Friday, December 14, 2012

Shooting At Sandy Hook School

I just have a quick comment about today's shooting. I feel for the victims and their families. But I notice that Obama hasn't wasted any time in using this shooting as an excuse to call for a renewal of the federal Assault Weapon Ban.
I would just like to point out a couple of facts.

  • The original AWB did nothing whatsoever to reduce violent crime during the ten years it was in effect.
  • Connecticut has its own "assault weapon ban" which is currently in effect. It did not prevent this tragedy.
  • According to the Wall Street Journal, a Bushmaster rifle was found in a vehicle at the scene. It did not say who the vehicle and the rifle belonged to. Bushmaster makes AR-15 type rifles.
  • Obviously, the CT AWB did not prevent this Bushmaster rifle being in a car at the scene.
  • Nevertheless, the Bushmaster does not seem to have been used in the shooting. The shooter used two pistols.


irishdutchuncle said...

"they" can't even wait for the bodies of the deceased to be removed from the crime scene. "they" are the ones which created victim disarmament zones everywhere. "they" are as evil as the shooter.

if "they" succeed in disarming "us"; drug dealers, communists, crips, bloods, NBP's and MS-13 will still have no problem getting all the guns they want.

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We don't know any reason of shooting yet :( all they have given us is that:
1) the classroom, where he killed all the kids, was his mothers classroom (that's definitely not ironic) and he killed her.
2) he tried setting it up that after he was dead, it would look like his brother did it (he carried is 4 year older brothers ID with him.
I think he did it most likely out of family revenge. They are also saying he had a mental disorder...


Anonymous said...

I'm from the uk, I have no idea where I could get a gun. I have no need for a gun. I live in a city, the police don't have guns, we also don't have school shootings.
Not saying there are no gun problems and people do get shot, but rarely.
It seems to me that the US has alot of guns and an awful lot of people getting shot.

Tracy said...

Yes, the UK has near-total gun prohibition. I'm glad you brought that up. So why is it that the UK is seen as the violent crime capitol of Europe? Higher per capita than America. A lot of that violence is in the form of knife attacks, but the UK has its share of shootings, too. How about the Cumbria mass shootings? The Dunblane massacre? The Hungerford massacre? The point is that even a country with very strict gun control has its share of shootings.
The thing about almost all of the mass shootings in America is that they occur in areas that specifically disallow guns, even in possession of those who are licensed to carry a concealed weapon. Almost never do you hear of a shooting in areas where lots of people have guns.