By Ron Brzoska
Liberals really do live by the mantra of “never let a crisis go to waste.” They live by it so religiously it is both predictable and sickening. First, it took no time at all for ABC news’ Brian Ross and former Clinton staffer/pseudo newsman George Stephanopoulos to attempt to smear tea partiers by linking James Holmes to them. This was quickly proven to be false.
Much worse than what ABC news did is what continues to happen every day since. The left is trying to use this tragedy to promote gun control laws. Proponents point to Aurora as a reason for stricter laws, and for many advocates, outright bans of firearms. Let’s not follow Holmes’ example and reason like crazy people. Does this look like a person who would care about gun control laws?
Of course not! There is no legislation that James Holmes would have heeded. This is a man who had a twisted mission and he would have strove to accomplish that mission with stricter gun controls or not. Criminals break laws. More laws do not stop crimes. Red tape and regulation does not stop the person who has no respect for the law in the first place.
Critics on the left try to marginalize those that believe in our Second Amendment rights, as conspiracy theorists that are holding on to an archaic principle because they are afraid the government is “taking our guns away to enslave us.” While that is exactly why the Second Amendment exists, that is not the point here. The point is that good, honest citizens cannot… and should not… be made defenseless against society’s predators. Did the current gun laws save anyone in Aurora, Colorado? No, but they have saved people in many other situations.
It is very sickening to think that while so many people died in Aurora, Colorado, there were those on the left that thought it was much more important to push their misguided (and dangerous) agenda than it was to be human. Just stop it and wake up!