If only there was a law against murder, all of these killings would stop.
As we all know, depending on the jurisdiction there are multiple statutes against different types of murder, conspiring to murder, using certain implements to murder, depraved indifference to murder and so on. Yet, it continues to happen.
Never Let A Tragedy Go To Waste
The anti-2A agenda takes every opportunity to call for “common sense” gun control measures, including the most recent horrible murders, where the perpetrators took advantage of social media to spread their agendas of hate.
In the case of the Charleston church murderer, Dylann Roof, the government failed to enforce current legislation by allowing him to purchase a gun in spite of a drug arrest. More recently, Virginia murderer Bryce Williams purchased his gun legally. Yet, none of the current, or proposed firearms legislation would have prevented either of those fiends from violating one of the most fundamental precepts of modern society, “Thou Shalt Not Kill.”
Murder, It’s Illegal, And Yet They Persist
Despite the quote I led the story with, murder is already against the law. Short of developing crime precognition and arresting those who plan to kill, there are no laws that will stop a determined murderer. If they ignore our most basic laws and the sanctity of life, why would we ever expect them to obey gun laws?
Individual responsibility was long the cornerstone of our country’s strength. Now, we have a very vocal element of our society that doesn’t want to hold the individual responsible. Instead, they’d rather blame inanimate objects; like guns and knives, as if the evildoer were the victim.
I personally don’t believe that anyone who commits murder is in their right mind, but that doesn’t mean they are insane either. Conversely, one can be certifiable, unaware of the consequences of their actions, and still do things that are against the law. To be sure, most perpetrators know exactly what they are up to, but the punishment associated with murder doesn’t deter them. We can’t stop evil in men’s hearts but we can counter their actions, if we are prepared to take reaponsibility for our own safety and that of our loved ones.
Some acknowledge evil, and yet their answer is prohibition. They want to ban all firearms hoping that this will stop murder. But, making it harder for law abiding citizens to defend themselves is no answer either.
We need look no further than another instance of prohibition for the answer. As a society we have banned drugs. And yet, our prisons are full of those convicted of trafficking in drugs as well as associated crimes. The criminal element has ended any debate. If guns are outlawed, outlaws will have them, and the citizenry will be left at their mercy. If we want crime and helplessness to sky rocket in America, simply disarm our law-abiding citizens.
More Laws Aren’t The Answer
It’s high time that the anti-gun agenda abandon its tactic of blaming firearms for the acts of criminals and begin to look at enforcing existing laws, as well as effective mental health care. It’s not going to stop all criminal activity, but it will certainly will help.
As for the truly evil ones? I don’t think we’ll ever stop them, but at least the rest of us can defend ourselves, so long as we are armed.