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Another Mass Shooting

“I don’t believe gun owners have rights.” Sarah Brady

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Leftist Radio Talk Show Host Alan Colmes

All the liberal radio talk shows (the few that I could locate) are awash with discussion regarding the most recent mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer killed ten people at the college.  Calls for Gun Control came right out of the gate.

There is no point in rehashing the mass shooting details here. If you don’t know the details, you are probably stupid, or live in a cave in the mountains. The ubiquitous and perpetual, never-ending news cycle portends for us the coming gun control storm on the heels of another mass shooting. Obama is calling for more Gun Control.

This recent mass shooting is being cussed and discussed and all the conversations are boring. Boring because they drill down to one single topic only: We need more gun control laws.


Mass ShootingWe see anecdote after example, where our government does such a poor job of prosecuting our existing gun laws. We are now going to make more Gun laws? and We will expect our government, with all their efficiencies to prosecute these cases? Really?

So for all the whining, pandering and hand-wringing, that precedes calls for gun control, Nobody…(without exception)— is talking about the these target-rich environments in which all these massacres are—and have taken place. Nobody. Nobody is talking about how all of these mass shootings  occur in locations completely absent of lawfully possessed firearms, be they law-abiding citizens, trained Security or Police. Nobody is talking about the points of access to the environments and the ease with which entry is made, where these massacres have taken place.  Security measures and protocols are empty and meaningless. “Shelter in place,” is the call to establish ones self as a stationary target, instead of a moving one.

Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson asserted in a USA Today column,

“There has not been a single common theme, except for one…In almost all mass shooting situations, particularly at schools, the common theme is a gun-free zone, with the shooter being the only one armed person in the building for minutes or longer…Gun-free zones achieve the opposite of what is intended. Rather than making good people safer, it puts them at the mercy of the evil people.”

We see no news reports where mass shootings are thwarted because somebody had a gun. Of course not. It does not bleed, so it does not lead. Moreover, somebody using a gun to stop these nut jobs ruins the narrative.

No reasonable people want to see these mass shootings occur. But anti-gun progressives are not reasonable. They seek to achieve their anti-gun goals measured only in blood and in human cost.

Make no mistake about the notion that liberals do have the scripts for these mass attacks prewritten and ready to go. Liberals wait patiently for the next nut job to strike and in seconds, they fill in the blanks on these narrative scripts.

Our American Correctional System is a great example for an analogy of gun control. Every single move an inmate makes is watched, scrutinized and managed. They are counted, searched and investigated for contraband, weapons and other nefarious behaviors while incarcerated.

Mass ShootingShake-downs consist of an ongoing cat and mouse game where correctional officers search for such contraband while inmates hone their skills at concealing weapons from their masters. And, despite all of that, Prisons are still the most violent places in America. Prisoners kill, maim and wound each other with makeshift weapons on a daily basis. So in a system of the utmost model of control, violence and evil still prevails. If the authorities cannot stem violence in prison, How do we wrap our heads around more gun control being a solution to stop mass killings?

Let us not be errant in our frame of reference in the aftermath of these tragic and horrendous events. Places where guns exist do not have mass shootings. Places where guns are completely absent are the target rich environments sought after by these nut jobs. Those infamous killers who lived thereafter concede they seek out targets where people are sitting ducks. The liberal conversation isn’t about these killings…Liberals couldn’t care less about the families or the deceased. Rather, this is an opportunity to once again chip away at our second amendment rights.

Finally, the fourth estate absolves itself for its reporting.  In the past there has been no coverage, discussion or debate about the copy cat effect of the endless reporting. In this latest mass murder, it would appear Harper-Mercer was inspired by the infamy of past shooters, specifically, Vester Flanagan. Where Harper-Mercier writes on August 31,

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26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercier, the Spree Killer.

“On an interesting note, I have noticed that so many people like him are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are. A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day. Seems the more people you kill, the more your’re in the limelight.”

Gun Free Zones are the problem. They are kill zones for nut jobs. We see this play out over and over. Insanity has been said to be doing the same thing over, expecting a different result. Are we doing that in establishing Gun Free Zones?