In a little town in Northern California, a man under indictment for stabbing someone goes on a murder spree that only ends when he is fatally shot by police. Ignoring the fact that he was forbidden to own firearms and seemingly should have been locked up at the time, the snowflakes are predictably responding by wanting to take guns away from decent, law-abiding people.
Thwarted losers, twisted specimens of humanity, occasionally go on murder sprees. They keep killing until good people physically stop them. Our friend Dave Workman links to a story in which a practical lady describes these things as simply a fact of life.
Is she being hopelessly fatalistic, or is she simply a realist? Let’s go back over the last six weeks.
October 1: Screwball perpetrates a meticulously planned mass murder, opening fire from a sniper’s aerie at a crowd of some 22,000 unarmed, helpless victims in Las Vegas, slaughtering almost sixty and wounding many more. He blows his brains out as armed police close in on him.
October 31: A religious fanatic sworn to ISIS and screaming “Allahu Akbar” mows down bicyclists and pedestrians in New York City, ultimately crashing his rented truck into a school bus. Running with an air pistol in one hand and an Airsoft handgun in the other – to carjack another vehicle to continue his mass murder? To invite a police bullet and a martyr’s death? – he only stops when he is jack-knifed by a 124 grain Gold Dot +P hollow point from the 9mm service pistol of NYPD officer Ryan Nash.
November 5: A POS who in the past had fractured a baby’s skull and escaped from a mental institution opened fire in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 adults and children and wounding more. His spree ended after he lost a gunfight with armed citizen Stephen Willeford, who ran to the scene with his own AR15. After phoning his father to say he was wounded and thought he wasn’t going to survive, knowing the pursuing armed citizen had him at bay, the murderer finished himself off.
November 14: A pot-grower under indictment for stabbing goes on his sick spree, at one point firing some 30 shots at an elementary school, before he is engaged by police and killed by heroic, as yet-unnamed law enforcement personnel.
The Vegas monster had a clean record and bought his firearms legally with a background check. The Texas monster should have been institutionalized, but had fallen through the cracks – along with his records, allowing him to pass background check when he bought the murder weapon. The NorCal gunman, under indictment, was a prohibited person whose very possession of guns violated the law. The New York murderer didn’t use a firearm at all.
What’s the pattern? Already existing laws failed to stop each of these rogue humans who committed heinous crimes.
And each of them stopped as soon as they were confronted, or knew they were about to be confronted, by Good Guys With Guns.
“It’s just life, unfortunately.”