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Gotta love politicians. Never going to let a national tragedy go by without taking advantage of the opportunity to politicize it.
In the wake of the shootings at "The Dark Knight Rises" premiere in Aurora, Colorado, the usual list of gun control advocates (Piers Morgan, NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, etc.) pounced and started immediately pushing for tighter gun laws.
Never mind that you can't outlaw crazy or evil. If someone is determined to kill innocent people, some statute that says they can't carry a gun isn't going to slow them down.
There are numerous examples, such as the 2002 shootings at the Appalachian School of Law, where a dangerous situation was stopped because a law-abiding gun owner was present at the scene and used their weapon to defend themselves and the people around them.
Even if there is a police station across the street from where a crime is happening, it will still take a few minutes for them to respond to a 911 call. You can wish the world were a different place all day long, but the harsh reality is that the best way to stop a lunatic with a gun is to have a good person who also has a gun at the scene as soon as possible.
That's why I was glad to see this article by Ezra Dulis at Breitbart.com about Antwan André Patton, aka "Big Boi" from the rap group OutKast, speaking out in support of gun rights:
Unlike insular journalists such as Piers Morgan and Roger Ebert, Patton understands there are dangerous places in this world and dangerous people for whom the only effective suppressant is superior force. When criminals would take the life of innocent families, no amount of feel-good dialogue and negotiation has been statistically proven as effective as gun ownership to prevent those murders.
Patton later retweeted a follower who points out that historically, the purpose of gun control was to oppress free blacks...Read the entire article here.