Criminals get guns. The idea that any gun control law — past, present or future — could stop a criminal from buying a gun, or guns, is laughable. Ridiculous on its face. They’re criminals for God’s sake. They don’t care about laws. So why do gun control advocates react to tragic shootings by calling for more patently useless gun control legislation? Two reasons . . .
First, they’re certifiable. Despite their call for “common sense gun safety/reform/euphemism-for-laws,” gun control advocates have less common sense than the Nutty Professor. And second, they’re secret statists. The want to disarm the general public to clear the way for their dreams of a government controlled utopia.
And now the reveal [via wlwt.com]. . .
Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario died from a shotgun wound outside the nursing home. Nurse Marlina Medrano, who had previously sought protective orders against Hartless in connection with domestic violence cases, was shot multiple times with a handgun and a shotgun. Nurse’s aide Cindy Krantz was killed with a shotgun.
A search warrant [at the home of 43-year-old killer Thomas Hartless] lists 64 firearms, including rifles, shotguns and handguns.
He was not allowed to possess or own a firearm because of his 2010 felony conviction for abduction in Knox County, the newspaper reported.
I guess that whole “keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people” thing didn’t work out so well. (As we pointed out in a previous post.) Of course, the antis will say, see? We need stronger gun control laws! No. We need a stronger justice system. Or some way to cure mental illness. Or change human nature. Or all three. To wit . . .
Hartless pleaded guilty in his latest domestic violence case and was sentenced on March 23 to 90 days in jail. He was freed on April 12.
The judge presiding over the case has acknowledged that “mistakes were made” and said he will review how similar cases are handled in the future.
The Advocate obtained a letter Medrano submitted to the court before Hartless’ sentencing that said she still loved him and never meant for him to go to jail.
“I am not trying to validate why he acted the way he did,” Medrano’s letter said. “Tom has a severe mental disorder. With intense therapy, medication compliance and lifestyle changes, I am most confident we can and will overcome our struggles.”
According to court and police records, Hartless had stayed at Medrano’s home as recently as eight days before the shooting. Authorities say Medrano obtained a protection order against Hartless a week before he killed her.
A horrible story (timeline here). One that reveals the lunacy of gun control and the need to protect ourselves from criminals, crazies and politicians. A bit redundant, but there you go . . .