Aw, come on. You would have guessed it, wouldn’t you? The tweets from Hillary, Obama wringing his hands and asking, “When is it going to stop”? The left waits for moments like what happened in Virginia yesterday. They salivate for the chance to bring up the need for more, stricter gun control laws. And they didn’t disappoint.
Don’t get me wrong. The tragic shooting death of the reporterette and her cameraman (who turned out to be the hero in the whole thing), and a Chamber of Commerce official who was shot, but will pull through, wasn’t the fault of not having enough laws. It was the fault of not having enough screening for mental illness. Huge difference, folks. And a huge difference as to whether we should be allowing the mentally ill to own guns.
This was a case where the gunman, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, was a ticking time bomb. He was fired from a station in Tallahassee, Florida because he couldn’t control his temper. He sued the station and settled out of court on a racial charge (he was black). Then he was hired at the station in Roanoke, Virginia, where his temper continued to be a problem. He filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Commission, only to have it roundly rejected. And he was fired there because of his temper. In fact, police had to be called to come and escort him out of the building. You don’t think that’s a problem waiting to happen?
Unfortunately for the left, calling for stricter gun laws is not going to solve this case. Though Flanagan only purchased a gun a couple of months ago, and did it legally, the problem here was no one checked into his mental state. Had they done so, there’s no way he would have been given a permit.
Which leads us to the question, “How can we stop this senseless violence?” The plain answer is, you really can’t. The fact of the matter is, when someone is hell-bent on killing another person, they are going to do it. Take away the guns, they’ll use a knife. Take away the knives, they’ll poison them. There have always been ways to kill them. Hell, Cain did in his brother with a frigging rock!
I’m not one that believes you should have a lot of gun control laws to begin with, but I DO think you need to make sure that the people who get guns (and as they have guns) are sane. The problem is, in this country the left decided a while back to open the doors of the insane asylums and let these guys roam the streets. You can’t get committed to an asylum anymore without wanting to go. Thank you liberals! That has become more of a problem in situations like this than whether or not handguns should be legal.
Just another example of how the left, in their attempt to be do-gooders for the world has screwed it up.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!