The Left can’t seem to help themselves, Save Jerseyans.
You and I woke up on Friday morning and instinctively said a silent prayer for the victims. They woke up and dusted off their gun control talking points. So you know what? If they want to politicize a tragedy and trash the 2nd Amendment while innocent victims are suffering and dying… so be it. Let’s talk about it!
With everything going on in the news, you may’ve missed reports of a 71-year old Floridian (who could’ve been any of our grandfathers) having staved off disaster this week at an internet cafe. How? By sending two would-be robbers/hostage-takers scrambling through the door with his personal firearm.
Now the Sunshine State’s triumphant story of citizen heroism provides an eerie contrast to yesterday’s events in Aurora, Colorado. Post-Columbine gun restrictions clearly haven’t made a positive difference. And why would they? A determined, intelligent, albeit mentally-disturbed serial killer is going to find weapons if he wants to; likewise, hardened criminals will always find a black market. The only thing gun control accomplishes is to make it harder for sane, law-abiding folks to protect themselves.
Newt Gingrich’s comments were particularly insightful during a Friday appearance on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. Mayor Mike Bloomberg had shamelessly taken to the radio waves earlier in the day to call for increased gun control. Yes, ’cause it’s a great idea to have a city where (1) only the criminals have guns and (2) no one can get caffeine! Newt, for his part, can be a bit of a blowhard but he certainly knows history; he argued opposite Jesse Jackson on live television who, predictably, wants to take your guns away. Newt rebutted Jackson’s talking points by putting recent events into context through the lens of New York and Chicago’s respective violent crime rates.
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