Georgia – -(AmmoLand.com)- As Georgia authorities are continuing their investigation of eight murders at three different Atlanta-area massage parlors about an hour apart, anti-gun former Democrat President Barack Obama inserted himself into the story via Twitter, calling for “commonsense gun safety laws” as though no gun laws are currently in place.
As if that weren’t enough of political exploitation, the Washington Times is reporting some Democrat lawmakers have “blamed language used by former President Trump and some Republican members of Congress for the Georgia shootings.”
“Reps. Judy Chu of California and Hakeem Jeffries of New York said lawmakers who used terms like ‘China virus’ or ‘Kung Flu’ to describe the coronavirus contributed to discrimination against Asians” who account for a majority of the victims, according to the Washington Times.
“I would encourage members of Congress who continue to use that type of hateful rhetoric [to] cut it out because you also have blood on your hands,” Jeffries stated, according to the Times report.
Yesterday's shootings are another tragic reminder that we have far more work to do to put in place commonsense gun safety laws and root out the pervasive patterns of hatred and violence in our society.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 17, 2021
Police arrested the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long from Woodstock, Ga., scene of the apparent first massage parlor shooting. He was stopped in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta, according to Fox News. Lawmen reportedly recovered a 9mm firearm at the time, but there were apparently no other guns in the car.
That gun, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was purchased just hours before the shooting at Big Woods Goods in Holly Springs, Cherokee County, several miles north of Atlanta. That fact might add momentum to H.R. 1446, the so-called “Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021,” which would extend the time frame for a NICS check from three to ten days. The gun shop is cooperating with investigators, the newspaper said.
But that would not have mattered in this case, because the suspect apparently was cleared for the purchase. However, Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, observed with a roll of the eyes that this detail wouldn’t matter to the gun control crowd in their push to pass a law. Anti-gunners have wanted to pass a waiting period requirement on top of background check laws.
Race does not appear to have been a factor in the attacks, according to an Associated Press report, although six of the eight victims were of Asian descent. The suspect is white. The motive appears to be linked to some sort of “sexual addiction.” Authorities say he acted alone.
Fox News is running a profile piece on the suspect, with statements from former classmates and acquaintances.
That apparently didn’t matter to Obama, whose tweets included this message: “Even as we’ve battled the pandemic, we’ve continued to neglect the longer-lasting epidemic of gun violence in America. Although the shooter’s motive is not yet clear, the identity of the victims underscores an alarming rise in anti-Asian violence that must end.”
Even as we’ve battled the pandemic, we’ve continued to neglect the longer-lasting epidemic of gun violence in America. Although the shooter’s motive is not yet clear, the identity of the victims underscores an alarming rise in anti-Asian violence that must end.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 17, 2021
Federal agents are now reportedly involved in the investigation, according to NBC News, and the White House says Joe Biden is being advised of developments. He served as vice president under Obama.
The former president’s effort to exploit the tragedy is hardly a first. Anti-gunners have long lived by the principle that one should never let a serious crisis go to waste, a philosophy espoused by Rahm Emanuel, who once served as Obama’s chief of staff.
With gun control now in the news following passage of two House background check bills—H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446—and the re-introduction of legislation aimed at banning so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines,” the Atlanta murder spree is certain to raise the stakes on Capitol Hill.
According to the Associated Press, “The attack was the sixth mass killing this year in the U.S., and the deadliest since the August 2019 Dayton killing that took the lives of nine people…It follows a lull during the pandemic in 2020 that had the smallest number mass killings in more than a decade.”
It is not clear what proposed gun control laws might have prevented the Atlanta murders. There are at least three different crime scenes, rather than a single place where all eight victims were killed.
Security camera images apparently of the suspect leaving one of the scenes have been flashed across the Internet, and authorities reported during a Wednesday press briefing that the suspect had admitted to the killings. According to some reports, Long was allegedly heading to Florida where he was apparently planning additional shootings.
The killings occurred at massage parlors in Cherokee County and northeast Atlanta, the Journal-Constitution noted. Long’s hometown of Woodstock lies between Holly Springs and Atlanta along U.S. 525, north of Marietta.
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Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.
Here’s another recent “mass shooting” – don’t you care about these victims?
Illinois already has “common sense gun safety laws.”
Most of the guns used in the violent crimes in the South and West sides of Chicago were purchased in Illinois and then stolen (or purchased by “female acquaintances”). The “gun safety laws” are irrelevant.
Indiana has a much, much lower violent crime rate than the South and West sides of Chicago.
Are you sure the problem is guns?
yes, they are clearly selective in their comments on the loss of lives. leftist controlled cities have a disproportional number of murders. remember that leftists love genocide, whoops, i mean abortion, which kills more black and hispanic people than all other forms of violence.
It’s disappointing that non-totalitarian Republican politicians don’t use data and logic to counter the agenda of totalitarians.
The days of waving a flag and stating “I’m pro military, pro LE, and pro 2nd Amendment, vote for me!” are over.
The people we elected need to get in the game and make an argument.
Some of them don’t because they are just playing their part in the big charade, others don’t because they are incapable of using data, math, and logic to calmly make totalitarians look like fools.
The shooter passed a background check to buy his gun, clearly Obama simply wants to use the blood of victims to harass innocent third parties. He is either as delusional as the shooter or simply another evil Democrat who cares little for the damage his buddies would do to this country.
Barack, Your community organizing consisted of perpetuating the victimhood mentality in high crime neighborhoods. If you had worked with other community leaders on the South and West sides of Chicago, you could have helped improve the dysfunctional micro-culture that is the root cause of so much of the violence in America. No one in America was more perfectly positioned to do this than you. Instead, you played into the race industry and now you have three mansions – all in extremely expensive areas. The money to afford those homes did not come from your presidential salary. Here is the data… Read more »
While my sample size is less than ten, and age may be a factor, nobody else that I have talked to has made the connection to the past that this event brings up. I am referring to the similarity between this shooter’s motives with the character played by Telly Savalas (Archer Maggott) in the movie “The Dirty Dozen.”
One more thing: Piss on Bathhouse Barry.
Notice to Obama: You are irrelevant. Go away.
Nothing matters more to obama and his minions that the narrative and the agenda…obama stands with party lines %100, dems/left/liberals made him what he is today, made him a multi-millionaire, gave him everything, whatever the left wants, obama is ready to deliver…
Obama is A piece of !!!
About 99,999,999 Law Abiding Gun Owning Citizens committed not a single crime that day and yet barky thinks that WE should be punished for what one nut case did. Yep, liberal ‘logic’ at its finest, as usual. Makes about as much sense as taking away my car because my neighbor drove drunk…………..
IMOA, any politician, celebrity or gun control advocate that has or receives any armed security at anytime shouldn’t say anything about gun control.
One word missing and it is an important one so I will mention it. MUSLIM.
Other than Dave, it seems that almost every other story regarding the Atlanta-area shootings seem to refer to the shooting locations as something different, i.e. “massage parlor”, “spa” “resort”, etc. Let’s just call them what they really are: businesses openly providing prostitution. “Massaging” the definition of these businesses is nothing more than the Leftist Libtards way of normalizing and eventually legalizing the sex trade and sex workers, many of which just happen to be asian females. Almost every city and town has these “spas” and it’s common knowledge that the customer’s back isn’t the only part of his anatomy that… Read more »
Yes, and every adult also knows that Santa Claus isn’t the person who puts the presents under the tree.
They may be able to sue for slander if it’s not proven that they are houses of prostitution. Media are merely being prudent.
What new laws would have prevented this? None. He went through a background check and passed. A waiting period would have just postponed it. Magazine restrictions wouldn’t have changed anything. AWB doesn’t even apply here. Maybe Sheila Jackson’s psych eval requirement would have caught him, but..c’mon man.
Let’s see how many Republican politicians raise your good points.
Some people just like taking the trash out. Trash is trash ! Toss it out !
Also, it could have been a lot WORSE had the perpetrator used some other means to kill the people he decided to kill. I’ll take my chances on the streets not being on the receiving end of a gun any day or night before ever allowing firearm banning. I’ll die from heart disease or an intoxicated driver multiple times over before a bullet kills me. Those or even some of these medications Big Pharma loves to push on people. Hell, eating anything from the CEREAL aisle will kill me before a random shooting results in my taking lead.
Where is Obama on all the stories when legal gun owners defend themselves, family and friends from intruders threatening deadly harm. The deadly threat not always being armed with a firearm either. NEVER see him speak about ANY of those hundreds and thousands of self-defense incidents. Obama is a moron.
He has an above average IQ. He is very well educated. He is fairly committed to his cause (which has nothing to do with reducing poverty and violence in predominantly black urban neighborhoods). He is street savvy. He fully understands the issues of crime and gun control. He knows how to manipulate people who are easily manipulated. He lies without hesitation. He wants there to be violence, because he needs violence between non-government employees because that is the justification for gun control laws. He doesn’t want people to defend themselves because that will reduce violence, reduce dependence on the government,… Read more »
The bad guy with a gun…..or the gang member with a gun…. the mentally deficient guy with a gun……or the terribly distraught family member of a gun shooting victim…….or a gun violence survivor……or the Feelz-Gooder Social Do-Gooder….. or the the “hair-on-fire, we’re-all-gonna-die” contingent……or the skin color voter…..are the politician’s easily manipulated Useful Idiot Tools to achieve his power and control agenda. The new agenda for humanity requires that no one will have the capacity to fight back. It has been said: “Our Task of creating a Socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally… Read more »
Yet some people insist on believing Obama’s agenda is the result of stupidity.
Exactly. He’s a Marxist.
Makes you wonder doesn’t it? It’s obvious that it is not just a coincidence because the timing happens to often.
There have been “mass shootings” consistently over the years. Someone once posted that there wasn’t one mass shooting during the Trump administration. The truth is, there were over five dozen:
It’s just that the media only reports incessantly on the “mass shootings” that fit their agenda. That’s why people think Whites commit a disproportionate amount of “mass shootings” (wil tried to advance this lie and then said he didn’t care about numbers when he was called on it).
Some politicians want never-ending gun control because gun ownership by non-government employees poses an obstacle to them.
Other politicians want never-ending gun control because they are populists and want to be re-elected.
Was bojangles dancing with his queen ? He was and is a joke.
Politicians talk about the “broken immigration system”, in efforts to change it for accommodating more illegal migrants. When will the gun rights advocates talk about the broken criminal justice system, to illustrate the stream of miscreants and known criminals being unpunished or mollycoddled by authorities? Calls for gun control are mostly a means of shifting the blame of responsibility for criminal misuse of firearms onto guns themselves. The Democrat Party demands this viewpoint for its members and office holders.
It’s a shame we have to even acknowledge such stupidity (Obama). The timing couldn’t have been better with bills being presented. A quick slam of a door would have easily fixed his sexual perversion. Not a need for shooting people.
If the gun used in the crimes was purchased just hours before he went on the killing spree I am surprised the FFL dealer had any ammo to sell him since it seems to be pretty scarce these days unless you are willing to pay an arm and leg for it.
The shooter is crazy, but the press will say he is racist and the truth will not matter to them.
Most dealers in my area have ammo reserved for new purchases.
This is Just Another Demonrat Inspired/Instigated Shooting to Promote More Gun Control, check out all the other mass shootings and you will find Demonrats at the forefront. O B A M A = One Bad Ass Mistake America……… B I D E N = Best Idiot Demonrats Ever Nominated…….
Tyrants find a disarmed society, to be a more readily compliant society.
Since the beginning of time.
“Even as we’ve battled the pandemic, we’ve continued to neglect the longer-lasting epidemic of politicians with laws in America. Although the shooter’s motive is not yet clear, the identity of Barack Obummer underscores an alarming rise in anti-American Freedoms, Rights, and Liberties.”
There, Obummer, cleared up your thoughts for you.
There is only one way to take back our cuntry from these CRBs, and that is the same way we took it from the Brits!
IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
We are, “circling back around to that”, aren’t we?
Are we ever going to be rid of O’bama and Biden? It is beyond me how a supposedly free, intelligent country can elect two communistic people to be president.
WE ALL NEED TO WORK OUR HARDEST TO KEEP ALL OF OUR FREEDOMS. THEY WANT TO TAKE THEM AWAY!!!
Publicly funded indoctrination…..er, education…..is very effective. Lenin said, “Give me the children and I will transform the country.”
That’s how we got Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson.
How many people were murdered in Chicago this weekend?
Excellent point. Thanks for reading AMMOLAND and sharing!
Three – but the weekend isn’t over yet:
The Democrats created the problem by making life less valuable.
Planned parenthood is the #1 mass murderer in country.
Anti-Asian? Former president 0 ignores the human trafficking of Asian women that brought them here in the first place.
Is there a statute of limitations on Obama’s treasonous actions,
specifically those connected to the 2016 Trump campaign, then
the Ben-Ghazi incident (Did he stand-down rescue efforts ?),
or the last minute Iran cash dump. These few, are representative
of much more, from the serial traitor.
I know George Washington and the “crew” that ran with him didn’t give a shit about any gun laws?
That’s the thing about “tokens”, they’re not the same as real currency.
ETFSC…’Every Town For Sex Control’ or how ’bout MDS…’Mom’s Demand Sex’!!…c’mon bloomberg, get with it!!
Meanwhile more innocent folks were murdered in Chicago over the weekend and not a single word form the WF JV EX POTUS BHO.
He forgot to tell us that gun violence is a national health crisis.
The World Famous JV Ex POTUS has to open his big mouth again.
If the murder used a F-150 to crash into the buildings and kill people, would he demand more Truck Control? Common sense, criminals don’t have any.
“President Barack Obama was born in the United States,” Donald Trump.
Kenya and disguised by Hawaii with a fraudulent birth certificate that wasn’t fraudulently filled out properly if you can even properly fill out a fraudulent un-legal document.
If you have definite proof of a fraudulent birth certificate, why didn’t you bring it up before now?