A weekend march across the Brooklyn Bridge by Moms demanding more erosion of the Second Amendment might be eclipsed by a planned gathering of gun owners protesting a new gun control measure in Oregon on May 30 in Salem.
While the moms want more gun control, nobody offered any solution to the kind of crime that cost two Mississippi police officers their lives Saturday night. Four suspects are now under arrest in that slaying, including one who, according to CNN, now faces a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Solutions from the gun control lobby invariably seem to impact law abiding citizens, but they don’t stop criminals from gunning down cops on what appears to have been a traffic stop gone very bad. Hattiesburg officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were murdered Saturday night, just hours after the Brooklyn march.
Now charged in connection with that double homicide, according to the Jackson Clarion Ledger are Marvin Banks and Joanie Calloway, both accused of capital murder, Curtis Banks, who faces charges of being an accessory after the fact, and Cornelius Clark, charged with obstruction of justice. If they are found guilty in court, all the marches across all the bridges in America won’t result in a law that could prevent what happened.
One thing is certain. Oregon gun owners, and what appears to be a legion of sympathizers planning to head south from Washington don’t believe a so-called “universal background check” law adopted by lawmakers in Salem is the answer to any violent crime.
The May 30 rally in Salem is being dubbed an “I will not comply” demonstration against SB 941, which drew opposition from Oregon gun owners and some county sheriffs. It may be patterned after a similar turnout last December in Olympia to protest passage of Initiative 594 in Washington. If so, expect several hundred Beaver State gun owners to gather near the capitol. This event even has its own Facebook page.
Coverage of the Brooklyn march in today’s Seattle P-I.com included remarks from Abbey Clements, a teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary. The story said she dredged up an allegation that has already been discredited by the Washington Post, that “about 40 percent of all gun sales are completed without a background check.” Besides, a background check would not have prevented the Newtown tragedy, nor would such a law have stopped any of the other high-profile crimes that anti-gunners use to push their agenda.
There are only two possibilities here. Either the gun control moms haven’t a clue, or they know full well that nothing they are proposing would prevent the crimes they’re using as examples, and they just don’t care.
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