Boulder Murders Bring Demands for Gun Control Before Facts are Known

Men with guns stopped the attack. (A King Soopers in Denver/Plazak, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- Very little is know about Monday’s killings at the King Soopers in Boulder. 10 people have been killed, including a brave police officer who was first on the scene of the shooting. The suspect reportedly had an “AR-style” rifle.

A “news report” from Insider Intelligence, which bills itself as “a leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation,” demonstrates the “objectivity” those who advocate for the right of the people to keep and bear arms will be able to expect.

“’When it’s your family, you feel it:’ Colorado supermarket shooting witness says incident calls for gun control,” the headline reads. “A witness to the Colorado supermarket shooting said the incident was a ‘big pitch for gun control.’”

What kind of “gun control”?

What is being proposed that would have prevented this evil crime, and what facts will corroborate that contention beyond feelings? For that matter, since the witness is unidentified, it would be instructive to learn what his sentiments on armed citizens were before the rampage.

For its part, Insider provides some examples of gun laws that could be imposed.

“Colorado is a shall-issue state, and residents can get concealed carry permits from their local sheriff’s offices. There are currently no purchase permit or firearm registration requirements for handguns.”

Those who can provide examples of defensive gun use, including personal ones. Besides, according to reports, an “AR-style” rifle was used, making that argument irrelevant.

Insider was working up to that.

“Boulder enacted two ordinances that banned possessing or selling assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. However, Colorado’s state government prohibits local governments from passing their own gun control measures, and those ordinances were both overturned…”

No one really believes patchwork quilt ordinances would have any impact on someone deranged and evil enough to murder unsuspecting human beings. “May issue” carry permits won’t stop such monsters, nor will requirements that the “law-abiding” register guns, or prohibitions on owning semiautos and standard capacity magazines.

So what it is those crying “Something must be done!” really want? What would “work,” and make the Michael Bloombergs of the world declare “Enough”?

What we know is nothing would work or ever be enough. If citizen disarmament could be achieved, history shows us what can be expected from monopolies of violence.

That doesn’t matter to those out there, “activists,” politicians, and the media, ginning up demands and making “the big pitch for gun control.” The Atlanta murders, and now this, have set a stage for that, and it’s incumbent on every gun owner who refuses to be blamed for the actions of lunatics to demand real solutions, starting with keeping those who can’t be trusted with a gun away from the rest of us.

Some of us have been wondering what it will take to get “moderate” Republicans to throw gun owners under the bus, and incidents like this being exploited to fan the flames are what can do it. For right now, while we’re waiting to see how this latest incident will play out as more information becomes known, there are some things we can do that will take less time than reading an AmmoLand article.

If you have state and/or national Republican legislators (Democrats will typically be against you), contact them and tell them you refuse to be scapegoated, you will tolerate no resulting gun laws, and you will remember how they vote at election time.

This just came in as I was preparing the article:

“Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold also identified the suspect as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa from Arvada. Authorities said there is an extensive investigation into his background, but that he has lived in the U.S. for most of his life.”

That opens the door to another set of questions altogether.


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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hippybiker
hippybiker
1 month ago

From what I understand. The mealy mouthed mad mommies convinced Kroger, the parent company of this market to declare their stores “Gun Free Zones”! The6 have a lot of blood on their hands!

Get Out
Get Out
1 month ago

We have another shooter that is known to the FBI. How many times have we heard this about other shooters, they’re known to have phycological issues, known to school officials, known to local LEO’s, known to the FBI? Yet, not one of these agencies put their names on a watch list.

Westerner
Westerner
1 month ago

Considering the timing of both shootings and the passing of 2 anti-gun bills by the House, I’m yelling FALSE FLAG! Time to get hold of your senators and explain that they are not to vote “their conscience” or vote for “reasonable gun laws”, they are there to vote the way their constituents want them to vote. End with telling them that not only will they lose your vote, you will ACTIVELY campaign against them.
Additionally, watch for an even more horrendous episode. Just say’in

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RayJN
RayJN
1 month ago
Reply to  Westerner

Never let a crisis go to waste!

toomanyhobbies
toomanyhobbies
1 month ago

A typical COMMIE libtard, never let a good tragedy go to waste.

incorrigible
incorrigible
1 month ago

Can anyone imagine this happening at Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado???

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
1 month ago
Reply to  incorrigible

WB? Welcome back!

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
1 month ago
Reply to  incorrigible

NEW person using Wild Bill’s handle.

EVERYBODY – Be aware, THIS NOT WILD Bill.
WB wants to keep his handle.
I’ll let you know when the REAL WB comes back on-line.
There is a glitch in the system that allows duplicate names, Terry has the same problem.

Wass
Wass
1 month ago

It’s instructive, the demand for immediate gun control by pols and mass media, falls almost on the same day, the governor of Virginia will sign the bill, passed in the barely majority Democrat legislature, abolishing capital punishment. Why is never the emphasis, by Dems, to punish those responsible for gun crimes, instead of calling to ban a product owned by hundred of millions of law-abiding Americans?

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StLPro2A
StLPro2A
1 month ago

 “Gun violence” must be controlled. We should try a law…..How about God’s “Thou Shalt Not Kill.” Ooops, tried that, didn’t work. How about man’s Murder 1; Murder 2; Manslaughter. There that will do it. Ooops, those didn’t work. Let’s try 22,000+ laws against the “….shall not be infringed.” of The Second Amendment. There, that will surely do it. Ooops, didn’t. Well, maybe just one more law from “take them all if I could” Bitter Angry FineStain, “Never worked a day in my life” Bolshevik Bernie, Ole Creepy, Sleepy, Senile, Fire Two Blasts In The Air Joey, “Hell yes” Butto O’Dork, “in… Read more »

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hoss
hoss
1 month ago

Big surprise, once again an individual that the highly esteemed federal bureau of incompetence was aware of, is involved in a false flag op. Anything to further the anti gun agenda of the CRBs.
Democrats, and the CCP, welcome to the United States of Traitors.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago

Biden needs to “do something” about this violent, dysfunctional micro-culture:

https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/at-least-10-people-shot-2-killed-in-mass-shooting-on-south-side/

It doesn’t require any taxpayer money, it doesn’t require any new laws, and the solution does not involve the use of firearms.

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Rodoeo
Rodoeo
1 month ago

Most of these shootings have a few things in common. Mostly young people, mostly angry liberal types, and mostly people who had no exposure to firearms shortly before the shootings. How many had actually bought the weapon days, or months prior? Many of them. Maybe if we had firearm courses and training in public school (GOD FORBID) explaining the proper safety and respect you should give firearms we’d have less of these mass shootings? Just a thought…

Rowboat
Rowboat
1 month ago

Anyone notice that more Americans are killed by Muslims here in the U.S. then in Afghanistan and Iraq combined ?
Houston, I think we have a jihadi problem.

UncAl
UncAl
1 month ago

Come on Joey, just one “STROKE”; oh sorry!

Vern
Vern
1 month ago

The killer is muslim, and he is an immigrant. But, the left, as usual, have once again used the idea that he is one with a mental disability. Has anyone noticed the left treats every muslim shooter with the same disorder? the democrats are in bed with the CCP and any terrorist group alined with iran. Their goal is to disarm the American people so our enemies won’t be hurt as they walk in with the help of the democrats to take over the country. Then the highly intelligent democrats expect our enemies to just hand the country back to… Read more »

Buster
Buster
1 month ago

Our manipulated President is screaming gun ban.

Do it, Joe. Use your executive power. Let’s get the matter settled.

swmft
swmft
1 month ago

you could require all adults have training, so more people would carry and yes a shooter might kill one or two but they would be three. bolder is liberals so no surprise no one was armed

Arny
Arny
1 month ago

He’s a immigrant. So to lump all gun owners as one, we should list all immigrants as one. There goes the DNC voter base. This would also solve the border crisis. Need for judicial. Hell it looks like a win for citizens financially. END IMMIGRATION we can’t afford another life taken by immigrants. And while we’re at it. Let’s get rid of the INCOMPETENT FIB. This fits the recurring theme of on their radar. lol https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/03/23/here-we-go-fbi-knew-boulder-colorado-suspect-identity-prior-to-shooting/
https://www.the-sun.com/news/2567971/boulder-shooter-ahmad-alissa-known-fbi/

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ChootEm
ChootEm
1 month ago

The gun didn’t pull it’s own trigger…

You cannot legislate the evil that exists in someone’s mind.

Had some law abiding citizen been packing, he/she could have shot back in defense.

PAF145
PAF145
1 month ago

This animal should not have been taken alive

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

In their rush to judgement progressive opinion leaders show one clear trend. They lack judgement.

TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable
1 month ago

Yet another islamic mass murderer who will called everything but a muslim by the authorities. They want to ban the inanimate objects without addressing the culture that gave evil effect and purpose to those inanimate objects. Also, the grocery store is confirmed to have been a “gun free” or “murder friendly” zone. But no one will talk about that, either.

Ram
Ram
1 month ago

JSNMGC, and buzzsaw,
I suggest you read “Why Meadow Died” written by Andrew Pollack
and Max Eden. Meadow was a student, and a fatality at Marjory
Stoneman-Douglas (Parkland) HS. Andrew Pollack is Meadow’s
father. Andrew’s research is quite extensive, and sets ultimate
responsibility at the feet of bureaucratic mindset, and Obama / Biden
programs that enhanced real estate values by not recording actual
crime. The programs were utilized across the nation, potentially
fomenting other such horror shows.

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JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  Ram

I will. Thank you.

Mack
Mack
1 month ago

The ‘Biden/Harris’ administration announced this afternoon that Biden ‘may’ consider executive action on gun bans.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/psaki-biden-considering-executive-action-on-guns

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago

What someone on AR15.com wrote:

“An ISIS terrorist attacks unarmed Americans on American soil and the president of the United States uses that attack as an excuse to disarm the victims and their families of such attacks? Whose side is he on?”

Of course we all know that leftists are not mentally well and they prove it every day so what else is new.

Mack
Mack
1 month ago

Be very careful. His actual name is:

Ahmad Al-Issa

He is a Muslim. The Left are trying to ‘sanitize’ his name.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

The people screaming the loudest for more gun control or outright bans are the same people who thinks it’s okay for abortions to be legal.
What a pile of dog crap these people are, you can kill unborn babies but I’m not going to be allowed the firearm of my choice for protection.
The people who do these random shootings are criminals and some are crazy, this one in Colorado who is a suspect has a middle eastern name, could he be a terrorist? Time will tell.

macdog
macdog
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

I am guessing his alleged pro islamic postings and his “friend’s” association, other related findings will be buried (because it doesn’t fit the true lefty agenda). And ahmad al-issa will be categorized too mentally unstable to face terrorist and murder charges. Instead of this POS being perp walked to the gallows for immediate sentencing and immediate relief of his internal agony.

Where was his family, “when they were seeing potential problems and them stepping up to authorities to impose our infamous red flag”.

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Mack
Mack
1 month ago

Part 2:

If you want the truth and the facts, go here:

https://www.jihadwatch.org/

Mack
Mack
1 month ago

Part 1:

If you want the truth and the facts, go here:

https://gellerreport.com/

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago

Ah yes, the zealot raghead. A pox on “Allah’s” house.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago

Fox News talking heads:
“powerful weapons”
“again and again people getting their hands on . . . ”

Last night, one of their reporters referred to “automatic rifle” – Sean Hannity didn’t even blink, didn’t question the person, didn’t point out that AR15s are semi-automatic. Sean did point out again (for the millionth time) that he is a “marksman.”

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago

Biden is lying right now (9:00 am 3/23/21) about the need for more gun control laws, will Boebert give a rebuttal?

What has she done to “fight for our rights?”

Autsin Miller III
Autsin Miller III
1 month ago

Anyone else find it coincidental that we haven’t had mass shootings for a while until the demoncrats want to push a gun control bill?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago

Two weeks after the Parkland Shooting, Republicans pushed for yet more gun control laws:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?441884-1/president-trump-calls-comprehensive-gun-bill

buzzsaw
buzzsaw
1 month ago

Not only that, but whenever something we would like, such as Hearing Protection Act or National Reciprocity, looked like it might move forward in Congress, we would have a mass shooting. Although I believe these shootings, the dead, and their loved ones are all real, I believe the lunatic perpetrators are being groomed and encouraged for this in some way.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  buzzsaw

Do you think Trump groomed and encouraged the Parkland murderer to help him push for more gun control?

buzzsaw
buzzsaw
1 month ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

No. I don’t know who would be behind these events, or if it really is a conspiracy, but it does seem to happen at the most inopportune times. Not that there is ever a good time for murder.

It seems like I would hear on the news that some pro-gun rights legislation was moving forward, and next thing you hear is a mass shooting has happened somewhere. Stops the legislation cold every time.

It just seems like it’s too frequent for mere coincidence.

Riverwolf
Riverwolf
1 month ago
Reply to  buzzsaw

I have never been a conspiracy theorist. However, Bad things are done by bad people. The fact that they are done at the times when they will get the most attention does seem a little far fetched. Every time they have a big gun control bill up for discussion something like this happens, usually multiple times. Surely there is no conspiracy. There is no one working for the Government that truly doesn’t have the citizens interests at heart instead of their own. Don’t you trust them? Why they would never break the law or be corrupted. They are all destined… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  Riverwolf

– Mass public shooters may be crazy, but on average they are of near average intelligence.

Don’t you think they themselves are unable to determine when their evil acts will have the largest impact? Aren’t impact and media attention among their goals?

I would expect independent, evil people to perform their evil acts at precisely the worst possible time for the rest of us. No conspiracy needed.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  buzzsaw

Two weeks after the Parkland murders, Trump pushed more gun control. Using your logic (and that of numerous other people who are posting conspiracy theories), doesn’t that mean Trump was behind the Parkland murders? How could it be a coincidence that just two weeks after the murders he met with anti-gun Republican and Democrat legislators?

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buzzsaw
buzzsaw
1 month ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

No. Trump was not behind the Parkland massacre. If there were any credible evidence that he was, no doubt the Democrats would have impeached him for that, too. Trump was misguided in pushing for more gun control. There is likely no conspiracy, though neither I nor anyone else can prove such a negative statement. Considering how much these events play into the hands of the gun grabbers, there doesn’t need to be any. As far as the news coverage is concerned, the old adage applies—If it bleeds, it leads. And, presumably, the less it bleeds, the less it leads, so… Read more »

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JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  buzzsaw

The conspiracy theory looks ridiculous when turned around, doesn’t it? There have been “mass shootings” regularly for a long time. Some of them are covered incessantly by the media, but most are not. In Chicago alone, just in 2020, there were 162 “mass shootings,” do you remember them being covered by the national media? 15 shot: 1 8 shot: 1 7 shot: 1 6 shot: 9 5 shot: 14 4 shot: 30 3 shot: 106 https://heyjackass.com/category/2020/ In 2020, there were 792 homicides just in Chicago (and predominately in certain neighborhoods on the South and West sides). The murder and non-negligent… Read more »

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
1 month ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

And those crime stats are never used in pushing “gun control”, neither are they used to point out the uselessness of “gun control”.