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.

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Laddyboy
Laddyboy
1 year ago

Maryland IS a “May (not) Issue” State!!!!!!!!!

Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
1 year ago

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.

Cathy B
Cathy B
1 year ago

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… Read more »

1776 Patriot
1776 Patriot
1 year ago

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!

The other Jim
The other Jim
1 year ago

“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.

Charles Moore
Charles Moore
1 year ago
Reply to  The other Jim

“You will be fired if you bring a firearm to work. You may be killed if you don’t.” Nice to have choices. . . . .

Bud
Bud
1 year ago

Stay alert. Stay armed. Practice. The police will only show up after your dead.

Ron Kercheval
Ron Kercheval
1 year ago

Security guards are 5/3rd were dressed in tan uniforms with ‘Smokey’ hats. Not blues.

Rock
Rock
1 year ago

Great color for the commie (Dem/lib owned) states…. BABY SHIT BROWN !

Roy D.
Roy D.
1 year ago

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.

m.
m.
1 year ago

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.