You and your party are responsible, Mr. President
Last night (October 1, 2015), I watched as President Obama delivered his standard response to a mass shooting in Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, where, at last count, 13 Americans lay dead. His solution, before any real evidence has been made public: more “commonsense” gun control. He did this as he denounced, according to his view, the conservative “standard response” of “more guns,” while providing his own standard liberal response of “more gun laws.” In his parting shot, President Obama promised us that each and every time there is a mass shooting, he will be there to remind us of his position.
His final words were correct. President Obama will indeed remind us. He will remind us that liberals, currently following his lead, own a big part of the responsibility for the high casualty count in these shootings. He will remind us that “gun-free” zones ensure that murderers, whether psychopaths or Muslim extremists (I know, redundant), look for what is known as a “target-rich environment” upon which to inflict their horror. He will remind us that gun-free zones provide just such environment. He will remind us that federal and local laws preclude, under threat of felony incarceration, the ability of law-abiding citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights to stop cold the second and/or subsequent shots of mass murderers, psychopaths, or jihadis returning from Syria.