The smoke had barely cleared the air on Friday in Aurora, CO, following the shooting at The Dark Knight Rising Screening, when Democrats began busying themselves with how to politicize the situation and call for more gun control. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was one of the first, but the guys I’m talking about were on Capitol Hill. Bloomberg is one mayor in one state. These guys decide law for all of us.
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) told reporters on Friday that organizations like the NRA, of which I belong to, and other opponents of gun control have a simple way of dealing with tragedies like the one that took place early Friday morning.
“They will wait it out, wait it out, wait it out, until people forget about it again, until another tragedy happens like last night,” said McCarthy. “We should be proactive before another tragedy happens.”
“There are ways of doing this without infringing upon anyone’s rights,” she said.
OK, as I stated yesterday in a piece on this very issue, you cannot create more gun laws and not infringe on people’s rights to both keep and bear those arms. Mrs. McCarthy needs to be tending to her home, not whining about how people deal with things like this. She is emotional, as most Democrats are, and everyone knows that making decisions when you are emotional often leads to very bad decisions.
The Hill reports,
McCarthy and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) have worked closely together on a bill that would tighten restrictions on gun shows, where firearms can be easily bought by people with criminal records in some states.
Lautenberg, who introduced a measure banning high-capacity ammunition magazines following the Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) shooting, also called for legislative action on the issue.
“We have to face the reality that these types of tragedies will continue to occur unless we do something about our nation’s lax gun laws,” said Lautenberg.
I’ll tell you what you need to do with the nation’s gun laws, trash them! The nation did just fine without them before liberals started imposing such nonsense on the American people.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg is just an ignorant man. Maybe he could tell us just how many laws need to be enacted that would have actually prevented Friday’s crime. Which pieces of papered legislation would have stopped James Holmes from opening fire on the people in Aurora, Colorado? Not one law can stop a criminal from doing what a criminal is going to do. But these kinds of laws can stop law abiding citizens from exercising their Constitutional Second Amendment rights.
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-TX) argued correctly via his spokesman Jesse Benton:
“Sadly, there are always bad actors who try to cynically exploit crises to advance their agenda, much like the statist elements who used the vicious attacks on 9/11 to ram through the USA PATRIOT Act and erode our Fourth Amendment protections.”
“We are likely to see this same kind of demagoguery done with the horrible tragedy in Colorado, but Dr. Paul and his allies are unwavering in fight to protect all Constitutional rights for all Americans,” Benton said.
Because Democrats have the mind of creating a Utopia, they will constantly be running around trying to make sure no one is discriminated against (except Christians of course), no one chips a nail, gets in a car accident, gains too much weight or even dies (ok that last one might not be the case since they are pro-abortion). They want to take the place of the true Lawgiver, God, and they want to wield His power on the rest of us.
The only way to prevent or stop a shooting like this is to remove the restrictions on law abiding citizens to carry their weapons wherever they go to protect themselves and others.
Sadly, the theater has a policy in which they do not allow weapons to be taken in. Now that is private business, which is one thing, but it didn’t stop Holmes from taking them in did it? It didn’t stop the shooting did it? But one thing it did stop was law abiding people’s ability to protect themselves.
But their folly is known to all. A piece of paper with words on it, which they refer to as “law,” has as much of a chance of stopping a bullet as me jumping off my roof and actually achieving a meaningful flight.