Democratic Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) told MSNBC yesterday that if we just had more background checks and increased penalties for straw purchasers the Boston Marathon bombing wouldn’t have happened.
“As it stands right now, the next Tamerlan can go to a gun show and buy all the guns he wants, all the weapons he wants, and no problem, no questions asked,” said the ignorant New York lawmaker.
The problem with people like Rep. Maloney is that nothing they say relating to gun control is based in reality. The fact is that the Tsarnaev brothers didn’t even do most of their killing with a gun. According to ABC News, authorities have only recovered a single, semi-automatic, Ruger 9mm pistol to date. The serial number of the pistol had been destroyed, so the gun most likely wasn’t even purchased legally. And you can’t buy the things they used to kill people at the Boston Marathon at a gun show. Maloney’s baloney doesn’t cut the mustard.
Since the Gabriel Giffords, Aurora Colorado, and Newtown shootings, the clamor for guns by law-abiding Americans has soared. The American people don’t want more gun control. Yet, the media and the political hacks all the way up to the White House in the gun control movement continue to tell us that a majority of Americans want the government to take away our guns.
Despite media hysteria, however, the national mood shifted against new federal restrictions. According to Pew, 72% of Republicans, 55% of independents and 27% of Democrats feel protecting gun ownership trumps “controlling guns”.
As American gun ownership hits record highs awareness that “gun control laws” do not keep guns from criminals grows. Sensing this shift, most politicians sprinted from post-Aurora gun control discussions, knowing it was election season poison.
The idiocy has infected every level of government too.
Chicago mayor Richard Daley said that his dilapidated city would “go back to the Old West” after the Supreme Court struck down the city’s draconian gun control laws.
Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis also criticized the decision. “From a law enforcement perspective, this will no doubt make a police officer’s job more challenging than it already is, particularly since a firearm is used in 75 percent of all murders committed in the city of Chicago,” Weis said.
The media was all over the SCOTUS decision predicting anarchy in the streets. In reality, nearly every violent crime – including murder – has dropped since the law was overturned. It was as if criminals became instantly aware that their prey may be armed now.
“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” – Robert A. Heinlein