|Police Tagging Bodies in a Gun Free Zone|
The typical anti gun talking points are:
- There is no valid reason to own an assault weapon
- We need more laws to ban dangerous people from owning guns
- The NRA has blood on its hands
- The police will protect you
- Gun free zones prevent violence
The shooter was a prohibited possessor using an assault rifle and wearing body armor while murdering people in a gun free zone. He was then engaged by an NRA member using an AR-15 style rifle that was able to penetrate the body armor of the shooter, effectively ending the shooting rampage. The police arrived at the scene well after the shooting and subsequent car chase was over.
There is no valid reason to own an assault weapon -- the NRA member was roused from a nap and ran barefoot to the church to engage the shooter who was wearing body armor. If the good guy with a gun was armed with only a pistol or single shot rifle the outcome would have been very different. This is also a good argument against 'safe storage' laws that would have required the good Samaritan to have stored his gun broken down or otherwise less accessible. The shooter murdered a number of people in the time it took him to retrieve his gun from his gun safe and load it. Making that process slower would only cost lives.
We need more laws to ban dangerous people from owning guns -- the shooter was already legally barred from purchasing or possessing guns. The US government failed to follow the law and update the appropriate databases that would have prevented the sale of the weapon. You can't make things illegal-er. The current laws need to be enforced before we start calling for new laws.
The NRA has blood on its hands -- the NRA is blameless in this shooting. The good guy with a gun was not only an NRA member, but also an NRA certified instructor. The NRA saved lives. This talking point is baseless slander.
The police will protect you -- the entire incident, including a prolonged car chase, was over before the police arrived. The police do great work, and I am confident that they would have eventually brought the shooter to justice. But the casualties would have been far higher if the shooter had 10 minutes of additional time to slaughter his helpless victims.
Gun free zones prevent violence -- gun free zones only guarantee that the victims will be unarmed as they are murdered. In fact, many gun control zealots call for gun free zones around churches and schools that extend up to 1,000 feet. Such a zone would have barred the good guy with a gun neighbor from owning a gun close enough to have saved the day. Gun free zones are workplace safety measures for mass murderers.
Gun control does not work. Gun control laws are counter productive and cost lives.
All of the gun control talking points are completely demolished by this one incident.
Unfortunately, this won't prevent the Lefty morons from parroting the usual bromides after the next shooting.