AFTER CHARLESTON, ANOTHER ANTI-GUN CRUSADE IS UNDERWAY …
|| By FITSNEWS || The blood spilled during a murderous rampage at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. has scarcely dried, but Democratic politicians are already pouncing on the tragedy as an excuse to limit the constitutionally protected right of American citizens to bear arms.
“We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun,” U.S. president Barack Obama said during a press briefing in Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile across the country Hillary Clinton – the presumed Democratic nominee and favorite to follow Obama into office in 2016 – called for the country to examine “hard truths” related to gun violence.
“We have to face hard truths about race, violence, guns and divisions,” Clinton said during a speech in California. “How many innocent people in our country – from little children, church members to movie theater attendees – how many people do we need to see cut down before we act?”
“Let’s unite in partnership, not just to talk but to act,” Clinton added, although she did not offer any specific proposals to accompany her rhetoric.
Around 9:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, a suspect believed to be 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof – who is white – opened fire on black parishioners at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. Nine people including the church’s pastor – S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney – were killed during the attack.
(For more on Roof, click here).
This website condemns Obama and Clinton’s assault on the Second Amendment. In fact we condemn it every bit as strongly as we condemn the deplorable violence which precipitated it.
As we’ve repeatedly pointed out, elevated levels of firearm ownership translate into less crime. For those of you slow on the uptake or wrapped up in the emotion of the moment, we’ll repeat: More guns = less crime.
The senseless slaughter of nine people in Charleston is a terrible tragedy. And it does require us to confront many “hard truths.”
But attacking the ability of people to defend themselves against armed aggressors is not the answer … unless of course the objective is to increase the frequency and severity of such attacks.
This may not be the popular view in light of current events, but it remains the right one …