Who gets the blame? The gun, of course.
The Congressional debate over new gun control laws was reignited after the slaughter in Orlando, as it is after every gun-related incident on U.S. soil and around the globe.
"There's no excuse for allowing suspected terrorists to buy guns," said Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid.
According to Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, they're not allowed to buy guns.
"Law enforcement is already being notified if people being investigated for terrorism try to buy firearms," McCarthy said. "If you listen, they are being notified."
But the left isn't listening because, as the Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says:
"Our suspicion is this is basically a politically motivated effort [by the Democrats]. We're open," McConnell continued, "nobody wants terrorists to have firearms--we're open to serious suggestions from the experts as to what we might be able to do to be helpful."The problem? Congress can pass gun laws from here to the moon and back and it won't fix anything. Terrorists and crazed gunmen are not law abiding citizens. To disarm the law abiding is to make us sitting ducks.
Phil Naman, a gun-rights advocate and radio host of "Firing Line Gun Show", says in shooting incidents in gun-free zones ( or as Naman puts it: "victim-rich environments") such as:
- the Aurora, Colorado movie theater
- Ft. Hood
- Virginia Tech
- San Bernardino
- Sandy Hook
- and the Chatanooga Recruiting Station
an average of 14.1 people died. In an armed-security / conceal-carry environment 2.1 deaths occur, including the shooter. You do the math.
A wise man once said: "It takes a human being, and a human heart bent on evil, to pick up a gun, load it, and pull the trigger. The problem we have in this country is sin. We have a government that has taken God out of society." -- Franklin Graham, Samaritans Purse
"We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done.
For all have sinned; all fall short of God's glorious standard." Romans 3:22-23News:
- Fox News Channel: Billy Graham Rapid Response Team offers hope and comfort following Orlando attack.
- CBS: "Gun control is now a matter of homeland security," DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson; Dems grow increasingly frustrated over right to bear arms.
- Rolling Stone: It's time to repeal the 2nd Amendment; "Sometimes we just have to acknowledge the Founders and the Constitution are wrong," says law professor.