After every mass shooting, liberal Democrats begin the rhetorical mantra, chanting the need for more gun control laws. They claim that we need more law to reduce mass shootings and gun violence.
In 1968, Democrats controlled the House, Senate and White House and they passed the Gun Control Act of 1968, in an attempt to curb gun violence. It’s interesting that many proponents for more gun control laws use figures that start around 1968, but they fail to mention the federal Gun Control Act passed that year.
While they point to an ever-increasing number of mass shootings, they don’t tell you that since the 1968 federal gun control law, there have been about 20,000 gun control laws passed nationwide, but it seems they aren’t doing anything except making more victims of the American people.
(The Shooting Wire) – Since the latest criminal outrage, we’ve heard over and over about how something must be done: new laws, enhancing existing laws, creating new taxes, gun and magazine bans – the list goes on.
Those who are on defense point out the specifics of the present case – something no one wants to hear – even though those who grab onto incidents of criminal homicide as a means to restrict civil rights base their arguments on that present case.
A few points should be pondered.
To start with, the idiocy of “Nothing’s been done” type statements — around 20,000 new gun laws have been produced since the federal insanity of the 1968 Gun Control Act — and you think more laws will prevent the lawless acts of a few?
Uh, no. Crime, according to an online dictionary, is “an action or an instance of negligence that is deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals or to the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited.” An action deemed injurious goes to intention: that is, the Florida puke intended to do an act causing harm, to wit shoot people with a firearm…
What the gun control fanatics also don’t tell you is that during Bill Clinton’s presidency, Democrats passed a gun ban on a number of types of guns. While that gun ban was in effect, two students loaded up guns, packed explosives and knives, went to school and proceeded to kill 13 fellow students and wound about 2 dozen more before turning their guns on themselves. This happened on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School, a time Clinton’s gun ban was still in place.