“I hope, I really sincerely hope, that this tragedy, this unimaginable, unspeakable tragedy, will provide an impetus to bring back measures that would keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people who are severely troubled or deranged like this young man was,” Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) told Face the Nation re: Elliot Rodger’s Santa Barbara spree killing. Yes, well, none of the gun control laws Blumenthal champions would have applied to Rodger. A fact he admits. Admits! . . .
“Not every kind of gun violence is going to be prevented by laws coming out of Washington but at least we can make a start.”
So if civilian disarmament saves one life (while sacrificing individual liberty and putting the lives of thousands of others in danger of government-sponsored mass murder a la Mexico) . . .
“I’m going to urge that we bring back those bills, maybe reconfigure them to center on mental health, which is a point where we can agree.”
It’s a trap! I know! How about mental health bills aimed at mental health? Sounds crazy but it just might work! And if it doesn’t, Americans exercising their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms can defend themselves. Yes?