By David Cole
-(Ammoland.com)- The bodies of the murdered are not even cold, and already the usual suspects are renewing the call for gun control.
Never mind that all of the weapons used by the killer were prohibited, both on the premises of the Washington Navy Yard, and were illegal either to possess or to carry outside the home in Washington, D.C.
Were the “gun free zone” signs not big enough?
Perhaps the killer just overlooked them. Maybe he didn’t speak English…we should make the signs multilingual. Or at least mandate brighter or bigger lettering. Because surely a deranged man bent on murder would not dare to cross that red line. Surely those signs would make him see the error of his ways, and abandon his plans for mayhem.
But then again, perhaps the laws declaring the Navy Yard and the city which hosts it as “gun free zones” are obeyed only by law-abiding citizens who wish no more than to go about their day in peace. Perhaps those signs affect only those of us in society who would only do violence as a last resort to save life, leaving us defenseless against those to whom a sign is not even a speed bump.
CNN mistakenly reported that the murderer used an AR-15 rifle, most likely with a 30 round magazine… If that had been true, AR15′s are illegal in Washington, D.C. He would have needed n a “David Gregory exemption” from that law. No? You mean he would just ignored the law against 30 round magazines, and go on to kill 12 people with it anyway? Well, no one could have anticipated that a maniac bent on murder would ignore a law banning magazines.
Twelve of our fellow Americans died as victims, but they were not born victims.
They were born with the right to defend their own lives with weapons of their choosing, but even on a military base in the nation’s capitol, anti-rights bigots and gun control meddlers left them just as defenseless as a first-grader.
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