“I really, sincerely hope that this tragedy, this unimaginable, unspeakable tragedy, will bring back measures that would keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people who are severely troubled or deranged like this young man was.”
Those are the words of one Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who ran as fast as he could to get in on the Sunday news show circuit after hearing of the latest school shooting in Santa Barbara. It almost doesn’t even matter what words the anti-gun crowd chooses to use these days, because they keep repeating themselves over and over again. At one point this weekend, I checked Piers Morgan’s Twitter account to see what he had to say, and even Piers was seeming to tire of his own screeds; he had simply retweeted Michael Moore’s reaction instead.
Keep in mind that in this particular case, the shooter, Elliot Rodger, wasn’t carrying a so-called “assault weapon.” All he had were three LEGALLY-PURCHASED handguns and a hell of a lot of ammunition. None of the proposed gun-control measures would have applied to him at all. In addition, Rodger had no criminal record, so an increased background check wouldn’t have accomplished much of anything either.
Major Garrett did a decent job of pointing the facts out to “Doomenthal”…but the Senator didn’t seem to care. Fairly predictable response, of course. Perhaps if Democrat solutions actually addressed real root problems, they’d have a leg to stand on. Instead, we’re made to listen to this insufferable babble. Until we change the channel, anyway.
Ultimately, the UCSB shooting isn’t that far removed from the Pennsylvania school stabbing incident back in April, since there isn’t really any proposed law that would have made a lick of difference. If we want to have a national discussion through which we actually talk seriously about psychological illness and how to better treat it, I’m all ears. But in the meantime, we have an administration that can’t even deliver veterans’ health care properly…so I’m not holding my breath on mental health care.
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