This past holiday week seemed full of tragic stories. We all know bad things happen to good people, but it always seems more poignant at this time of year. A particularly senseless murder occurred here in Washington State yesterday, and unfortunately, Liberals couldn't wait to use it as an opportunity to criticize a law they don't like and try to advance their "lack of logic mentality".
Apparently, a female park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park was shot and killed by a suspect running from the law. It was pretty much in cold blood, as she didn't even get a chance to get out of her vehicle. All they were stopping him for was to ask him to chain up his tires. I believe he was found dead today in the snow, a likely victim of hypothermia. Good riddance!
Judging by photos of the suspect on line, he was some kind of gun nut posing with large weapons and questionably large bullet magazines. He was the suspect in a shooting in Seattle where at least four people were injured, and apparently only stopped shooting when someone at the house returned fire.
Now let's look at a Liberal biased media take from an Associated Press article posted today which said in part:
The shooting renewed debate about a federal law that made it legal for people to take loaded weapons into Mount Rainier. The 2010 law made possession of firearms in national parks subject to state gun laws.
Bill Wade, the outgoing chair of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, said Congress should be regretting its decision to allow loaded weapons in national parks.
He called Sunday's fatal shooting a tragedy that could have been prevented. He hopes Congress will reconsider the law that took effect in early 2010, but doubts that will happen in today's political climate.
Yeah, see this makes so much sense to me because I know if only it were illegal to take those weapons into Rainier National Park, this mad dog killer would have clearly stopped at the check point and surrendered them to authorities.
I am no gun nut. I have never owned a gun and probably never will. However, I believe that wide spread LEGAL gun ownership is not a bad thing, and actually has some benefits. One thing I know for sure is that no law written has ever stopped a lawless person from carrying out their intended crime. Anyone who believes otherwise, or thinks you can eliminate gun crimes by making them unlawful is a fool.
One more thing: Please don't use the tragic, senseless murder of a young mother of two in an attempt to vindicate faulty, irrational thinking or to forward a screwy political agenda. Shame on you!
Originally posted on 01/02/2012 at ConservativeCompass.com