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The Failure of Gun Control in Virginia Beach

June 11, 2019
Gun-control failed again in Virginia Beach, and it failed big. A disgruntled city employee quit his job and then came back to kill 11 of his coworkers. The news media and gun-prohibitionists called for more more gun-control while ignoring all the failed gun-control regulations that were in place. These gun-prohibitions didn’t keep us safe in Virginia Beach. Why would new laws work any better?
-The murderer passed a required background check. The background checks, which looks backwards, failed to predict future behavior. Background checks never find new criminals.
-Local preemption means that cities can write their own gun laws that are more restrictive than state law. Virginia Beach did that and it failed to stop this murderer. In fact, it enabled the attack.
-Virginia Beach declared its municipal building as a “gun-free” zone. The city did not post armed guards after they disarmed their employees. We know that murderers prefer “gun-free” zones for their attacks because these zones disarm the intended victims. We also know Virginia Beach city employees wanted to go armed at work for their own safety.
-Concealed carry licensing didn’t disarm the murderer. All the criminal histories and fingerprint requirements failed to identify this murderer or stop him, but these gun-prohibitions might have disarmed his victims.
-We already regulate noise suppressors on firearms, but that didn’t disarm the murderer. Both the victims and the responding officers heard the gunshots.
-There was an extraordinarily rapid police response, but electronic key-card access on the municipal building kept police outside while people died inside. Security doors keep out both the bad guys and the good guys.
-The elevated stairway/entrance prevented a terrorist from crashing a vehicle into the main hallway of the municipal building. The stairway also kept first responders from breaking down the doors.
-As expected, no more innocent victims were shot once the murderer faced armed opposition. A good guy with a gun stopped the bad guy with a gun. Does that surprise anyone?
The 23 thousand firearms regulations we already have in place failed us. They did not stop this murderer and they will not stop the next one. Democrat politicians proposed more of the same ideas that failed so badly in Virginia Beach. That passes for leadership among the advocates of gun control.
Stop voting for failure.

I gave you 400 words. Please share them with a friend. RM
9 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    June 11, 2019 8:30 am

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word….

    Liked by 1 person

  2. danwos permalink
    June 12, 2019 9:57 am

    Great job as always Rob! You nailed it!


  3. June 12, 2019 1:12 pm

    Facts + Deaf Ears = O


  4. Luis permalink
    June 13, 2019 3:29 am

    Great column, hard-hitting, but most importantly TRUTHFUL. As Rob says, there are over 23,000 gun laws at the federal, state, county, parish (LA), borough (AK) and municipal levels; yet, not one of them worked in this instance.
    A good guy with a gun stopped the bad guy. Yet Shannon Watts denies that such things happen. This column should be force-fed down her throat, like a parent giving their child castor oil.

    “Stand! Don’t you know that you are right? It’s the truth that the truth makes them so uptight”.

    -Sly and the Family Stone, “Stand” (1969)


  5. Larry Tucker permalink
    June 14, 2019 2:03 pm

    There is still no investigation of these shootings being caused by the derangement of a visual subliminal distraction mental break. Mass shootings are preventable.



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