Three People Murdered After Gun Control Fails in Cincinnati… Again

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Three People Murdered After Gun Control Fails in Cincinnati..Again

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- A madman walked into the Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati and started killing people. The murderer shot 5 people. Three of them died of their injuries. When seconds counted, armed police officers responded in minutes. The attack was over in minutes, but it started years ago. Follow along with me and see if you can pick out the subtle clues.

  • The murderer had a long history of mental health problems. He was diagnosed but resisted treatment and medications. The murderer’s parents begged a Florida judge to mandate treatment because the murderer was a threat to himself and others. Mental health laws failed despite the parent’s pleas for mandatory treatment.
  • The Florida judge mandated a psychiatric evaluation. Several psychologists I contacted said it is extremely difficult for them to determine if a patient will become violent. To quote them, “Your guess is as good as mine.” Psychiatric evaluations failed despite the patients long medical history. The judge failed to flag the murderer as a prohibited person under federal firearms law.
  • The murderer bought firearms from a gun shop in Ohio. Ohio requires a background checks before a firearm is transferred to the customer. The gun shop ran the required check. The background check did not stop the transfer because the murderer was not listed as a prohibited person in the FBI instant background check database. Background checks failed to keep us safe.
  • Ohio firearm regulations make it illegal to carry a firearm concealed on your person without first taking a training course and obtaining a state license. Those gun laws failed to stop the murder from carrying his gun in public.
  • Ohio also makes it illegal to transport a loaded firearm in your car without that permit. Ohio’s transport laws failed to stop the murderer from driving to the bank with his gun.
  • The Fifth Third Bank told its employees that they could be dismissed if they brought a legally owned firearm into their place of employment. That regulation disarmed the murderer’s victims. Bank regulations failed to stop the murderer.
  • Gun free zone signs failed to stop the murderer from entering the bank. You and I obey those signs, but murderers don’t.
  • Verbal warnings failed to stop the murder.
  • Bank security guards in light blue shirts and dark blue pants didn’t stop the murderer from crossing the foyer. Unarmed security failed to stop the armed murderer.
  • A turnstile failed to stop the murderer from entering the office.
  • Once the police arrived, they shot the murderer. Bullets stopped the murderer’s killing spree.

National and state gun laws failed before and during the murders at the Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio. Many corporate security regulations failed as well, but that isn’t the important point. The important lesson is that these laws and regulations will fail in the future. Crazy people will slip through our mental health laws. Criminals and the mentally ill will get firearms and other weapons, either legally, or illegally. Plastic signs and polyester uniforms won’t keep us safe. I wish they could. Politicians will claim that their next gun law will work..while the 23 thousand firearms regulations that came before it failed time after time.

Here is the important lesson: Politicians lie, and ink on paper won’t keep us safe.

I am asking you to protect the people you love. Carry concealed where you may. Do it now and in the future. We know that works. You and those you love are worth it.

Map Updated for 2018
Map of CCW Updated for 2018

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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.

  • 11 thoughts on “Three People Murdered After Gun Control Fails in Cincinnati… Again

    1. I travel the country working in almost every State. All states have some sort of Gun laws. I refuse to work in some states because of their anti 2A laws. But I LAWFULLY CARRY EVERY PLACE I GO!!! Regardless of their Signs. Except Fed Buildings. It’s my LIFE Not Their’s and I will determine how I Die
      Richard.

    2. Gun control laws are a joke, as well as ‘gun free’ zones. We all know they provide more comic relief than any sense of protection. In this article, comnents on the failure of several components of the law pertaining to transport, signage, concealed carry training, turnstiles, and verbal warnings from preventing crime is ridiculous. The important parts of the article were essentially downplayed because they were included with the aforementioned “fluff”. I get it, it’s about illustrating the overall stupidity of gun control.

      What NEEDS TO HAPPEN is addressed within the first three bullet points (pun intended) that mention the FAILURE of the application of the current laws/common sense. For beginners, a comprehensive review of the mental health laws needs to happen. There appears to be problems with the mental health laws and how they relate to involuntary commitment by law enforcement and immediate family members. Unfortunately, the backlash seemed to happen after the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. Sadly, a movie so seriously influenced reality and legislation. The proverbial pendulum swung way out that time. So, over 40 some odd years we have a situation where it’s practically impossible for immediate family (who are the most likely to confirm potentially dangerous behavior) to commit a person for evaluation in a mental health facility. A person must commit a serious crime or do something outrageous to get committed. THEN, the FAILURE OF THE BACKGROUND CHECKS. Part is due to failure to submit records to the FBI (who does the checks), another is the privacy laws that prohibit releasing information without expressed consent of the individual. So, this Catch-22 is central to the problem of mentally incompetent people having unfettered access to firearms. Until the laws pertaining to mental health and privacy matters relative to public safety are addressed, we will see NO CHANGES in mentally ill people legally accessing firearms. Personally, I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

    3. Until the families of “gun free zone” victims begin to hold the businesses and institutions and individuals who perpetrate these “criminal enablement zones” accountable for perpetrating this myth, nothing will change. Sue them ALL into bankruptcy until this fallacious concept is completely destroyed and law-abiding citizens are not punished for exercising their God-given, Constitutionally codified natural right of self defense!

    4. “The Fifth Third Bank told its employees that they could be dismissed if they brought a legally owned firearm into their place of employment. That regulation disarmed the murderer’s victims. Bank regulations failed to stop the murderer.”
      I hope the families of the murdered sue the Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati in federal court for disarming then failing to protect.

    5. Life is all about choices. As to the choice of carrying a firearm, I have made mine. Made it 40 years ago. My choice proved to be wise twice in the last five years. Fortunately the thugs desisted in their actions upon presentation and saved me extra paperwork. My interaction with the police following both incidents was as nice as one could wish for.

    6. another by-product of groping j. biden’s gun-free/death zones, fed law signed by dubya. unfortunately adopted by libtards. as demonstrated many times, gun control = ahole.

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