Yesterday, CNN was all over the story of three teenagers in Oklahoma who shot and killed a baseball player who was walking down the street just to watch him die. It’s a horrific story, and these teens definitely deserve to fry, but as with every other gun-related story the mainstream media picks up on, it’s being used to demonize the NRA and further the gun control agenda. But consider the following: these teens were too young to legally purchase firearms in the first place. So, in fact, the proposed gun control bill that Democrats still have their panties in a knot about wouldn’t have stopped it. And yet . . .
From an Australian official:
Tourists thinking of going to the USA should think twice. This is the bitter harvest and legacy of the policies of the NRA that even blocked background checks for people buying guns at gunshows. People should take this into account before going to the United States. I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers (but) it’s a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the USA. There is a gun for almost every American.
Under current law, these teenagers were barred from possessing firearms of any kind. The oldest was 17, still a year shy of being able to buy a gun. And under Oklahoma law, they were barred for having the guns outside of “sporting” uses like hunting.
So simply possessing the guns was illegal. Not to mention the fact that murder is in and of itself very much a crime. And yet the solution to the issue of “gun violence” for members of the Gun Control Industrial Complex is… wait for it… more laws. Still. Again. Not more law enforcement. Not more education. Not community outreach, but more pieces of paper, laws that will only impact the law abiding while having no effect on the criminals that the laws are ostensibly trying to stop.
If you listen to the video, the chief of police (Danny Ford) makes it very clear where these teenagers got their guns. “They steal them.” The shotgun that was found in the car had the serial number ground off. The guns were obtained illegally. No background check system in the world would have kept those guns out of their hands. And yet . . .