Washington Post: Hey, The Problem Is All The Guns

The funny part here is that the same paper, along with most others, was utterly uninterested in investigating the Obama/Holder gun running scheme Operation Fast and Furious, which resulted in scores being killed and wounded in America and Mexico, including children and two federal agents. At least one of those same guns that were lost was reported to have shown up in Paris during an Islamic jihadi attack

America paves the way to the next tragedy

TOO MANY doors. Abortion. Video games. Ritalin. Those are some of the explanations trotted out by Republicans and the National Rifle Association in the wake of Friday’s mass shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Tex. The willingness to say anything — no matter how ludicrous — would be laughable if not for the fact that 10 people are dead and that refusing to acknowledge the role played by this country’s lax gun laws only paves the way for the next tragedy. (snip)

Friday’s school shooting underscores that there are no simple solutions. There seem to have been no clear warning signs about the suspected shooter, a 17-year-old who had made the honor roll and once played on the school football team. The weapons he allegedly used were a shotgun loaded with buckshot and a .38-caliber revolver his father had legally obtained, not a semiautomatic rifle. Opponents of gun control have seized on these factors as evidence of the futility of expanded background checks or an assault weapons ban. But it has always been understood that no single measure will be the answer for every crime.

Well, Democrats have said it it very easy: ban “assault rifles”, ban magazines that hold more than 10 bullets, and close the so-called gun show loophole, and everything will be fine. Perhaps some red flag laws and a few other minor things.

The next step is to acknowledge this reality: What sets America apart from the rest of the civilized world is not Ritalin or school entrances or violent video games but the astronomical number of guns and the easy access to them.

That’s the final line of editorial: is anyone else deducing that what they mean is to ban all guns? If you’re going to blamestorm something, you obviously have a plan. Why won’t they just come out and say it?

37,461 were killed in automobile accidents in 2016. 10,497 were from drunk drivers. No one is calling to get rid of autos nor alcohol. In fact, the CDC reports that alcohol use causes 88,000 deaths a year. Why no calls to ban alcohol?

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