’t Have Made A Difference

This is pretty much expected out of the NY Times which is itself protected by armed security, and seems to be a reprint of an article they ran on February 15th, with a few changes

How Congress Has Dithered as the Innocent Get Shot

Once again, Americans are facing a tragedy involving guns. This time, at least 10 people were killed during an attack at a Texas high school Friday.

More than five years have passed since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children and six adults were killed. In that time, dozens of gun safety proposals have been introduced in Congress attempting to fix glaring issues with gun safety and regulation. More than 1,600 mass shootings have taken place in America since then.

Here is a guide to what Congress has — or, more accurately, has not — accomplished during this time.

They offer a long “interactive” calendar related to “Congressional inaction” with the header

Gun control laws included here are: expanding background checks, closing the “Charleston loophole,” improving record reporting, closing the “terror gap,” banning bump stocks, addressing gun trafficking, closing the “boyfriend loophole,” and creating a “red flags” process. A mass shooting involves four or more people injured or killed in a single event at the same time and location. Mass shooting estimates available after Jan. 13, 2013.

Not one of these things would have stopped the Santa Fe shooter, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17. Not a one. And this is why we can’t have a rational, reasonable, adult conversation on sensible gun laws to reduce shootings. Virtually none of the myriad ideas from the gun grabbers would have worked, either

(Buzzfeed) He used a .38-caliber revolver and a shotgun that belonged to his father, Abbott said. However, authorities did not know if the father was aware that his son had taken the weapons.

Santa Fe ISD police said explosive devices were found at the school and off campus, including at a home and a vehicle. And bomb squads spent much of the day carefully searching two residences believed to be associated with the suspect.

Murder and attempted murder are illegal. So are bombs. He used weapons that the gun grabbers typically approve of, rather than scary “assault rifles.” Heck, one of the guns was Joe Biden approved. So nothing in the NY Times Editorial Boards screed would have made a difference, other than red flag laws

At the same time, investigators were struggling to find any signs that could have foreshadowed the level of violence seen Friday.

“One of the frustrating things in the early status of this case, unlike Parkland and Sutherland Springs, there were not those type of warning signs,” Abbott said. “We have what are often categorized as red flag warnings.”

“Here the red flags warnings were either nonexistent or imperceptible. There is on his Facebook page a T-shirt that says ‘Born to Kill.’ But as far as investigations by law enforcement agencies, as far as arrests or confrontation with law enforcement, as far as having a criminal history, he has none. His slate is pretty clean.”

So, no red flags, either. Everyone seems to be describing him as a “quiet kid.” He had some pictures of a few weapons, one of which was an arcade game, on his social media. And a pic of him wearing a bisexual pride pin. And, potentially, some Antifa stuff. Still, no red flags.

So, what would you have us do now, gun grabbers? Nickolas Kristoff has a long screed, of which the majority makes it harder for law abiding citizens to purchase, possess, and or carry firearms for protection. Heck, harder for their much used talking point about hunting. It punishes and controls the law abiding, while playing games in allowing suits against gun manufacturers, which is a means to put them out of business. Can’t buy something not made. But, there is almost nothing that goes after the criminals and those who would use guns illegally. Because this is about disarmament of the law abiding. Democrats seem to like criminals.

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