Gun Banners Immediately Exploit California School Shooting Tragedy

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Gun Banners Immediately Exploit California School Shooting Tragedy, IMG CRPA

California – -(AmmoLand.com)- Thursday’s murderous attack with a handgun by a disturbed 16-year-old student at a high school in Santa Clarita was terrible.

As a father, I grieve, as all good gun owners and humans do, whenever madmen or violent criminals kill innocents. As I think about how much I love my young sons, I cannot begin to imagine the grief the families are experiencing. It’s heartbreaking and terrifying.

But just minutes after the tragedy, before having all the facts and before the ink could dry on the police reports, the gun control zealots exploited the tragedy and started their usual rally cry: “this is why we need more gun control laws!”

Wait… what?

A 16-year-old cannot legally buy a handgun in California – or anywhere in the United States. That’s it. And yet this boy got his hands on one. No doubt we’ll find out how in the upcoming days. Regardless, law-abiding gun owners are (once again) being blamed for the law’s failures, which are all too predictable. Time and again, California’s over 800+ gun laws inevitably fail to make us safe.

I may be criticized for responding to this tragedy so soon, and for calling out the gun ban lobby because THEY immediately made the murders political. But the hypocritical and biassed media doesn’t want our side expressed. If we respond quickly and point of how gun laws failed we are accused of exploiting the tragedy. If we don’t respond quickly we are accused of being insensitive to the victims and conceding the issue. We can’t win with them.

Look, we may have different ideas about how to identify and help people with mental problems or why they occur in the first place. But blaming and shaming law-abiding gun owners and enacting more useless gun control laws in California doesn’t make us safer. As a former prosecutor, I often held the hands of gun violence victims outside the California courtrooms where gun laws and the legal system (I hesitate to call it the ”justice” system) failed them.

CRPA is fighting back against Gavin Newsom’s new gun laws that recently piled more burdensome restrictions on law-abiding gun owners but do nothing to make anyone safer or prevent murders like the tragedy in Santa Clarita. We’re fighting in the courts, at rallies, and anywhere else we can be to show that we are NOT the bad guys! And we are providing training to school and church leaders to prevent attacks.

Right now, we need to raise funds for our Rapid Response fund, to beef up our School and Church Shield programs, and to prepare for the attacks that are going to come from the Left in Sacramento and in court.

Can you help CRPA get this done? We fight best when you stand with us.

https://secure.joincrpa.org/contribute

I am sincerely hoping and praying for Santa Clarita

To read CRPA's Statement of Financial Practices and see the lengths CRPA goes to protect and use donations frugally, click our contribution link.


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The California Rifle and Pistol Association “CRPA,” founded in 1875, is dedicated to defending the rights of law-abiding citizens to responsibly use firearms for self-defense and the defense of their loved ones, for sport, and for all other legal activities. CRPA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. A California non-profit association, CRPA is independently directed by its own Board of Directors. CRPA's members include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, professionals, firearm experts, the general public, and loving parents. CRPA has always worked to reduce the criminal misuse of firearms and firearms accidents, while actively promoting and organizing the competitive shooting sports and Olympic training programs in California. We are proud to say that many CRPA competitors are among the best in the world. Visit: www.crpa.org

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Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

I have said it before and I will say it again the effects of restrictive gun laws is absolutely plain to those who are willing to look. Most of the people who are against the second amendment and guns are ignorant of facts and history. And will not even listen to proven reason. Facts do not matter to these so called democrats only opinions much like second and third hand rumors which they are now using in an attempt to impeach the current president. Who among us thinks that is either right or constitutional? Those who obey laws or those… Read more »

toomanyhobbies
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toomanyhobbies

how many laws did the shooter break? minor in possession, in a gun free zone, theft of, murder, real quick which one of those gun laws worked? How many more are needed? ZERO as criminals do not obey any law…

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

I as a LEGAL LAW ABIDING American CITIZEN DO NOT accept the blame for an individual who is SICK IN THE HEAD when they MURDER another human being!!! The TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY for the action IS ON THE PERPETRATOR. We INNOCENT Americans cannot be, and WILL NOT BE held accountable.

StWayne
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StWayne

Good grief! How the Founding Fathers agreed on anything is not only beyond me, but a miracle!

noneoftheabove
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noneoftheabove

JOIN THE SAF – https://www.saf.org/
JOIN THE NRA and SUPPORT THE NRA/ILA

Vince
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Vince

Laws that make everyone defenseless encourages violence. California and school shootings have proved this over and over again. Just so everyone knows these shootings only happen at PUBLIC schools covered by the No Gun Zone law. Private schools are not covered by the law, have their own armed security and there have been NO shootings. Repeal this law!

Tionico
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Tionico

Not to mention the 2000 or so school districts (PUBLIC schools, mostly) across the US that have made wise provision for the teachers and other adult staff who are ALREADY THERE very day, to simply carry their own personal defense weapons as they go and do their day’s work at the schools…. just as they also do everywhere else they go on a daily/weekly basis. In ALL of those 2000 or so discticts across the nation, there has not been ONE SINGLE GUN INCIDENT at any school where these programmes are in place. AND they cost taxpayers NOTHING. Started in… Read more »

Finnky
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Finnky

@Vince – Much as I’d like to agree – I suspect the differences are far more complicated. First is self selection – parents who chose to pay for and send their kids to private school are well above the minimum bar of parents sending their kids to public school (not saying more involved than all – just better than the bottom of the barrel where most shooters come from). Second is school selection – most shooters had a long history, in many cases the schools were not legally allowed to eject the student, or student had already been subject to… Read more »

Will
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Will

JOIN GOA ! THE ONLY NO-COMPROMISE GUN LOBBY IN WASHINGTON !

noneoftheabove
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noneoftheabove

ALSO JOIN CRPA! – https://secure.joincrpa.org/contribute
and JOIN SAF! – https://www.saf.org/

GUNS r US
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GUNS r US

I’ll donate to my ammo locker!

Knute
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Knute

“The Committee of Three Hundred”, by John Coleman (ex-MI6) is another really good read. Lots of information that most won’t want to see.

noneoftheabove
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noneoftheabove

[email protected] is tracking and working on the multi schizoid screen names and the down and up voting issue as we speak. So I really love that you’re doing it right now. It will soon be one vote and one name you Crypto-Marxist.

noneoftheabove
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noneoftheabove

IP Addresses my friend are not hidden here. Can’t post without one. Even with VPN. I’ll love it when you(s) are gone. So click away!!!

noneoftheabove
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noneoftheabove

Oh wait! You don’t have their email addys but I do. You have spend money on a couple stamps. Awwwhhh!!! You big pussy or is that pussies!!! Whom should address… Bill, Will, USA or maybe JoeFoam?

Knute
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Knute

Your down votes are going away. People are learning to just ignore you as not relevant… to anything.
Better find another job quick. Or go to your masters with your hat in your hand and beg for their nonexistent ‘mercy’!

Will
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Will

@Knute,I have a really good idea who this moron actually is. This poor pitiful bastard is really sick.

noneoftheabove
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noneoftheabove

No! I am not your father. You not know who I am. But I’d be glad to show you. Pussy!

noneoftheabove
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noneoftheabove

If Will(s) stops, you’ll fall right up ass wouldn’t you Newt!

Degforyou
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Degforyou

Why don’t you get a life? All you do is cuss and down everyone.

StWayne
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StWayne

The left would rather more children die as fodder for their cause — gun control — than to simply harden the schools with a double door security system. Take the focus off the issue of a long drawn out gun control measure by any means necessary, and make about the left’s unwillingness to protect our schools with immediately available fixes, and you will have won this fight.

willyd
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willyd

Not to praise NJ, but years ago I drove truck to make deliveries to schools there and they had double security doors then, with camera’s. You had to go to the main entrance , check in then, you were let in and escorted to the office, where the proper people were called. I asked why the security, and it at that time wasn’t because of guns, it was because of non-custodial problems, people who were not the custodial parent were picking up the children without the proper authority, thus the security system was set up. NJ isn’t my best place… Read more »

Finnky
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Finnky

@willyd – gosh, I thought that was standard everywhere. Elementary school required that one be ‘buzzed’ in, and then check in at office – but by 2012 (probably earlier) middle school had double door system – need to get ‘buzzed in’ through first doors – then have to enter office (through another locked door) to check in – pass through another locked door to exit. End of school day perhaps not so secure, as students stream out, holding open both layers of doors by-passing the office. In all the schools our kids have attended (including a few years of private)… Read more »

Vern
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Vern

Most gun control people are people who can’t think for themselves, they have to have an agitator lead them around so they can bark the same way as the agitator. Nor can they be accused of having common sense, they wouldn’t be led around by the nose if they did. When it comes to intelligence, being led around by the nose by an agitator speaks for that. The quote “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes,” says a lot about the mindset of what is going on… Read more »

Ryben Flynn
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Ryben Flynn

Sorry, California, but as long as you keep electing Democrats you are contributing to your own demise under a Dictatorship.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

I’m pretty much convinced that Bill Cooper paid with his life for writing that book.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@USA, Couldn’t you just give us a three sentence synopsis? And maybe some of Bill Cooper’s creds why we should read his book.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@USA, I will put it on my reading list.

noneoftheabove
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noneoftheabove

Reading ‘Behold A Pale Horse’ will not be good enough. Nothing worst than seeing someone cock-up somebody’s past. First Bill Cooper was not an officer. He was an enlisted man and Vietam Vet. Ex-Air Force who then moved over to the navy as a Quarter Master. He worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). He began his work in the early eighties. Due experiences while serving. There were thousands not millions of patriot followers. He was full aware that the the militias in each states and realized that they would not do what was necessary to secure and regain… Read more »

PatriotUnitDeath
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PatriotUnitDeath

I’d like to here more.

Knute
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Knute
noneoftheabove
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noneoftheabove

That was one of Bill’s pet peeves. He did not like coddling wimpy lazy asses who wanted someone else to their work for them. Don’t write Doyel with the kind of bullshit that most of you post here. He will not answer you (.) Now down vote this you schizoid shithead or is it heads?!

Knute
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Knute

Its more than three sentences long, but here’s a talk all about the book, by others after his death.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gUjZb_MrQU
If you want a cut to the chase kind of thing, I’d say: It’s a bunch of predictions about what will happen in the future (written back in the 90s) … and WHY. And mostly right on the money. Why wouldn’t it be? He had insider knowledge of the Global Elite’s plans. Once you know their plan, to predict that they will do as close to what they’ve planned as possible is a no brainer.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

I have an idea…get the MILITIAS back in force and then these lunatics will have no idea who is armed no matter where they go because TRAINED members of the militia will be EVERYWHERE. Oh but wait…that might actually take some training and cause gun owners to actually have to get out of the comfort zones and DO SOMETHING besides complain. Sooooo many sunshine patriots out there.

JPM
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JPM

Apparently CRPA hasn’t done CRAP when it comes to California gun owners’ rights.

Finnky
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Finnky

@JPM – Being over-run is not the same as abject failure. A rear guard gaining time for the rest of the troops to escape has done something, even if they eventually fall. Just because CRPA is incrementally losing, does not mean they have not won some fights, nor does it mean that they “haven’t done CRAP”. Maybe reinforcement would be a better idea than denigration?

BigJim
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BigJim

Another failure of gun control.

joefoam
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joefoam

Well of course the anti-gun crowd seized on the moment to shout for more gun control. Never mind that the shooter had to break some laws to obtain the gun, break some more to enter the event and break some more to assault with a deadly weapon, murder etc. No amount of laws will ever be able to stop evil. Gun control freaks will never accept that fact, and continue with the help of the MSM to prey upon the emotions of those foolish enough to believe it.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Didn’t the shooter break the “its against the law to murder” law?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@joe, the certainty of hanging is able to stop evil.

Will
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Will

Neck stretching is a historically proven deterrent too.

Tionico
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Tionico

Firing squads work, too, and I hold them particularly appropriate for those criminals who used firearms to end the lives of others. Payback in kind is appropriate, and should be accomplished quickly, and publically observed.

jmb1911
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jmb1911

I read an article in the Sunday Star Ledger, edition for Sunday November 17,2019 under the Nation & World page about this tragic shooting, The article was picked up by the wire services, and it is about how detectives are probing to see how this teen got the gun he used. The article further mentions that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s dept. is working with the BATFE to determine whether the gun was made from parts purchased separately them assembled , law enforcement sources told the L A times that such weapons don’t have serial numbers and can be manufactured… Read more »

Possum1500
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Possum1500

The NJ shooting looks like it could be gang/drug related…..how about we start by outlawing gangs and drugs??

Tionico
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Tionico

One CAN purchase all the parts they want online, no record, no background check, no registration… flr ALL the parts EXCEPT ONE… and that is the universally critical part wihtout which there IS no firearm, in fact, by law this one part IS the firearm, even though that part alone cannot fire a single round. That part is called the Receiver, or in most handguns, the Frame. It MUST be serially numbered, sale tracked, NICS, etc. As per usual, the Californa gummit dweebs are lying again. No surprise there….. its a regular habit of theirs. Either lying or ignorance, in… Read more »

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Donald J Trump…What the man said !!!