In the days after the shooting in Sutherland Springs I got into a Facebook
debate with a family memeber, who said we needed "stricter gund laws..." I asked her, multiple times, to explain how another law would keep guns out of the hands of criminals and I have yet to get an answer. The simple fact is she has no answer and that is not a knock on her. The simpler fact is there is not another law that will prevent someone from killing another person. If I am motivated, I will find the means and kill you, usless I am stopped.
I found this article later on FB
and its says it better than I can. Excerpts, with some comments.
Thoughts and Prayers for Anti-Gun Freaks Grieving Over Death of The Narrative
The synchronized leftist response to this latest attack on normal Christians was pre-planned, and it didn’t matter that this time it was another militant atheist weirdo instead of an ISIS-loving foreigner. The memes and the lies were all prepped and ready, and the villain was already chosen. No surprise – once again, it was you, the normal American who keeps and bears arms to protect yourself, your family, your community and your Constitution.
But this time it didn’t go the way they wanted. Sure, they were giddy at first – the liberals got to trash people of faith for praying, they got to tell NRA members that there was blood on their hands, and they got to demand some sort of unspecified action. But then their lying narrative took a bunch of rounds and bled out just like that useless little creep.
That’s what they are really mourning – the loss of what they saw as an opportunity to spread their poisonous lies in support of their effort to disarm Americans and change us once and for all from citizens into subjects.
Some still found something to cheer about. One Twitter low-life pointed out, “Sutherland Springs is in rural Texas, these were all likely 45 voters. This is karma in action. Good riddance.” Yes, that’s the kind of person who wants you disarmed, the kind that thinks it’s A-OK to murder little kids because their parents might like a different candidate.
Show of hands. Who is up to give up your ability to protect yourself because the same people who celebrate us being murdered demand it? Anyone? Hello? Bueller?...
Funny, after Dylann Roof murdered nine black people in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, I don't remember white libtards making fun of their faith. Personally I remember a woman who lost a family member saying she forgave Roof because that is what the Bible tells her. Ma'am, your are a much better human than I. If he murdered my child or parent, forgiveness would not be in me.
...Once the news hit, the ghouls rubbed their hands and started with their coordinated demands that we “do something.” But did you notice how no one said exactly what we were supposed to do? That’s their new thing – no specifics, just some sort of ambiguous, amorphous demand that we wave a magic wand and dispel evil from our midst. They’ve been burned before, hard. They always start babbling about background checks and it always turns out that the scumbag got his guns legally or passed the check when he shouldn’t have. This pudgy meat sack was barred from buying a weapon, but he passed the background check because the government – you know, the same entity the gun-grabbers want to be the only people with guns – again screwed up and failed to put his domestic violence conviction into the database. BTW, want to know how many attempted illegal gun buyers Obama’s DoJ prosecuted out of 48,000? 44...
A major issue over the last eight years has been the lack of focus on prosecution of felons and more on prosecuting cops. Hopefully the Session's Justice Department actually puts a focus on, get this, prosecution of criminals.
In a discussion over the last weekend a point I made (over scotch and cigars, solving all the words problems) is the results of aggressive policing, like "stop and frisk." You stop a know gang member or drug dealer, you approach, he's got a gun, you grab him, take him into custody, he's on parole for a felony, and just committed a felony by possessing a firearm. The direct result is he is put away for many, many moons. The unforeseen results is the murder on the other gang banger he was about to commit is stopped, and we don't have another aggravated assault/homicide for the stats.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty confident. I’m sure eventually the government will figure out how to tell if a nut or a felon is a nut or a felon. In the meantime, I don’t need the ability to protect myself or my family. Here, take my guns. Government, you got this.
Libtards, this is what you call sarcasm.
Then, of course, the killing spree got stopped by the very thing that liberals insist doesn’t exist except for all the times it has existed – a good guy with a gun. A Texan exhibiting something liberals are unfamiliar with – manhood – took his rifle and went one-on-one with that walking chamber pot and put a round in him. The tubby terrorist, confronted with an armed American citizen instead of little kids, dropped his rifle and ran, gut shot. Let’s hope he suffered good and hard before he checked himself out like the coward he was.
It gets better, though it’s hard to imagine anything better than him with a bullet in his ample belly. The hero who plugged him was not only one of the normal Americans our fern-fertilizing betters in the coastal cities are so fond of looking down upon, but he was an NRA shooting instructor. You know, the focus of evil in the world – except he actually confronted evil and defeated it...
Enjoy the rest if you want, but it brings up a critical point. Multiple active shooters have been "protected status" people: Democrats/liberals, Muslims, immigrants, mentally ill. If anyone can show me a NRA member who's gone nuts and shot up a church, please do.
I find the tribe from the iditorial page of the Houston Chronicle
typical for "intelligence" coming from the left:
...But there was a modest break from the Party line by our own U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, who has introduced legislation that could help prevent future massacres. He proposes to strengthen background checks by ensuring that all federal departments and agencies properly transfer criminal records to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Under current law, Kelley’s criminal conviction while in the Air Force would have prevented him from buying a gun, but the records never made it into the system. “According to the Department of Justice, the number of these records that are actually uploaded is staggeringly low,” Cornyn said.
Morons, there are multiple laws covering this, and this is (as I type this) apparently a case of a government bureaucracy failing in its mission. Piling another law over 50 already on the books will have no impact on criminal actions. Then again, disarming the criminal has never been the goal of these people. It's to disarm the general public.