Never Enough

California is a gun-controller’s wet dream, and it’s still not enough. In response to the recent school shooting in San Bernardino, California, Gabby Giffords has spoken the truth, even if accidentally. When she claims that California’s gun control laws (ranked #1 by the Brady Campaign) are still not enough, she lays bare the two essential truths of gun control for all to see.
The first truth is that gun control, any of it, all of it…will never be enough to stop violence. This is because…make sure you’re sitting down…criminals don’t obey gun laws. It looks like the San Bernardino killer was already prohibited by law at least a couple of times over from even touching a gun, but he did it anyway. Given his criminal history, it is unlikely he would have been able to pass a background check, but managed to obtain a firearm in violation of the law. It is also doubtful that he would have been able to obtain a concealed carry permit, either. Yet he ignored that law as well, and concealed his gun in order to sneak it into the school. Of course, most everyone is prohibited by law from taking a gun into a school, permit or not. Everybody in San Bernardino obeyed the law that day…except the murderer.
The second truth is that any level of gun control short of full confiscation will always be insufficient in the minds of Gabby Giffords and her ilk. After all, the ink wasn’t even dry on background legislation her group pushed in the state of Washington before she was in the press claiming it wasn’t enough (even as the state’s violent crime rate fell).
Sometime they tell the truth, even when they don’t mean to. Their appetite for gun control can never be sated, because it is not about guns, or crime…it is about control, and they will not stop until it is complete.

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David Cole

I’ve walked my winding path in the shoes of: ski lift operator, forest fire fighter, radio announcer, US Army officer, police officer, and SWAT team member. These days, I work full time as a corporate security professional at a major financial services firm, while providing firearms and personal safety training part time as Aegis Solutions LLC.

I am an Endowment Member of the National Rifle Association, and a certified NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor, and Range Safety Officer. I compete regularly at my local club in steel plate pistol matches, and am a “C” Class competitor in the Single Stack division of United States Practical Shooting Association. I have been a student of the martial art of aikido for 16 years, and hold the rank of nidan (2nd degree black belt).

1 Comment

  1. AMEN BROTHER!! The so called “common sense” gun control people will testify that it is never enough. Background checks are what they say they want. Confiscation is the ultimate goal. Thank you from the Marxist state of maryland, the so called “free state”.

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