Kentucky School Shooting Prompts Usual Calls for Redundant and Futile New Laws

Unsurprisingly, the immediate “speculation” from the citizen disarmament lobby concludes more “gun laws” are needed.

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “A shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., left at least two people dead and 17 others injured after a student opened fire on Tuesday, “ Fox News reported Tuesday. “[O]fficials said the alleged shooter, a 15-year-old male student, was in custody and will be charged with murder and attempted murder.”

“Much yet unknown,” Gov. Matt Bevin admitted on Twitter. “Please do not speculate or spread hearsay.”

So naturally, the gun-grabber default is to do just that, as well as to lay blame.

“Our nation’s schools should be some of the safest spaces in our communities,” Gabby Giffords asserted on Facebook. “Why do we keep allowing this terror to happen? We know how to solve this problem. Congress can protect kids in their classrooms, in the cafeteria, and on the playground – but to do that they must strengthen our gun laws.”

Really? Got any specifics, especially before facts on how the suspect got the gun he used are known?

Per CNN, citing State Police Commissioner Richard W. Sanders, “the suspect, armed with a handgun, walked into the school at 8:57 a.m. ET and started shooting.”

And he's 15?

That means before he ever fired a shot he broke laws to possess the handgun in a lawful manner, to transport it, and to bring it onto school grounds. And it’s already a felony in Kentucky for an adult and/or parent to “unlawfully…intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly” provide or permit a “juvenile to possess a handgun.”

And we also know this about the school in which he (allegedly) carried out his attack:

MARSHALL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2017 – 2018 Employee Handbook

Adults were mandated to be powerless to protect their charges.

In a sense, Giffords is right.

Our nation’s schools should be some of the safest spaces in our communities. We should not keep allowing this terror to happen and we do know how to solve this problem. Congress can protect kids in their classrooms, in the cafeteria, and on the playground.

But to do that they need to get rid of evil “gun free school zone” edicts that ensure “success” for those who would prey on the defenseless, the weak and the most vulnerable among us.


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 7 thoughts on “Kentucky School Shooting Prompts Usual Calls for Redundant and Futile New Laws

    1. Insanity can be defined by doing the same thing over and over again, with the expectation the results will be different. We live in an insane world, where politicians do the same thing over and over again, expecting things to be different. We live in a world, where many of our children are medicated because they can’t deal with the ills of our society or the issues that most of us in our late 40’s and 50’s dealt with head on. We live in a country where the truth is rarely told and when it is, you are labeled either a racist, sexist, or religious zealot.

      Gun free zones give a false sense of security, which insane politicians insist need to be maintained, so that our heavily medicated kids can grow up in a sheltered society where the truth is never told and being exposed to it will label you as an outcast. This is the reality we live in…God save us all.

    2. Many elected individuals never think out of the box. It is insanity to make it more illegal to commit murder and mayhem with a firearm. Somehow our elected officials and their constituents believe that passing stricter and stricter gun control laws with somehow make a difference. They think that eventually they can eliminate guns entirely from society.. What they fail to understand is, that criminals will still have or can get firearms. That is a very scary thought. All the law abiding will be disarmed of course, which will make enriched target environments for the criminals. Then of course the elected officials will be able to do anything they want to their electorate. The politicians win the people lose

    3. This tragic event again exemplifies the stupidity of gun free zones, and the Giffords comment provides yet another glaring example of the left’s general ineptitude. Their attempts of controlling guns in order to stop events such as this have yet again been proven feeble and futile. At what point will they and their followers learn this is not the answer?

    4. Somehow, Americans and Europeans as a group — including their political representatives — have been rendered stupid enough to believe deep down that the purpose of laws is to make it impossible for people to commit crimes. It isn’t, it never has been, and anyone who expects that is doomed to disappointment.

      1. “Somehow, Americans and Europeans as a group — including their political representatives — have been rendered stupid enough to believe…”

        …trace that to a rectangular box with a cable stuck in the back, that delivers inanity, insanity, and disingenuous news directly to your living room

        shut the tube off for a year. come back a year later with your mind purged of it’s poison and see it for what it really is.

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