After Las Vegas, the Gun Grabbers are Serious but Dishonest

By Rob Morse: Opinion

After Las Vegas, the Gun Grabbers are Serious but Dishonest
After Las Vegas, the Gun Grabbers are Serious but Dishonest

Slow FactsUSA –-(  A murderer killed innocent people in Las Vegas. This was a horrific attack that caught our attention and drew our sympathy. That is why the anti-rights spokesmen repeated their usual ineffective proposals to disarm the people who didn’t do it. The gun grabbers want to fill our opinions at a time when none of us have answers.

The anti-rights spokesmen made their usual claims-

If only we had background checks
..and outlawed silencers..
If only we had magazine restrictions
..and closed the non-existent gun show loophole..
If only we made hotels into gun-free zones..
..and outlawed “assault weapons”…

None. Of. Those. Would. Change. A. Thing.

I wish they would, but the murderer passed background checks..didn’t use a silencer..had plenty of ammunition and time to reload..bought his guns legally..the hotel was already a gun-free zone where the good guys were disarmed..and he used a semi-automatic firearm of a type that has been in existence for over sixty years.

The honest answer is that if we implemented these proposals then this murder would have happened anyway.

What is more, the recently attempted mass murder at a Tennessee church would have happened with these proposals in place. Even the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the most recent similar event, would have happened anyway.

Why do the anti-rights advocates come up with these ineffective proposals since nothing they propose would change the outcome?

The answer is inside us. Most of us are not used to horrific violence. I know I’m not. That is a good thing, but it leaves us unprepared to deal with real violence when it happens. Violence leaves us groping for answers. We feel out of control.

The anti-rights advocates say they know the way to peace…after they tell us to kill all the NRA members. Their proposals are irrational but we are not rational in a time of grief. We cling to any suggestion that sounds good. We will cling to nonsense as long as it pretends to make sense of our uncontrollable world.

Here is what we know would work to deter the next mass murderer.

  • Refuse to publish the name and image of murderers. That would help stop the next attack.
  • Put shatterproof plastic films on hotel glass windows. That is the same solution we now recommend for schools and churches.
  • Mental health treatment helps.
  • Armed security guards and armed civilians would help since the murderer killed himself as soon as he was confronted.

That doesn’t make horrific violence easier to deal with, but those actions would actually help prevent the next mass murder.

Now you know.

About Rob Morse

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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3 years ago

When are liberals EVER honest? NEVER is the answer!

3 years ago

The gun grabbers are never honest, never !

Webfoot Logger
Webfoot Logger
3 years ago

Exactly right: deny him his fame.

He has no name.

He has no face.

He has no grievance.

He does not exist . . . he is an anonymous murderer, made an unperson for his crimes.

Of course, as long as certain politicians and “reporters” get their fifteen minutes of fame by dancing in the blood of the innocent, this will not happen.

3 years ago
Reply to  Webfoot Logger

You are 100% correct… The MEDIA and POLITICIANS are those who builds the next murderer. THEY continually put his name out there and the number of dead, OVER AND OVER until someone takes up on the media “challenge” to kill even more for the same nonstop T.V., newspaper or magazine “FAME”.
They may use a vehicle, firearm, knife, gasoline, whatever………..
BUT THEY W-I-L-L DO WHATEVER IS NEEDED TO PASS THE MEDIA REPEATED “MAGIC NUMBER” !!!!!!! Because the media and politicians wants them to for their next story or cause….. FACT !

Webfoot Logger
Webfoot Logger
3 years ago
Reply to  Rock

The three largest murders in US history did not use a firearm:
September 11.
Oklahoma City bombing.
Happy Land Social club: 87 dead :