Following the slaughter of five police officers in Dallas, today’s shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana does not bode well. While reports suggest that the Louisiana cops weren’t originally targeted, the event will re-stimulate “debate” on racially-charged police “brutality.”
I haven’t heard it said in so many words, but there are people channelling Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the seminal influence for President Obama’s speaking style and, perhaps, the President’s views on race relations in America. “The chickens have come home to roost.”
That’s not helpful, to say the least, especially with the Obama administration exploiting the “crisis” to insert the Department of Justice Department into local policing standards. In case you hadn’t noticed, there’ve been calls to set up a national police force. A standing army if you will. And maybe even if you won’t.
At the same time, the incident will renew calls for gun control. Of course. No matter where the shooter or shooters got their firearms or what kind of gun he/they used, gun control advocates will exploit the murder to promote civilian disarmament. Which won’t, in all probability, lead to new federal firearms legislation.
But the writing’s on the wall. If the American people elect Hillary Clinton in November, one way or another, she will make a move on “assault weapons.” Ms. Clinton could and would exploit cop killing and general “lawlessness” to degrade and destroy Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.
WWDTD? (What Would Donald Trump Do?) Who knows? It all depends on what happens from here. Which is…what, in your view?