USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The anti-gun Left is, once again, out to shred the Second Amendment with a vengeance.
In the aftermath of a tragic shooting in Virginia Beach last week, anti-gun zealots are stepping over the dead bodies in their rush to grab the closest microphone.
They are calling for more gun control … more restrictions … more laws that will be ignored by criminals and only affect honest citizens.
In an article I authored for the Daily Caller this week, I noted how gun control actually helped the Virginia shooter commit his crime:
The Virginia Beach shooting effectively occurred in a gun-free zone. City employees are prohibited from carrying firearms, so they were sitting ducks when the killer chose them as the targets. This shooting is not an isolated incident, as almost 98% of the mass shootings that occur in this country occur in gun-free zones.
Fox News radio asked me what gun laws would have made a difference. I said that the Old Dominion needs to pass Constitutional Carry, as armed victims shooting back would have made a tremendous difference. (You can listen to the entire Fox News interview here.)
And then the President stepped into the fray when, speaking to the Brits this week about suppressors, said he “[doesn’t] like them at all” and will “seriously look” at banning them.
GOA responded to several media requests on this subject by articulating our opposition to the National Firearms Act, including its current restrictions on suppressors, and reiterating our commitment to “oppose any effort to further regulate or ban them.”
Deception and Disarmament
As you certainly know, the media is constantly misleading the American people. They have often claimed that Australia eliminated their mass shootings after confiscating guns in 1996-97.
But this has always been a lie. Case in point: Another mass murderer, in “gun free” Australia, just went on a shooting rampage this week.
If you’re wondering why you might not have heard about this in the news, it’s probably because the killer used … a shotgun! Of course, the victims were murdered, nonetheless, and no one was able to fight back because the entire country is a “gun free” zone.
Anyway, Governor Ralph “blackface” Northam is calling the Virginia legislature back into session to pass his gun control proposals. So if you live in Virginia, you will soon receive an action alert to oppose these gun control proposals and to push for Constitutional Carry instead.
More Gun Control in “Pelosi’s House”
At the federal level, various congressmen are using the Virginia tragedy to pursue calls for more gun control.
Two anti-gun bills that were recently sent to the floor of the House of Representatives could come up for a vote at any time:
- H.R. 2621 would commission a study to investigate “ghost guns” — which would be Nancy Pelosi’s first step to banning or registering any gun that, otherwise, could be legally assembled by a private individual; and,
- H.R. 2383 would prohibit FEMA funds from being used to arm teachers.
You can read more about these two bills by going here.
Take Action and urge your Representative to oppose these bills.
Thank you for your support of the Second Amendment.
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As a gun owner, I try to educate myself, parse out the fear mongering; the intent of many to NOT get educated, perhaps for fear they would learn something, be able to work for compromise. The ban on “assault weapons” (however anyone experienced with guns, military trained or not, would define assault weapons) was made in 1994, pretty close to the time that the attempt was made on President Reagan’s life. The ban expired in 2004. Since 2004 the gun violence in this country has increased by 262%. Look it up, if you don’t “believe” me. The 2nd amendment is… Read more »
Making good people helpless does not make bad people harmless.
For once I agree with Bill O’Reilly. Bad guys shooting people is the price of freedom. Liberty is risky business. That’s why our Founding Fathers recognized our God-given right to shoot back.
A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun. He only controls the good guys which is his true agenda.
”Killing is a matter of will, not weapons.
You cannot control the act itself
by passing laws about the means employed.”
The late Col Jeff Cooper, 1958
Handgun expert and founder of Gunsite Academy
98% of Public Mass Shootings occur in GUN-FREE ZONES. The other 2% occur in areas that were immediately Adjacent To “GUN-FREE Zones” (such as Parking Lots or Streets just outside the building) How many people who died in this shooting or were working in this building that were CCH left their weapon outside to Honor this “Gun Free Zone”
Notice how quiet the Old Media has become about the murderer. Notice how they’re not telling us anything about his political leanings or social media content. Like Bryce Williams, James Hodgkinson, and ‘Alec’ McKinney & Devon Erickson, DeWayne Craddock probably has a lot more in common with “och will” than with any of us.
Humm, let me see. So we can’t use fed funds to protect our kids but we can use them to abort and kill our kids. Makes about as much sense as bringing in someone who was jailed, disbarred, fined and lied to congress 19 times to burn a current president. Perfect demonrat sense.
If the truth be known, the demarats are behind these attacks to further there agenda !! I truly believe this.
“Anti Gun Left ” Translation . Anyone who supports common sense gun safety legislation in America . “Gun Control” Translation. Gun safety and gun safety laws . Once again, AmmoLand reveals that it is going to contuse to repeat NRA gun sales propaganda and right wing politics instead of supporting the gun safety ideas that the rest of the world’s developed nations utilize to reduce and prevent the kind of gun carnage that America leads the world in. Denial, failure to impartially analyze gun safety laws because of its ties to the gun industry . These are the hallmarks of… Read more »
Ammoland, delete this troll who is a far left gun banning idiot!
Patriot, no it’s best that he does post here where he can’t do any harm. He only provides comedic value here, though the quality is only of the sophomoric, lowbrow type, but that is all he is capable of. He found his niche in life being a muppet for the anti-rights groups. He wouldn’t be able to find any gainful employment elsewhere.
@ Patriot Guy, I am replying to you because I don’t want this clown to get paid for me making a comment back to him. He is purely a crazy nutcase with no normal senses left. He must stay in the dark so he won’t be found out or they would put him in a looney bin. He keeps quoting from the worse references available and they are all lies with a purpose. I could say a lot more but I would rather keep it clean.
Too bad you’re too foolish to understand that the only reason you have 1st, 3rd, and 4th amendment rights is the 2nd.
BTW if you take out the dependent clause, being necessary to the security of a free State, which expanding upon why a Militia will not be infringed. The Amendment reads, A well regulated Militia and the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. In other words no federal regulation of “arms” is Constitutional.
So, och will, please address the Virginia situation with a solution. What change do you propose that would have prohibited that tragedy from happening?
@AMIII, O swill has no solutions. That is not his job. He gets paid, per response, for puking out lies on opposition websites. Everyone that responds to him gets him paid.
Yes, his lies must be opposed, but if one makes an answer to some other commenter, then the Bloomberg minions don’t get paid.
Yeah, Wild Bill that was kinda silly of me.
AMIII, We all do it. Sometimes a guy just can not stop himself.
I made the mistake of replying to the ock still. Oops. Never again!
Hmm, I’ve never read anything gun control related you blather about that disarms the criminals first, why is that? Actually everything you do bleat about will only apply to or affect the law abiding provided they don’t just give you the middle finger… never mind, we do that on a regular basis anyway.
So Och, when are you going to tell us when you were ever issued a semi-auto infantry rifle in the Corps? Do you even know the proper nomenclature of the rifle issued to the military?
I have will, please provide examples of some of your “gun safety” laws. I have never read any “gun safety” laws touted by those that deny our RKBA. The only gun safety “laws” are the gun safety rules taught in firearm/hunter safety training. But please amuse us some more with some real examples of your “gun safety” laws and examples of where they have actually worked as designed. One such example is the recent VA Beach rampage where “gun safety” policy rendered the victims wittingly defenseless. But please, provide us with more of your ruminations. I will point out one… Read more »
It’s not Republican NRA members with MAGA hats shooting up schools and workplaces and gay nightclubs and congressional baseball games.
No matter how much you wish we would.
All that innocent blood is on your hands. Not ours.
@ och will
I guess your next proposal will be to stop drunk driving by taking all of the cars away from people who have never had a DUI. Incase you have not seen the news lately the gun control thing isn’t working in Venezuela, just like it doesn’t work in “Gun Free Zones.” Clearly you are living proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.
You are stupid and the ideas that you keep chanting are evil beyond words. Move to one of your “gun safety” utopias and see how well you fare. Let us know. Please. Every single thing you have said is PROVABLY untrue. ACTUAL FBI, DOJ and CDC data backs US up. The “data” and polls you choose to regurgitate ceaselessly have been debunked and shown to be lies since they were first vomited out upon the public.
Hokay, Bright Boy, name and describe ONE NEW LAW that would, with any level of certainty, have prevented this dirtbag from doing the dirt he did. Come on, ONE NEW LAW. Enhanced background checks? He passed them Waiting periods? Bought one about for years ago, the other two. Didn’t work. over 21 to purchase handguns? Yup, In his forties, if I recall. Certainly well over 21. Standard capacity mag ban? So he’d have had to make three mag changes instead of two. Other murderers (Parkland School, Newtown, Sutherland Springs, San Bernardino Christmas Party, Virginia Tech, all manged to murder more… Read more »
Lies, lies, lies and more lies. Nothing new here, folks! The NRA sells guns and CBS sells lies. Which is true? Leftist propaganda aside, eliminate victim disarmament zones and let whomever wants to carry a “victim disengagement device” AKA, “gun”. Why do you think that maniacs should have free access to limitlessness victims, unless there was an ulterior motive involved? Disarmament of the law-abiding is the goal. Empowerment of the criminal class, such as what is happening in the UK is the result, but don’t expect to see it on the news. The Second Amendment affirms our INDIVIDUAL, fundamental right… Read more »
I saw an article earlier today that one of the women killed in VAB had talked to her husband the night before about carrying because she was concerned about a couple of people, one of which was the killer. Ultimately, she decided she didn’t want to take a chance getting caught and losing her job. That makes the city an accessory to her murder in my mind. The VAB police chief said in a televised news conference that gun control laws wouldn’t have prevented this crime or mitigated the damage. The good wife told me the other day that I… Read more »
there have been mass murders/slaughters since the beginning of mankind and there always will be. be it with clubs, spears, swords, arrows, machete’s or firearms. you cannot legislate good behavior, you can only punish bad. they have taken away individual firearm ownership in Great Britain and look at the increase of crime that has occurred. Australia banned most firearms and just had another mass shooting. constitutional carry is the equivalent of leveling the playing field, evening the odds. gun-free zones are the equivalent of shooting galleries. why do you think that they happen there? no one is able to be… Read more »
You’re right. When Cain killed Abel with a rock, he killed a quarter of the Earth’s human population. I would call that mass murder.
The left has the blood of the innocent on their hands. They empowered the evil in the first place. The left says “for your own good” they have banned any gun they could, they disarm the innocent, they made gun free zones. The left is just as guilty and culpable as the murderer is. You can bet the politicians have an armed escort every place they go. Are they more important than your spouse, your children, your friend…? Someday some wise, smart, mean as a rattlesnake lawyer is going to prosecute the left for what they are– murderers. Murder by… Read more »
Yeah, our state senate has a bare one vote Republican majority – and that from a tie breaker coin flip.. Everything else has gone Democrat due to the Washington suburbs population skew – VA, another colony of DC. We have a primary coming up this next Tuesday. Get out and vote. Look up the Virginia Citizens Defense League website for candidates who have responded to their questionnaire and are rated firearms friendly. I know of at least one Loudon County Republican who is anti-gun. This will be a dangerous election because it was only the Senate that prevented the 63… Read more »
The Leftist will take any chance to push for gun control or confiscation of guns from the American people. That’s what socialist Nazis do!