How long until Obama recognizes the Oregon shooting as a hate crime?
As I noted yesterday, Obama’s interest in shooting deaths is only motivated by his ability to milk sympathy for the victims in order to support more erosion of American liberties. If Obama truly cared about gun violence he’d mention the killing fields of Chicago every once in a while. When the killer is from a group that Obama favors, he tends to say very little. | Read More »
There is Evil, but we no longer know what it looks like
Yesterday, President Barack Obama called for the politicization of the Oregon tragedy. We should absolutely politicize these tragedies, he argues, in order to affect real, meaningful change in society. And thus goes the typical logic of the extreme liberal, who truly believes society’s ills can be legislated away. But evil cannot simply be wished away with some sort of legalspeak enchantment wild voodoo lawyers recite around | Read More »
Obama: Mass shootings are ‘something we should politicize’
I am not making this up. Thirteen people are dead and over twenty injured (this number is in flux as I write) in a spree shooting at Umpqua Community College and the first thing out of Rabble-Rouser-in-Chief Barack Obama’s mouth are about gun control. In what approached the status of spittle-flecked rant, Obama said, “This is something that should be politicized. It is relevant to | Read More »
Close to Home
Last week, a man with a history of mental health issues opened fire in a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Two women were killed, several more were injured, and he took his own life when he saw there was no way out. It appears as though he had planned to escape, using a car he left near the scene, and it is likely more attacks may | Read More »
The Conversation We Won’t Have
Dylann Roof appears more evil than disturbed. Perhaps he had mental health issues. But at some point we just need to call him evil. White supremacy and segregation are evils. He appears to have believed in both. People who believe in white supremacy and segregation do not have to suffer from mental health, but do in all cases have to be evil. As Louisiana Governor | Read More »
Taking the Bait and Blaming the Victim
Yesterday, just outside of Dallas, Texas, two shooters attacked an art exhibit that was displaying parody images of Muhammad. Normal people were appalled at the atrocity, and several more knew that the phrase “Don’t Mess With Texas” was more than just words. The response to this shooting in Texas by the Left, however, is truly weird to watch. Many have said, essentially, that the art | Read More »
We Have Dead White Kids Too
Must we have a dead white kid? My friend Erick Erickson asked that question today in light of the turmoil going on in Ferguson, MO (http://www.redstate.com/2014/08/15/must-we-have-a-dead-white-kid/). Good question. Easy answer: We have dead white kids too. In Eurahlee, GA, on the evening of Feb. 14, 2014, a Eurahlee police officer knocked on the door. Officer Beth Gatny had in her hand an arrest warrant for | Read More »
Philly doctor Lee Silverman shoots murderer at ‘gun-free’ hospital.
It turns out that if you let responsible people have access to their guns, they can use them appropriately when a maniac shows up.
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Disarming soldiers on base does not prevent shootings.
This sounds like the standard scenario: assailant goes to a firearms-restricted area with an unauthorized gun, shoots people until confronted by somebody who is also armed with a gun, and then the assailant shoots himself to avoid capture. The major differences this time are that the firearms-restricted area was Fort Hood (which had been hit by a thankfully-rare domestic jihadist five years ago), and that | Read More »
Another politicization of a tragic case
By now, we know the story of Chris Lane. An Australian native and baseball player in Oklahoma was shot and killed by three “bored” teens. Christopher Lane, who was visiting the town of Duncan where his girlfriend and her family live, had passed a home where the boys were staying and that apparently led to him being gunned down at random, Police Chief Danny Ford | Read More »
He was Once a ‘Good Guy’…Christopher Dorner’s Revenge Spree
Southern California law enforcement are currently on the track of a man who has allegedly killed a handful of people on a revenge-seeking killing spree. The spree began last week and shortly afterward Dorner posted what is purported by the LAPD to be his manifesto on Facebook. Entire manifesto as released by LAPD can be found here… During the first half of his manifesto Christopher | Read More »
, assault weapon ban
, Christopher Dorner
, gun ban
, Gun control
, National Rifle Association
, Sandy Hook
, Soledad O'Brien
, Virginia Tech
, Wolf Blitzer
Shooting All The Time
“I go shooting all the time.” Right, because 2nd amendment is about shooting sports and hunting. He just seems like a regular gun loving guy like anyone else, doesn’t he? Remember this one: “I swear to… preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Ha! This guys got a million of ’em.
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The Frightening Reality of Humanity
It’s easy to declare the massacre in Newton Connecticut as an act of pure evil. It’s easy to lay blame on the weapon. It’s easy to react in emotional absolutes to such an awful tragedy. The brass tacks answer, if there is one, is found in the complexities and the frailties of the human condition. It’s easy to make simple and absolute declarations but I’m | Read More »
Newtown through the Prism of Social Conservatism
This post is an expansion of a post I did on my FaceBook, so some of it may be a little redundant, but I want to expound on this further. For those of you who don’t know my back ground: I am the father of three daughters, one of which turns two tomorrow. I am the uncle to 5 boys, and one girl. My wife | Read More »
Firearms in Public Schools?
Like, well, every decent human being on the planet, I too am sickened by the shootings in Connecticut today. I find myself overwhelmed with grief at times when thinking or talking about the tragedy. With the murder of 20 small children, this strikes me as the most horrific shooting tragedy of my lifetime. I yearn for some way to help even one of these grieving | Read More »