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American gun control activists looked at New Zealand’s response to the Christchurch massacre with a high degree of awe. They desperately want the United States to follow that lead after the next mass shooting.
They applauded Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her quick response, but what really happened was more of a knee-jerk reaction. She responded with liberal reflexes rather than taking the time to look at the situation rationally, and she’s been applauded by gun grabbers for it.
However, one thing we on the pro-gun side said would happen in response seems to have come to pass.
New figures obtained by RNZ show last year had the highest rates of gun crime and deaths involving firearms for nearly 10 years.
The figures, obtained from police under the Official Information Act, show the rates of gun crime went up in both 2018 and 2019.
Last year, there were 3540 occasions where an offender was found with a gun.
And in both of the last two years, the rate of deadly incidents involving a firearm was the highest it had been since 2009.
The number of guns seized by police is also on the rise, up almost 50 percent on five years earlier at 1263 last year.
Once again leftism not only fails to fix the problem it is supposed to fix, it actually makes it worse
St. Louis recently reclassified parks as child care facilities in an effort to ban guns there. It’s an effort to get around the state’s preemption law, and one that I seriously doubt will survive a legal challenge, but also a measure that’s not likely to have much of an impact on the criminals who are causing the problems.
Despite that, it seems some want Kansas City to pass a similar measure.
With state lawmakers throwing up roadblocks, both Kansas City and St. Louis leaders have been forced to get creative in their attempts to reduce the gun violence that has plagued Missouri’s largest metro areas.
In this anything-goes gun-rights state, cities have little wiggle room to enact even the most modest restrictions on firearms.
Now, St. Louis has taken action to keep guns out of city parks. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen recently approved an ordinance that classifies the city’s parks as child care facilities, which state law mandates are gun-free zones.
Sooo, pass more laws for people that already break laws? Yes, minors talking a gun anywhere is breaking the law. Domestic abusers? Think those losers will follow such laws? Alas, this is how the left “thinks”
This story of a hero, who sacrificed his life to save others, has me asking one question
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte student who died after tackling the gunman in last week’s campus shooting will be remembered at a memorial service with military honors on Sunday, according to the Wells Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Authorities have said Riley Howell, a 21-year-old ROTC cadet at UNCC, charged the shooter after he opened fire with a pistol in a classroom last Tuesday, saving the lives of others.
My question? Well, what if this hero had been armed? I do not know if he would have carried if law allowed, but what if? Isn’t this the very type of person we would want to carry on campus?
If you recoil at the very thought of armed citizens, ask yourself this. If you, or maybe your child were at school a mass shooter targeted, would you rather people like this hero be armed? Imagine if he had been, and had not had to charge the killer, but could have taken him down with a weapon. Wouldn’t that be a better ending?
Another Florida school is actively taking precautions against shooters by hiring armed combat veterans to patrol its campus, a year after the tragic Parkland shooting.
The Manatee School for the Arts, a charter school, will employ two combat veterans to protect the school and prevent any persons attempting to shoot up the school, according to HuffPost. The guards will both carry a handgun and military-style long gun, WWSB TV reported.
“If someone walks onto this campus, they’re going to be shot and killed,” said school principal Bill Jones, according to the Bradenton Herald. “We’re not going to talk with them. We’re not going to negotiate. We are going to put them down, as quickly as possible.”
One guard with 15 years of infantry experience has patrolled the campus for a number of months, HuffPost reported. A second guard will patrol the campus starting at the end of February.
A Florida state commission investigating the February shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 people dead recommended on Wednesday that teachers who undergo proper training be allowed to carry firearms at schools.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission voted 13-1 to recommend the state legislature pass the proposal. The recommendation calls for teachers who would be armed to undergo a background check and proper training.
The controversial idea was floated by some Republicans and advocates of “hardening” schools in the wake of the Parkland shooting, but was criticized by teachers and Democrats.
“In the ideal world, we shouldn’t need anyone on campus with a gun, but that’s not the world we live in today,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, a member of the commission. “One’s not enough. Two’s not enough. We need multiple people in order to protect the children.”
Again, common sense. Evil people exist, we have to accept that
If you were betting on a Christian, Hindu, Jew, Buddhist or Atheist, wrong
Canadian authorities identified the gunman who killed two people and injured 13 others in a lively Toronto neighborhood Sunday night as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain, whose family claimed had suffered from “severe mental health challenges.”
The Special Investigations Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police said a member of Hussain’s immediate family and a “family representative” confirmed the gunman’s identity.
Moments after Hussain’s identity was released, his family issued a statement to multiple media outlets saying he had been “struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life.
Of course, we do not know what his religion is, to be entirely fair. We knew he was crazy because, well sane people do not slaughter innocents. And we know Canada’s gun control laws did nothing to prevent this atrocity
A knife-wielding man with a grudge killed seven middle school children and injured 12 others as they returned home in northern China on Friday, authorities said, in one of the deadliest such rampages in the country in recent years. (The NY Times reports that 9 children died and ten were wounded)
The 28-year-old suspect was detained and the injured children were receiving hospital treatment, the Mizhi County public security bureau in Shaanxi province said on its official social media account.
Five girls and two boys were killed, the bureau said. Another nine girls and three boys were wounded. The ages of the children were not given, but middle schoolers are usually between 12 and 15 years old in China.
The incident took place at around 6:10 pm local time, the department said.
A man surnamed Zhao from Zhaojiashan village in Mizhi County was arrested, the public security bureau said.
The suspect confessed that he had been “bullied” when he attended the same Number Three Middle School when he was a child, “hated” his classmates and decided to use a “dagger” to kill people on Friday, the bureau said.
Apparently the gun control, which is very strict in China does not deter mass killings
Knife attacks are not uncommon in the country.
In February, a knife-wielding man with a personal grudge killed a woman and injured 12 others in a busy Beijing shopping mall — a rare act of violence in the heavily policed capital.
In May last year, a man believed to be suffering mental health problems killed two people and injured 18 in southwest Guizhou province.
In July, a man armed with a kitchen knife killed two people and wounded nine others in a supermarket in the southern city of Shenzhen.
In January 2017, a man armed with a kitchen knife stabbed and wounded 11 children at a kindergarten in China’s southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
In February 2016, a knife-wielding assailant wounded 10 children in Haikou, in the southern island province of Hainan, before committing suicide.
The man had entered the school in the afternoon, claiming that he was there to pick up his son.
In 2014, state media reported that a man stabbed three children and a teacher to death and wounded several others in a rampage at a primary school that refused to enrol his daughter.
That followed a March 2013 incident in which a man killed two relatives and then slashed 11 people, including six children, outside a school in China’s commercial hub Shanghai.
In June last year, a bomb blast that killed eight people and injured dozens outside a kindergarten in Fengxian, eastern China, was blamed on a 22-year-old introvert with health problems who had written the words “death” and “destroy” on the walls of his apartment. Material to make a homemade explosive device was found in the home.
Nine suspects are being pursued after they launched a coordinated knife attack and killed 50 workers at a northwestern Chinese coal mine, reports Radio Free Asia.
The incident occurred on September 18 in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The attackers are alleged to be Uyghur separatists.
After overtaking security guards, the attackers killed the workers while they were asleep in bunkhouses at the Sogan colliery in Aksu. Another 50 workers were injured. The suspects are believed to be hiding in a nearby mountain ravine where a manhunt operation is underway
A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China on Saturday, killing at least 29 people and injuring more than 130 others in what Chinese officials called a terrorist strike, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
Four of the attackers were also shot dead and only one was captured alive after the mayhem, which broke out about 9 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) at the Kunming Railway Station in the capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.
I am sure David Hogg will be leading students in China soon to demand a ban on assault knives
Of course he needs to visit japan too
At least 19 people were killed and 26 injured in a stabbing spree at a facility for disabled people west of Tokyo, making it one of Japan’s deadliest mass killings since World War II. Nine men and 10 women, ranging in age from 18 to 70, were killed in the attack.Officer Satomi Kurihara of the Sagamihara Fire Department confirmed the death toll at the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility in Sagamihara, a residential area approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the capital.Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old who worked at the facility until February, broke in through a window about 2 a.m. Tuesday (1 p.m. ET Monday), Kanagawa Prefecture officials said at a news conference.
Words of wisdom
The Left, especially the members of the Cult of Gun Control, are doing what they always do after a horrific act of evil. They are blaming guns, gun owners, Republicans, and of course te NRA for the evil actions of an individual. Like bleating sheep they are calling for “action” and “common sense gun laws”. OK, what action? What law would have prevented what happened in Florida yesterday? Better security might have stopped it, certainly, it would have had a far better chance than any of the impotent fixes the left will rant about. In some cases tough sentencing guidelines for violent crime would stop certain shooters because they would have been in prison rather than walking the street. That of course will not be discussed either.
Certainly, they will ignore any connection to psychotropic medications that so many of the mass shooters were on.
The fact is exploring might actually do something to prevent mass shootings
There have been too many mass shootings for it just to be a coincidence. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed twelve students and a teacher at Columbine High School. Eric was on Luvox, an antidepressant. The Virginia Tech shooter killed thirty-two people and he was on an antidepressant. While withdrawing from Prozac, Kip Kinkel murdered his mother and stepmother. He then shot twenty-two classmates and killed two. Jason Hoffman wounded five at his high school while he was on Effexor, also an antidepressant. James Holmes opened fire in a Colorado movie theater this past summer and killed twelve people and wounded fifty-eight. He was under the care of a psychiatrist but no information has been released as to what drug he must have been on.
Psychiatrists generally will tell you that these people were mentally ill and they weren’t treated in time or didn’t get enough help to prevent the tragedy. However, Dr. Peter Breggin, who is a psychiatrist, stated that depression rarely leads to violence and that it’s only since the SSRI’s came on the market that such mass shootings have taken place.
In a study of thirty-one drugs that are disproportionately linked to reports of violence toward others, five of the top ten are antidepressants. These are Prozac, Paxil, Luvox, Effexor and Pristiq. Two other drugs that are for treating ADHD are also in the top ten which means these are being given to children who could then become violent. One could conclude from this study alone that antidepressants cause both suicidal thoughts and violent behavior. This is a prescription for mass shootings.
No one can talk their way out of explaining how a person who is previously non-violent and given antidepressants suddenly becomes violent or suicidal. There are multiple cases of children who have committed suicide days after starting to take an antidepressant. In a YouTube video, various parents tell their story about what the antidepressants did to their kids.
A parent retells how his child couldn’t stand how the drugs made him feel and so he committed suicide. Another parent is stuck with the image of his child running in front of a moving car because the child wanted to die. Imagine calling 911 because your child is trying to kill herself when you know your child was not like that before taking the antidepressant. Imagine what you would feel like upon finding out that your child is the shooter in a murderous rampage on the school campus.
While on a mix of antidepressants, sixteen year old Cory Baadsgaard took a rifle to school and held twenty-three students hostage. His father said he was not a violent kid before he took the drugs but while on the medication he was volatile and susceptible to blind rage. Cory does not remember anything other than waking up, not feeling so well and going back to bed. The next thing he remembered was being in juvenile detention. Luckily no one was hurt, but it could have become another mass shooting.
Certainly they will not bring up that almost every mass shooting has occurred in a gun-free zone
Gun-free zones have been the most popular response to previous mass killings. But many law-enforcement officials say they are actually counterproductive. “Guns are already banned in schools. That is why the shootings happen in schools. A school is a ‘helpless-victim zone,’” says Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff. “Preventing any adult at a school from having access to a firearm eliminates any chance the killer can be stopped in time to prevent a rampage,” Jim Kouri, the public-information officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, told me earlier this year at the time of the Aurora, Colo., Batman-movie shooting. Indeed, there have been many instances — from the high-school shooting by Luke Woodham in Mississippi, to the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, Colo. — where a killer has been stopped after someone got a gun from a parked car or elsewhere and confronted the shooter.
Economists John Lott and William Landes conducted a groundbreaking study in 1999, and found that a common theme of mass shootings is that they occur in places where guns are banned and killers know everyone will be unarmed, such as shopping malls and schools.
I spoke with Lott after the Newtown shooting, and he confirmed that nothing has changed to alter his findings. He noted that the Aurora shooter, who killed twelve people earlier this year, had a choice of seven movie theaters that were showing the Batman movie he was obsessed with. All were within a 20-minute drive of his home. The Cinemark Theater the killer ultimately chose wasn’t the closest, but it was the only one that posted signs saying it banned concealed handguns carried by law-abiding individuals. All of the other theaters allowed the approximately 4 percent of Colorado adults who have a concealed-handgun permit to enter with their weapons.
The fact is this. There are evil people in the world. Some are maniacal, some are just evil perhaps. But they are predators. And, it is natural for a predator to seek out an easy target. Lions, leopards, wolves, all seek prey that is injured, very young, or old. The same goes for human predators. And gun-free zones make for soft targets
Some have a hard time accepting that criminals can be deterred from committing crimes. They don’t believe that potential mass shooters have second thoughts when faced with the prospect of armed citizens who can fight back. They seem to think that everyday Americans can’t help stop attacks. But it is getting hard to ignore that mass public shooters keep choosing to attack locations where victims can’t defend themselves. It’s little wonder that gun-control advocates resort to desperate tactics.
Since at least 1950, all but two public mass shootings in America have taken place where general citizens are banned from carrying guns. In Europe, there have been no exceptions. Every mass public shooting — and there have been plenty of mass shooting in Europe — has occurred in a gun-free zone. In addition, they have had three of the six worst K–12 school shootings, and Europe experienced by far the worst mass public shooting perpetrated by a single individual (Norway in 2011, which from the shooting alone left 67 people dead and 110 wounded).
Again, those who seek to do evil seekout targets that make easy marks. All predators, no matter their motivation, do.
One thing the left is doing, of course, is parroting the “these events do not occur anywhere but America” lie. Yes, such rhetoric will stir emotions, and enrage those who will not think or do any research, but facts are stubborn things
Again, the left will ignore this, the media will ignore it. And they will ignore gun-free zones, and anti-depressants as well. Instead they will try to pimp this tragedy for all it is worth. Not to solve any problem, but to further their agenda. That agenda? To centralize firearms in the hands of the State.
The concept of gun-free zones has been, as a crime fighting tool, an utter failure. As with every new strategy the Cult of Gun Control comes up with, gun free zones disarmed only those who obey laws. Those wishing to commit acts of evil simply saw these zones as easy targets. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of mass shootings have occurred in these gun free zones. Florida, it seems, may be ready to end this failed policy
In hopes of preventing yet another tragedy, two Republican state lawmakers introduced legislation this week that would eliminate gun free zones in the state.
Federally imposed restrictions will still apply, and private property owners will still have the power to dictate whether guns are allowed on their premises.
Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, sponsor of HB 803, told the Miami Herald that “gun-free zones have been a failure” in the state and across the country.
Of course, the Cult of Gun Control resoonded with their usual fare. Easily refutable rhetoric. Scare mongering, and babbling about “making Florida more dangerous”
“These gun-happy legislators have gone too far. They are endangering the public, not protecting it,” Patti Brigham, coalition co-chair and vice president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, said in a statement. “The idea of allowing permit-holders to take their guns into bars is absurd and incredibly dangerous. And just why would we want permit-holders to take guns into polling places?”
Hmmm, I was still living in Florida when that state passed concealed carry. The dire predictions of “blood in the streets”, and “Wild West shootouts” never materialized after that law passed. It has been 30 years since concealed carry became law in Florida, 1.7 million Floridians carry firearms legally, and those predictions of doom still have not come true. Likewise, Stand Your Ground has not created havoc and mayhem in Florida. Of course, the Cult of Gun Control tried the lie that since stand your ground had become law, homicides in Florida had risen. I checked the numbers, and indeed, in Florida, and some other states with stand your ground laws, a specific category of homicide had indeed risen. That category? Justifiable homicide, AKA self-defense.
So, again, the Cult was lying, deliberately. And, please understand this. They lie knowing that laws allowing legal carry, and allowing Americans to defend themselves do not increase crime, in fact, the usual result is a decrease in violent crime. So, what is their agenda? Think about that question the next time some gun control carnival barker begins their rhetoric. Ask this question. If they have to lie to “prove” their point………?
I heard about this on the radio driving to work this morning. WBAP here in the Metroplex mentioned that a CHL holder had shot and critically wounded one of the robbers after the robber shot and killed an unarmed man who tried to intervene. On CNN Headline News the part about the CHL holder wounding one suspect was conveniently left out. I guess their agenda is showing. Here is the story from News 4 San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Police arrested a second suspect accused in taking part in a jewelry store robbery that turned deadly Sunday afternoon.
According to a San Antonio Police Department spokesperson, the second suspect, identified as Jason Matthew Prieto, 34, was captured following a car wreck in Converse. Investigators say he crashed a stolen silver car near Copper Gate and Loop 1604.
The accident happened about twenty minutes after two suspects tried to rob a jewelry store inside Rolling Oaks Mall. A shopper who tried to stop the robbery was killed by gunfire.
Another bystander who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon shot and wounded one of the suspects. The second robber got away and is believed to be the same person who wrecked the stolen car.
It is so tragic that the man who tried to stop the robbers, Johnathan Murphy was killed. I wonder if it might have played out even worse had the second hero not been carrying a firearm, and been capable enough with his weapon to seriously wound one of the suspects
Bad people, thugs, terrorists, the mentally deranged all walk right through useless gun laws, and commit heinous acts. Acts which are made easier because of those same useless laws. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is just the latest Bob Owens nails it
The killer managed to kill five and wound six (earlier claims said there were eight wounded) with his low-capacity handgun. He loaded the gun in the airport, and reloaded it twice during the attack. He shot all his ammunition, and then when his gun ran dry, he set it down and waited to be arrested.
Clearly, limits on magazine capacity do not work. The magazines for his gun only holds 7 or 8 rounds. It comes with one 7 round and one eight round magazine. He then bought a spare.
His victims were utterly defenseless, denied even pocket knives to defend themselves by the TSA’s silly security theater.
Dr. John Lott has crunched the numbers at the Crime Prevention Research Center, revealing that so-called “gun free zones” (and Florida’s baggage claim areas are presently “gun free” for everyone except terrorists, criminals, and the mentally ill) are by far the targets of choice for mass killers.
How many have to die? How long until the Left stops trying everything they can to disarm good people? How long until they grasp that dying disarmed is not morally superior to at least having the best option to defend yourself?
As the recent terror attack illustrates, signs reading “Gun Free Zone” is not going to deter an attacker
The effort to advance the right to carry on campus is joined by a very glamorous ally: former Miss Ohio Madison Gesiotto. Gesiotto, who is currently in the final year of pursuing her J.D. at The Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, said she had friends in Watt’s Hall Monday morning at the time of the attack.
In an opinion piece published in the Washington Timesyesterday, Gesiotto employed readers to support campus carry, saying:
The reality is that criminals and terrorists do not respect the law and will not follow the law regardless of what anti-weapon regulations that a university puts into place, which is why we need campus carry now more than ever. Students, professors and visitors of not only The Ohio State University, but of universities nationwide should be empowered and encouraged, not discouraged and unable, to protect themselves and those around them.
Not only could lives be saved, but future attacks could also be prevented. By changing to a common sense concealed carry option for those who have legally obtained their license to conceal and carry in their state criminals and terrorists will be less likely to attack, since they do not carry out attacks as often in areas where a population is known to be armed, trained and ready to act.
Phil Mulivor, of Ohioans for Concealed Carry, pointed out that of the 105 universities in 9 states which allow citizens to carry on campus, all have done so without incident.
The Ohio House has already voted in favor of the bill which also allows law-abiding citizens to carry in day care centers and within public areas of police stations and airports. The Senate is also expected to approve the measure, with a vote coming as soon as next week.
The election of Trump, and the GOp retaining the Senate, and House has given the GOP a new birth, if they seize it. There are many actions that need to be taken. And securing greater self-defense rights are among the most crucial. Bob Owens explains five important steps the new president and Congress can get done
Ending Gun-Free Zones On Military Bases
President Trump will have the authority to executive authority to pass an executive order allowing the United States military to carry firearms on duty. Our domestic military bases and facilities have been the site of numerous terror attacks and mass shootings. Trump can reverse that with the stroke of a pen. He would also apparently have the authority to end firearm bans on other federal property, but there are so many laws and regulations that I don’t want to make that claim prematurely.
National Concealed Carry Reciprocity
There is significant momentum towards establishing national concealed carry reciprocity in all 50 states. President Trump, working with a Republican-controlled House and Senate, should be able to get this passed into law within the first 90 days. There are four different bills to choose from in the House and Senate.
There three more, Owens addresses, including improving the NICS background checks, go read the whole thing. Let us all hope the GOP has learned that standing up to the Left, the media, and the GOP establishment pays off. Let us all hope they start acting as if they are ready to put that lesson into practice
I fear that Jihadist type attacks will continue to increase in America. Here is a video of the terror attack, by a knife-wielding Islamist at a mall in Minnesota. Remember that the man who ended the attack was a CHL holder, and a man who trained people about firearms, and how to use them. If that man had not been there, how many would have been hurt, or killed? How long would this attack have gone on? Folks, this CAN happen to any of us, at any public place. Prepare accordingly
Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, and a member of the Cult of Gun Control made a very strong argument against gun free zones recently. Sean Davis at The Federalist catches the priceless moment when a Liberal speaks some real truth without ever realizing it
Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, accidentally destroyed the case for gun control during his show on Wednesday night.
Noah’s accidental broadside against gun-free zones came during a portion of his opening monologue in which he made fun of a Minnesota man fed up with Islamic terrorism. The target of Noah’s ire was an ice cream shop owner in a small town southeast of St. Cloud, Minnesota — the site of a mass stabbing at a mall last weekend — who put up a sign outside of his restaurant that read, “Muslims Get Out.”
Noah mocked the store owner for a little bit, but then he moved on to the meat of his opening bitby mocking the man’s rationale for his “Muslims Get Out” sign:
You know what’s also strange is this man genuinely thought people who go around blowing people up would be stopped by a sign? You realize you’re talking to terrorists, not vampires. They don’t need to be invited in, alright? Or maybe he’s onto something, because if you think about it, we’ve never tried that. We’ve never actually tried to repel terrorists with signs. Yeah, maybe that’s all the airports need is a sign that says “No Terrorists,” yes? Yeah, and then guys are going to be walking going, “Oh, I was going to blow up the airport, but the rules are rules and they said I can’t come in. They said I can’t. They said I can’t come in.”
Great points. Signs do not, in fact stop evil people. Yet, Noah supports gun control laws that, well are full of equally useless measures like signs reading “gun free zone”. Hopefully Noah will stop and think about his own words. OK that is sadly doubtful, people of the Left, as Noah is, react emotionally not thoughtfully. Deeper meanings or lessons escape them. Wisdom? Not for them. Sean Davis makes this final point that will no doubt escape Trevor Noah. The entire premise of gun control is based on words, on paper preventing bad people from committing bad acts
The entire premise of gun control is that words on a piece of paper somewhere will prevent a terrorist from killing people. What is a law if not a sign that says what you’re allowed and not allowed to do? Yet time and time and time and time again, strict gun control regimes have completely failed to prevent mass murderers from committing mass murder. Chicago and Washington, D.C., have some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, yet those laws have done little to stem the tide of gun crime in those cities.
The Democrats are using the terrorist attacks that took place this past weekend as their justification for gun control legislation.
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) addressed the Senate floor on Monday where he blamed Republicans for stopping the Democrat’s proposed gun control legislation.
“In the aftermath of these attacks, our constituents are looking to us for help. They want to feel safe. They want to be safe. We can help provide that safety by closing the terror loophole. But Democrats can’t do it alone. We need Republicans’ help,” Reid said.
“Currently, there is a loophole in our law that allows potential FBI terror suspects to legally purchase guns and explosives. Stop and think about that for just a little bit: A person with suspected ties to terrorism can walk into a store now and buy all the explosives, all the guns and all the ammunition they want,” Reid argued.
See, terrorists stab people in a mall, and set bombs to kill us and Reid uses it to attack gun rights? It would see that Reid is far less interested in preventing terror attacks, the one in Minnesota was stopped by a man who is a firearms instructor by the way, than he is in preventing Americans from having firearms. Consider this nugget of idiocy from Reid
“We can argue from now on about whether this bill would have prevented this weekend’s attacks,” Reid said. “But one thing is for sure, it would prevent the next attack.”
Really? It would prevent a terrorist who broke multiple laws to commit Jihad? What type of fool would utter such nonsense. Senator Weasel Dick, that is who!
USPSA Shooter, 3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, (MN) Mall on Saturday.
The apparent terrorist—who apparently asked victims if they were Muslims before stabbing them—was engaged by Falconer inside the mall.
Falconer is the president and owner of Tactical Advantage LLC, a shooting range and tactical training facility with a strong focus on arming concealed carriers. He’s also a former chief of the Albany (MN) police department, and he remains a part-time officer.
But Falconer has consistently been identified in the mainstream media only as a “former police chief” and “off-duty police officer.”
A knife-wielding suspect who was dressed in a private security uniform and made references to Allah while attacking at least nine people during a mass stabbing incident at the Crossroads Center shopping mall was shot dead by an off-duty police officer from Avon, authorities said.
Jason Falconer, former police chief of Albany, Minn., was shopping when he confronted the suspect.
At a press conference at the police department just after noon on Sunday, St. Cloud Mayor David Kleis said he believes Falconer prevented additional injuries and loss of life.
“Clearly he is a hero. Officer Falconer was there at the right time and the right place.”
Kleis said the end of the attack and the final confrontation could be seen on video from the Macy’s store. Describing the video, which did not have audio, Kleis said the suspect clearly had a knife in hand, and lunged at Falconer, who fired at him. The suspect fell, then got back up three times before the fatal shot.
“None of us ever want to have to do that,” said St. Cloud Police Chief Wm. Blair Anderson, “but that’s what we’re here for, and Officer Falconer’s actions were swift and direct, and in my opinion appropriate.”
Eight people were treated at St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the attack first reported about 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the mall. Three people were admitted, according to Chris Nelson, spokesperson for St. Cloud Hospital. By early Sunday evening, all three had been released. A ninth victim went to the Long Prairie Hospital.
Why is the media not telling you that Falconer is a firearms instructor?
It’s almost as if the media is attempting to cover up the fact that creating and training armed citizens is a major part of the man who took out the terrorist in a MN mall this weekend.
But of course they are. The narrative MUST be protected at all costs you know. Now, how would Mrs. Clinton take people like Falconer out of the equation?
Falconer’s Tactical Advantage, LCC, is a full-service training facility with a firing range, gun rentals, firearms training, and gun sales to law-abiding citizens.
Under our current laws, Mr. Falconer and his company are provided some limited legal protections against frivolous lawsuits by the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). Without PLCAA, Falconer—as well as other firearms and ammunition industry retailers, distributors, and manufacturers—could face frivolous lawsuits if a firearm they sold was used in a crime.
Clinton has targeted PLCAA for elimination, repeatedly and falsely claiming that it offers gunmakers and dealers “immunity.” There’s Mrs. Clinton’s rhetoric, and then there’s reality.
At the heart of Hillary Clinton’s attack on the human right of armed self-defense is her full-frontal assault on the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, a mouthful more easily remembered as the PLCAA.
Hillary Clinton and several allies have been consistently focusing on the PLCAA for months, claiming that it provides the firearms industry “immunity” from being held responsible for its actions.
This is a bold, direct, and intentional lie to the American people from Hillary Clinton.
Gun makers and sellers can be sued, and are being sued right now for both negligence and criminal actions.
Remington is presently negotiating a class-action settlement that will cost them millions over a defective trigger design. They’re alsobeing sued as the parent company of Bushmaster in a case resulting from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Century Arms is now battling a lawsuit over safeties that allegedly don’t work.
Badger Guns just lost a famous case for selling guns to an obvious straw purchaser, who used the gun to shoot two police officers.
The owner of Stag Arms has been banned from the industry for life and his former company hit with $500,000 in fines for paperwork violations.
The PLCAA has never offered blanket immunity to the industry as Hillary Clinton has repeatedly claimed. As the cases above clearly show, manufacturers and sellers who make defective products or who act criminally can of course be sued, just like any other business.
All that PLCAA does is prevent gun control zealots from filing waves of frivolous lawsuits meant to bankrupt retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers, destroying the gun industry via frivolous lawsuits since they can’t get the public to agree to ban guns.
Let’s be perfectly clear: the only reason to repeal the PLCAA is so that deep-pocketed gun control groups financed by anti-gun billionaires can file wave after wave of frivolous lawsuits to bankrupt manufacturers, distributors, and gun dealers. Whether manufacturers are guilty of any crimes is beside the point; they will be bankrupted by having to pay teams of lawyers millions of dollars to defend them.
Clinton’s goal of removing the PLCAA exist for no other reason that to hollow out the right to bear arms by bankrupting the industry through a wave of frivolous lawsuits.
Tell me, my fellow Americans, which is more devious?
Is it more repulsive to honestly claim to the world that you want to abolish the Second Amendment so that voters can judge you an on the merits of your position, or is it more vile to claim to “respect the traditions” of gun owners, while plotting to destroy the entire industry and render the right impossible to exercise?
You know there is a word for Totalitarian wannabes like Hillary, but one seems very fitting right now, DEPLORABLE!