From yesterday’s blog, THIS HORRIFIC SCHOOL SHOOTING WAS THE FAULT OF AN INDIVIDUAL, NOT THE LAW-ABIDING COMMUNITY OF RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERS…
(5) Do not say the shooter’s name and shun the repetitive media – and politicians seeking to get facetime before the cameras and microphones. Especially those briefings where members of every agency involved speak and say nothing.
From today’s news…
‘Second Amendment Is Not Absolute’: Biden Demands More Gun Control
President Joe Biden called for stricter gun control legislation during his Wednesday address, claiming the Second Amendment allows for limitations on firearm ownership.
[OCS: The Constitution’s Second Amendment is absolute… “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”]
The president made the remarks alongside Vice President Kamala Harris in the aftermath of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 19 children and 2 teachers. He announced his future visit to Texas alongside First Lady Jill Biden.
“As a nation, we must all be there for them. Everyone. And we must ask when in God’s name will we do what needs to be done to if not completely stop, fundamentally change the amount of the carnage that goes on in this country,” Biden said. “I’m sick and tired. I’m just sick and tired of what’s going on and continues to go on.”
He touted his push to pass “common sense gun reforms” while serving as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and as vice president, urging for these gun control laws to pass in order to have “a significant impact” on the number of tragedies occurring throughout the country. <Source>
[OCS: I am not sure what they mean by “common sense gun reform.” Nothing prevents criminals, crazies, and terrorists using whatever weapons are at hand to carry out their heinous acts. Those individuals do not respect nor abide by any laws and do not fear the consequences of their actions. In Britain, where guns are mostly outlawed, we see mass stabbings. Or, as we have recently seen, a person using a car to plow through a crowd or hit children.]
O’Rourke interrupts Texas school shooting news conference, confronts Gov. Abbott
Democratic candidate for Texas governor Robert (Beto) O’Rourke on Wednesday interrupted a news conference in Uvalde, Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott was providing an update on the Robb Elementary School shooting that killed 21 people.
O’Rourke entered the press conference, approached the stage where Abbott and others were giving updates, and started yelling at Abbott, blaming him and Republican legislators for the actions of the 18-year-old shooter who killed 19 children and two teachers on Tuesday.
"This is on you," O’Rourke said. "This was totally predictable."
O’Rourke was quickly surrounded by media as he shouted at Abbott above those shouting at him to sit down or get out. Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin got up and yelled back, telling him to get out and called him “a sick son of a b**** that would come to a deal like this.”
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick also told O’Rourke to leave, saying, "Excuse me, you're out of line and an embarrassment."
Abbott kept his cool and didn’t engage.
CBS News reported that O’Rourke was waiting in the area before the news event started and seat holders were in place. There was “a plan to get in there to make a scene,” CBS News reporter Tony Dokoupil said while speaking to CBS News correspondent Janet Shamlian, who was on the scene. She said it was “clearly staged that Beto O’Rourke wanted to confront the governor” during live coverage. <Source>
[OCS: A shameless publicity stunt.]
From liar, leaker, perjurer Adam Schiff…
I’m so tired, Stephen. I know you are too.
Tired of the moments of silence.
Tired of the BS about “thoughts and prayers” after each mass shooting from legislators who won’t do anything about it.
Just tired. And I know millions upon millions of other Americans are tired too. Just like you.
It shouldn’t be this way. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Republicans cower behind their fake talking points about being “pro-life,” but stand in the way of stopping this carnage.
The shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas is a tragedy we have seen over and over and over again. Gunshots ring like echoes down long hallways, from one side of the country to another.
Shameful doesn’t begin to cover it. Spineless doesn’t begin to cover it.
Republican cowards will complain that enough time hasn’t passed since the massacre of children in Uvalde.
But the Sandy Hook kids started high school this year.
The Columbine kids are raising their own families today.
And the NRA convention in Houston starts on Friday.
We’ve had enough time. It’s time to act.
And be ready to take on hell or high water to protect our kids,
And there should be a special place in hell for Rob "Meathead" Reiner...
Hey Rob, you piece of shit, what about the thousands of kids who have been shot or killed in Democrat-run Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Oakland, Cleveland, Baltimore, and elsewhere over the years?
Millions of responsible, law-abiding gun owners and I are not collectively responsible for these human tragedies are do not deserve to have our inalienable right to self-defense removed by these cowardly politicians who order the police to “stand down” when faced with riots, looting, arson, and mayhem. These same politicians refuse to prosecute gun-related crimes in known violent repeat offenders. These politicians disregard commonsense and refuse to accept human nature as a causal event.
We have seen the rise of homemade weapons, and just like nuclear weapons, there is no way to stuff the genie back into the bottle. Since the beginning of time, there have been mass murderers – most of them politicians. bent on an ideological cause.
If we want commonsense gun control, let us start with early-age gun safety classes and engendering respect for weapons. Let us engage in crime control, not gun control. And, if any segment of the population perpetrates crimes, recognize the facts and do not try to whitewash the statistics for political advantage.
There seems to be a problem with today’s youth. Perhaps it is disassociation from the real world brought about by an attachment to electronic devices and the lack of human interaction? Maybe it is a problem with adult supervision? And perhaps it is the fault of teachers who indoctrinate rather than educate – stressing negativity instead of positivity.
You must accept the vagaries of human nature and the risks involved – and shun those who capitalize or politicize a human tragedy.
You will notice that, when a politician speaks about gun control measures, they never speak in specifics -- because it would be immediately clear that their prescribed methods would have not -- could have not -- stopped horrific one-off tragedies by evildoers.
Eff the next politician who stands on the graves of children and demands we do "something" and not do "nothing." Don't tell me about passing another law, enforce the laws on the books. Parents take care of your children and get help when necessary, not when it's convenient.
We are so screwed.