This event is a perfect example of why more gun control will not serve as an effective tool against violence.
By: Jim Carroll
As most of you already know, last week there was an incident in Santa Barbara, California involving a deranged man that killed 6 people and injured 13 more.
Let me start by saying the loss of innocent life as always is a terrible event, but additional gun control would do nothing to stop such events. The liberal media quickly jumped on the story, announcing that there had been a “mass shooting” or a “shooting rampage” and 7 people had been killed with many dozens wounded.
Sorry, I have a hard time counting the assailants death in the body count. (The media does it to get a higher more spectacular number).
From NRA.org, May, 2014 –
Jason Bagley was home with his two young daughters when he heard someone inside his home. In an effort to protect his children, Bagley grabbed his Glock 19 and confronted the two intruders, who had already begun to ransack the home. Bagley fired four rounds causing the intruders to flee through the back door. They managed to get away with a cell phone and two MacBooks. “You can’t replace my kids,” Bagley said. “All I was thinking about was my kids’ protection.” (WSB-TV, South Fulton County, GA, 3/8/14)
By Senator Blutarsky,01/02/14 - Re-posted from OpposingViews.
The law was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March. It was adopted after the Indiana State Supreme Court ruled that there was “no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers,” after a man assaulted an officer during a domestic violence call.
The law’s author, Republican state Sen. Michael Young, said there haven’t been any cases [yet] in which people have used the law to justify shooting police.
The National Rifle Association lobbied for the new law, claiming that the Indiana State Supreme Court decision had legalized police to commit unjustified entries.
From NRA.org, December, 2013 Joseph Eisel, 51, was asleep with his wife around 3 a.m. when he woke to a 27-year-old man he did not know standing over his bed. Startled and fearful for his life, Eisel reached for the 9 mm pistol he keeps bedside. The intruder fled the room and entered the Eisels’ garage. Eisel followed him into the garage where the intruder fell to the floor. Eisel ordered the intruder to stay on the floor while his wife dialed 911. Eisel held the intruder at gunpoint until police arrived a short time later. The intruder allegedly entered the home through a broken basement window. Reportedly no one was hurt during the home invasion. “Everybody complains about guns,” Eisel said of the incident, “but I’m glad I have one.” (Butler Eagle, Cranberry Township, PA, 10/1/13)
From DailyCaller, 11/14/13 – To follow up on an earlier NRA report, on November 6, California’s Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision invalidating a California law that threatened to limit access to, and compel recordkeeping for, ammunition sales.
The law, enacted as part of Assembly Bill No. 962, sought to impose onerous restrictions on the sale, delivery, and transfer of “handgun ammunition,” with criminal penalties for noncompliance.
NRA.org, July, 2013 – Pharmacist Terrell Milby was working at Westside Jiffy Pharmacy when a young man entered and asked to speak with him about a list of medications. The man stood at the consultation window and handed Milby a napkin. On the napkin was a handwritten note requesting an unspecified number of painkillers and syringes. The list also included the warning, “I have a gun.” Milby said he didn’t believe the would-be robber actually had a gun and showed him his own firearm. Milby then ordered the man to get on the floor.
From The NRA Digital Network, June, 2013 –
Charlie Blackmore was driving home around 4 a.m. when he spotted a woman being assaulted along the side of the road. A man had pushed her to the ground and was kicking her repeatedly in the head and stomach. Blackmore stopped his car and ordered the man to stop the attack. The assailant then turned his attention to Blackmore and began approaching him. Thanks to Wisconsin’s new concealed-carry law, Blackmore was able to draw his pistol and hold the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The woman was treated for what appeared to be a broken nose and large laceration on her face. (TheBlaze.com, West Allis, WI, 3/15/13)
From Yahoo News, By Keith Coffman, 05/17/2013 –
DENVER (Reuters) – A group of Colorado county sheriffs, angry about two new state gun control laws passed in the wake of last year’s mass shootings in Connecticut and Colorado, filed a federal lawsuit on Friday seeking to block the laws from going into effect.
The two laws, passed by the state’s Democratic-controlled legislature with scant Republican support, ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds and require background checks for all private gun sales and transfers.
Senator Craig Estes
Texas State Senate District 30
For Immediate Release
April 10, 2013
Contact: Liz White
Texas Senate sends signal to gun manufacturers that they are welcome in Texas
Senate passes SB 1467, encouraging firearm manufactures to relocate to the Lone Star StateAustin – As many states continue to consider ways to limit or effectively ban firearm manufacturing, the Texas Senate today passed Senate Bill 1467. This bill sends a strong message to gun manufacturers under assault elsewhere in the country that they are welcome in the Lone Star State.
From RedState.com, by Ben Howe, 04/08/13 –
Senator Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has confirmed he will filibuster new gun control legislation, spokesman Brian McGuire confirmed for me today.
While nobody knows yet what Senator Reid’s plan is for the gun bill, if he chooses to file cloture on the motion to proceed to the Reid Bill (S. 649), Senator McConnell will oppose cloture on proceeding to that bill.