The folly of gun control exposed

This story from Bearing Arms illustrates how many times gun control,laws make places like schools less safe

Santa Clarita was a tragedy, but I think we can all agree that it could have been much worse. With “only” two dead, it wasn’t another Parkland by any stretch of the imagination, much less a Virginia Tech which is still the most deadly school shooting in American history. As it was, though, it was bad enough. Two children are dead. That’s a tragedy by any measure.

Part of the reason it wasn’t worse was because there was an armed response. Off-duty police officers carrying firearms were at the school when things started and they jumped into action.

Had this happened in Connecticut, however, those cops would likely have been felons for doing what they did.

A school shooting in Santa Clarita, California took the lives of two students and injured several others Thursday November 14th.  But it could have been much worse.

Three off duty police officers that were on the scene dropping off their own children, didn’t think twice before running into the chaos. Response time was within 16 seconds. These officers are credited with saving lives for immediately rendering first aid to students that had been shot. They are heroes.

But in Connecticut, those off duty officers would be considered criminals. In accordance with Connecticut general statute Sec. 53a-217b, Possession of a weapon on school ground is considered a Class D felony.

And yes, this law applies to Connecticut’s Law Enforcement officers.

If the off-duty officers had a firearm on their person, and entered school grounds to assist in this type of incident, they could potentially be charged with a class D felony.

Tom Knighton has some very good thoughts and please go read them. Think of how much worse that incident might have been. And all because of laws meant to deter school shootings. Laws that were not passed with such intent, but intents are not the same as results.

Tell me again why we allow a few malcontents to ruin everything?

Again, a handful of whiny moonbats ruin everything, and the worst part? WE allow them too!

Via CBS Boston:

A Durham, New Hampshire celebration scheduled for the beginning of holidays is undergoing some changes this year in an effort to remove religious overtones.

Formerly called the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, the newly named Frost Fest will include the absence of a formal tree lighting. Santa will be at the event but he will not arrive in a town firetruck as he has in the past.

That would be too religious, because of the part in the Bible where Santa arrives at the manger aboard a firetruck to bestow gifts of gold, frankincense, myrrh, and an Xbox upon the Baby Jesus.

Town Councilor Sally Tobias says the changes came about after some controversy last holiday season. “There was another private citizen that came forward and said that he had always had a problem with the Christmas tree, as he called it,” Tobias said.

Maybe everyone who is offended should go to the city and raise Hell? YES, they should

Oh what the Hell, everything else is offensive so……………

Why not a “Red Line”?

On the heels of the word “Sooner” being declared racist in Oklahoma, we learn that the words “red” and “line” must never be placed next to each other, even in the context of mass transit, lest the words trigger persons of politically preferred pigmentation.

From Seattle:

Sound Transit will stop calling its north-south red metro line, the line that will eventually run between Everett and West Seattle, the “Red Line.”

Apparently, according to a press release, people complained to Sound Transit that it sounded like “redlining.” In the past, African-American families were kept out of certain neighborhoods in cities by being denied home loans or insurance. This type of segregation was known as redlining…

Yes, everything is offensive, insensitive, racist, sexist……………..

Baltimore is truly run by idiots

Mike McDaniel explains

All the while, Baltimore continues to descend into third world squalor, and its Leftist rulers, whose experiment with applying the Ferguson/Baltimore Effect has been such a stunning success, are determined to apply even more Leftism, which as we all know, cures all ills, or at least kills the patients so Leftists don’t have to worry about cures.

The topic of that article was primarily the descent of Baltimore into something resembling a third world combat zone.  Baltimore surpasses Chicago in mayhem.  But as one might expect, the Democrat politicians that have run the city for decades cannot possibly bear any responsibility, as Fox News reports:

The mayor of Baltimore says local leadership isn’t to blame for the city’s increasing homicide rate, telling reporters on Wednesday he’s “not committing the murders” himself.

Bernard ‘Jack’ Young, who took office in May, said during his weekly press conference that ‘there’s not any lack of leadership of my part.’

Well, of course not! Leftists can never be blamed when their policies cause harm can they?

‘That’s what people need to understand. I’m not committing the murders. The police commissioner is not committing it. The council is not committing it. So how can you fault leadership?’ he questioned. ‘You know this has been five years of 300-plus murders, and I don’t see it as a lack of leadership.

So, to sum up 1500 plus murders can not rightly be blamed on the city government, or their policies? Leftism is an ideology of convenience, so of course, accepting any level of responsibility is just not something leftists do. Instead, when leftist policies fail to fix problems, and, in fact make those problems worse, they never look in the mirror or contemplate why their “woke” ideas failed. No, instead, they call for more of what failed. 

In Baltimore, neutering the police has led to, more and worse crime. I know shockingly shocking right? And Mayor of Baltimore Bernard “Jack” Young has floated really progressive ideas like this

The new mayor of Baltimore one of America’s most dangerous cities rival factions to put down their guns and put up their dukes.

During a Sunday speech at an anti-gun violence rally, Mayor Bernard ‘Jack’ Young — who took office after Catherine Pugh resigned in May amid scandal — advocated organized fights as a means to solve disputes without using weapons.

‘There’s mediation. If they wanna really settle them, we can have them down at the Civic Center, put a boxing ring up, and let them go and box it out,’ Young told WBAL.

He said that if boxing were the option, ‘the best man win, and the beef should be over.’

Sure, because the guy who loses the fight would never EVER go get an illegal gun and shoot the guy who kicked his ass right? Of course the idea the mayor floated is fraught with idiocy. Of course, what else would a reasoned person expect at a rally targeting not violent criminals, but guns? The left, is stuck on this notion that guns, rather than criminals, cause crime. Please go read the rest, and all of Mike’s writings on Baltimore, and the Freddy Gray fiasco