Anti-Gunners led by Biden & Newsom, Quick to Exploit Sacramento

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden and California Gov. Gavin Newsom were quick to exploit the deadly mass shooting incident in Sacramento early Sunday morning that left six dead and a dozen people wounded, with Biden declaring in a statement “Ban ghost guns. Require background checks for all gun sales.”

But according to CNN, the single firearm recovered at the scene was a stolen handgun. There would have been no background check for that pistol.

It is not clear what other firearms were involved in the 2 a.m. shooting, so there is currently no way of knowing whether any were so-called “ghost guns,” or whether any were obtained, or even carried, legally. California is one of a handful of states with “may issue” concealed carry, and it is not easy to obtain a carry permit.

What is known is that Biden, a perennial anti-gun Democrat since first arriving on Capitol Hill about 50 years ago, used the incident to trot out his gun control wish list. Even Fox News headlined its story, “Biden uses Sacramento shooting to push gun control agenda.”

“Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Biden insisted in his statement. “Repeal gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability. Pass my budget proposal, which would give cities more of the funding they need to fund the police and fund the crime prevention and intervention strategies that can make our cities safer. These are just a few of the steps Congress urgently needs to take to save lives.”

Newsom, also a Democrat, called the Sacramento shooting “yet another horrendous act of gun violence,” blaming firearms instead of the people who used them to cause the mayhem.

And Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, another Democrat, blamed the country.

“It is beyond time to have a sane conversation (about) guns in America. We have a sickness — it’s a sickness in our country, it’s a sickness in our culture,” Steinberg reportedly said.

As the New York Times reported, “Many state officials seized on the weekend’s shooting to renew calls for legislation targeting gun violence.”

Sacramento Police Chief Katherine Lester told reporters that investigators have confirmed that more than one shooter was involved. However, according to KCRA News, “Lester did not give specifics on the type of guns used and details about possible suspects.”

Police are asking for any videos taken during the wild shooting.

In his statement, Biden said his administration “has taken historic executive action to implement my comprehensive gun crime reduction strategy,” which critics contend is actually a “gun reduction” strategy.

Cal Matters.org noted, “there’s no clear consensus on the best way to address gun violence. While some are calling for a beefed-up law enforcement presence, others, like Sacramento City Councilmember Katie Valenzuela, who represents the downtown district where the mass shooting occurred, said that wouldn’t necessarily stop the violence.”

Perhaps the Sacramento Bee put the debate in proper perspective with the first two paragraphs of a story posted late Sunday night.

“They’ve banned high-capacity magazines and cracked down on assault weapons,” the newspaper reported. “They’ve made it so Californians have to pass a background check to purchase a gun and ammunition. They’ve prohibited buyers from having ammo or ‘ghost’ gun parts shipped directly to their homes.

“When it comes to gun laws, California’s legislators have passed some of the most stringent regulations in the country, checking off nearly every box on national gun control advocates’ wishlist,” the story said.

Unlike other news coverage, the Bee report quoted Sam Paredes, head of Gun Owners of California, who was blunt.

“Here in California, we have done everything we could possibly do to control guns,” Paredes reportedly observed. “Everything short of banning (guns), and they know they can’t do that… Is it mental? Economic? Medical? What is it? They won’t go there. Their knee-jerk reaction is to go after guns.”

That the only firearm recovered at the crime scene turned out to have been stolen should suggest the perpetrators may already have criminal backgrounds. AmmoLand correspondent David Codrea wrote, “Any doubts when they catch the perp(s) we’ll also see criminal records?”

The bottom line for the Second Amendment community is that this mayhem happened in California, where gun control advocates have held the reins for decades, promising with each new restriction on law-abiding gun owners that the new law would reduce so-called “gun violence.” Data from the annual FBI Uniform Crime Report says otherwise.

In 2020, the most recent year for which data is available, there were more than 2,200 homicides in the Golden State including 1,032 involving handguns, but only 41 involving rifles of any kind, and 31 reportedly involving shotguns. In 501 cases, the type of firearm was not reported.

In 2019, the FBI report logged 1,679 slayings including 1,142 involving firearms. Of those, 762 reportedly involved handguns, 34 involving rifles and 26 committed with shotguns. In 320 cases, the type of firearm was unknown.

Even in the most populous state in the nation, that kind of body count two years in a row strongly suggests strict gun control laws already on the books have failed.

What remains is for the gun prohibition lobby to continue exploiting each successive gun-related homicide without acknowledging the laws they previously demanded have not lived up to their promises.

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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.

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Big George

I’m still waiting for the SPD Chief to provide the suspect information, especially since they’ve now arrested THREE suspects! I’ll take a stab in the dark here and try NOT to violate any Ammoland PC protocol, but MY guess is Daviyonne, Dandrae & Smiley just might have…maybe…criminal
records?!

MP71

Although it was somewhat refreshing to see anyone in mainstream media asking the questions posed on the referenced story, the authors didn’t go far enough. It would have been great to see at least a little scrutiny of the failures of policy and the criminal justice system that have lead up to this. One can dream.

Big George

Well, since the SPD Chief is slow-walking the gun(s) and suspect(s) information, I’ll assume that neither will fit their worn-out play book narrative.

Wass

Usually, when gun controllers are confronted with the fact that some states, like California, experience high levels of gun crime, despite very strict gun regulations, the retort is often: “You need to apply gun control throughout the country, for it to be truly effective.” Well, look south to Mexico. There, the entire country implemented every gun grabbers dream. See how well it worked there.

StLPro2A

Strict gun control has proven effective in Russia, China, Venezuela, Cambodia, Mexico…….effective in protecting government agents, and contributing to 10s of millions of unarmed citizens being killed by armed government gents. The Sacramento shooting, just anther Useful Idiot rationale for Libturds’ control of law abiding citizens.

Montana454Casull

Yes Dave I have assumed he was a liberal and I may be wrong but from what I hear most conservatives have already fled the state for a freedom loving state. There is also a slight tone of sarcasm in my post due to the current lack of reality that exists in Cailfornia among the leaders there in the land of fruit and nuts . Dope syringes being deposited on the streets and people crapping on the streets does not sound like utopia to me !

nrringlee

Nowhere will the Progressive New Left political types address the general failure of ‘gang control’ in the mix nor will the Soviet press corps of Kalifornia. In 2015 Sheriff John McMann of San Bernardino County addressed the massive release of state convicts and the no bail release policies in Kalifornia as the key source of a dramatic crime increase in his county. That was in 2016. In the next 6 years those failed (progressive) policies have accelerated and as the population of criminal illegal aliens. But no mention of those contributing factors. Delf-delusion is the driving force in Progressive New… Read more »

Montana454Casull

California’s over reaching gun laws appear to be a complete failure. The only people committing violent crimes and possessing illegal guns in California appear to be lawless Democrats . These people committing these crimes are most likely unhinged liberals who believe the laws apply to everyone but them . Gun free zones create victims out of lawbiding citizens and embolden criminals . The whole damn state of California has become a safe haven for criminal elements to prosper due to thier denial of reality . They like too live in a make believe world in the land of fruits and… Read more »

Wild Bill

Working the problem backwards, that is taking note of how many from the democrat party get convicted or participate in distasteful activities may not be entirely accurate, but it is suggestive. Maybe we should ask the arrestees their party affiliation … at booking!

nrringlee

The criminals are the problem but the criminals do not create the problem. Failure to address violent criminal behavior by timely arrest, conviction and incarceration is the problem. Disarming law abiding people in the name of ‘public safety’ only creates more potential victms. The case is clear. How gang bangers vote is not the issue. How the legislature votes on criminal justice issues is the issue.

Green Mtn. Boy

Can’t let truth and facts get in the way of selling the civilian disarmament agenda, now can they.

GeniusJoe

No description of the shooters still?? I am going to take a wild guess…

GeniusJoe

Oh crap 51 minutes ago on CNN:

“Dandrae Martin, 26, was identified as a ‘related suspect’ ”

“Dandrae” eh? Shocker.

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PrivateCitizen

Yup, a repeat offender.
https://www.kcra.com/article/sacramento-shooting-arrest-downtown-k-street-police/39629724
Jail is not the solution, neither are gun free zones, nor gun part and type restrictions. Armed lawful citizens, defending themselves effectively, stops the problem dead in its tracks.

Doubt if most of the victims would be found to be law abiding citizens either. Gang on gang. That in itself maybe a solution looking for a problem. Less mouths to feed in prison.

Last edited 1 month ago by PrivateCitizen
swmft

darker than me not Native American,or mix
from the names and pictures, rival gangs one latin one black start of a turf war?

Last edited 1 month ago by swmft
nrringlee

Gang violence. Not ‘gun’ violence. Kalifornia is being taken over by violent street gangs who are in the business of organized crime. This is a turf war over who gets the corners to corner the market on drug sales. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result each time. The Progressive New Left is composed of those who struggle with math and struggle with concepts like the Scientific Method. It is the Progressive New Left who run the state and they are running the state of kalifornia in to a… Read more »

musicman44mag

It is beyond time to have a sane conversation (about) guns in America. We have a sickness — it’s a sickness in our country, it’s a sickness in our culture,” Steinberg reportedly said. He is absolutely correct when it comes to a sickness in America and it’s not guns. It’s learning left leaning teachings in school, media, movies and our news on a daily basis. Thinking that taking away something from someone will end it’s existence is not rational thinking. Killing God’s children is not a rational thought. Thinking that you are what ever you want to be and not… Read more »

Wild Bill

And stop legalizing perversion, too!

Terry

Well, damn WB. Then 90% of democrats would be in jail. Hey, not a bad idea!

Wild Bill

Perverts banding together to pervert representative democracy and eliminate malum in se crimes. Hmmm maybe that is how the democrat party got stolen!
How are you doing this fine Texas morning?!

Last edited 1 month ago by Wild Bill
swmft

hello we would have to support them, work camps no jails

Heed_the_Call-up

Work camps or baby factories tied to welfare, free housing, food stamps, etc.? Hmmm…

TexasGunCents

If you had said politicians, I would agree. Plenty of Rs also show their true colors once elected.

Wild Bill

Yes, that is true, too, but party for party I am thinking that the democrat party has more of those kinds of groups and they now control that party.
Having said that, I am forced to conclude that We the People keep sending the worst to the District of Corruption, election after election because we don’t want those people … around us.