Ironic, isn’t it? On Friday, April 20, a 19 year old former student at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, walked into the school with a shotgun hidden in a guitar case. It was a strangely parallel scenario to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, in which the sheriff pointed fingers at pro-gun advocates, the NRA, Dana Loesch, while the School Resource Officer (SRO) hid behind his car, and the federal government was alerted and ignored it. However, in this case, the SRO, Deputy Jimmy Long, was on scene and apprehended the shooter in 3 minutes, with a single non life threatening ankle injury.
On April 22, a 29 year old man shot and killed four people in a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee. Of course, the media did not cover the former…But they had the latter all over the news. Why? Because the former did not fit the leftist narrative that guns are dangerous, and having guns in the hands of good guys doesn’t matter. Meanwhile, the angry teenagers from the Douglas high school shooting, specifically Emma Gonzalez, jumped right on twitter after the Tennessee shooting. She tweeted,
Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough background checks and mandatory waiting periods (and raising the buying age and banning the production of high-capacity magazines) are the ways to stop shootings in America.
Where to begin with this… She is now calling for the confiscation of all semi-automatic weapons. First of all, confiscation? Confiscation? Stepping on the rights of the entirety of America to satisfy their political agenda? And what is the waiting period she refers to? “Until hell freezes over”? David Hogg says that adults “don’t know how to use democracy.” Hey, here’s a news flash, We don’t live in a democracy, we live in a Republic. That means that the Constitution limits the power of a Republic, and keeps chuckleheaded ideas like “lets take all the guns away” from passing by majority (or mob rule)…Plus, currently, the majority of Americans don’t want to surrender their guns. In their leftist worldview, they think anyone that disagrees with them is beneath contempt, and their vote shouldn’t count. Like dictators in communist countries that “win” elections by landslide votes.
Also, it has been proven that none of her measures work. Gun confiscation is not going to work (and probably foment a civil war), extended background checks is nothing more than a way to list where the guns are, so that they can go and collect them later (as happened in Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany and the like). Buying age does not need to be adjusted. Most mass shootings are performed by people over the age of 21. Finally, magazine sizes do not matter. The shooter in her own school was using 10 round magazines. Plus it has been proven that shooting using 1 30 round magazine, a 20 and a 10 round magazine, or 3 10 round magazines is within seconds to put 30 rounds downrange.
She also tweeted that
The FBI defines a mass shooting as 4 people killed (not including the shooter). Mass shootings occur in churches, in schools, at concerts, in waffle houses – just about anywhere. Except in other countries.
Everything in that statement is true…Well, except for the facts. As it turns out, the US is not even in the top 5 mass shooting of all time. Here is a list of the top 10:
- Egyptian Mosque Attack, 2017, 305+ deaths
- Kenya College Attack, 2015, 148 deaths
- Pakistan School Massacre, 2014, 141 deaths
- Paris Attacks, 2015, 130 deaths
- Norway Attacks, 2011, 67 deaths
- Kenya Shopping Mall Attack, 2013, 67 deaths
- Las Vegas shooting, 2017, 58 deaths
- South Korea Shooting, 1982, 56 deaths
- Orlando Nightclub Shooting, 2016, 49 deaths
- Sousse Beach (Tunisia) Mass Shooting, 2015, 38 deaths
From the “well there’s your problem” department, she used CNN as her source. Personally, I would need independent verification if CNN stated that water was wet. As you see from the list, only two of the top ten mass shootings occurred in the United States. So tell me again, Emma, why is it you want to take guns?
The irony of it is that places that have implemented the same kind of strict gun control is rife with abuse. You either have, as we do in this country, cities that are controlled by democrats, that, even though they have draconian gun laws, have an out-of-control gun violence problem. Places like Chicago, where there are areas where the police fear to tread, like Baltimore, like areas of Los Angeles, and the like. And this is why these stories are not reported by the mainstream media, who has kept the Parkland shooting alive on the news, while ignoring more recent shootings that don’t fit their narrative, and also ignoring the shootings in these liberal controlled cities. David Hogg says that they “have to use their white privilege to highlight their plight to point it out for people in the inner city
The other option is that the police and the government lord it over a disarmed populace. Places from history, like Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia and Communist Venezuela. The police and the strong-arm government use their absolute ownership of all of the firearms, can use them to form a “brute squad” that can take everything of value from the citizens. Is that the type of dystopian future that the left want? That they are trying to brainwash today’s youth into accepting? They brainwashed the last two generations or so into abdicating their parental rights to teach their children right from wrong and instead placing career and entertainment and their own lives ahead of teaching their kids morals and life lessons…Which left a vacuum into which the liberal education system swooped. And the result of the school systems’ indoctrination machine are kids like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, who demand that we observe their rights, while requiring us to give up our rights and our guns. So what should we do? Ignore them. They seem to think they know how government works, but in their flawed worldview, they think that they get their own way, and anyone who disagrees with them can be ignored. That’s not the way democratic republic works. So what should we, the American citizen do?
If a man neglects to enforce his rights, he cannot complain, if, after a while, the law follows his example.
–Oliver Wendell Holmes