(Tea Party 247) – Well, this destroys pretty much everything about the gun control narrative.
According to a database compiled by the Associated Press (AP), USA Today, and Northeaster University, the United States suffered more mass killings in 2019 than any year on record, with 41 recorded incidents and 211 deaths.
According to the AP report: “California, with some of the most strict gun laws in the country, had the most, with eight such mass slayings.”
You don’t say?
According to a December 28 report from Breitbart noted that in the Golden State, the gun-control happy Democrats have installed universal background checks, gun registration requirements, gun confiscation laws, a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, an “assault weapons” ban, a one-handgun-a-month purchase limit, a ban on campus carry for self-defense, and a ban on teachers being armed to return fire if under attack.
California also required potential gun purchasers to acquire a safety certificate from the state before being permitted to purchase a firearm.
This is to say nothing of their recently introduced controls on ammunition purchases.
The New American notes:
Despite the lack of any statistical evidence between strict gun controls and gun-related deaths (other than reasonable conclusions that strict gun controls lead to even more violence, e.g., Chicago and New York City), gun-control advocates renew their efforts to impose stricter controls on gun purchase after every mass shooting.
Speaking to reporters after a lengthy phone call last summer with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, President Trump said that the United States has “very strong background checks right now,” adding that mass shootings were a “mental problem,” not the result of easy access to guns.
A December 23 AP report stated that: “The majority of the killings involved people who knew each other — family disputes, drug or gang violence or people with beefs that directed their anger at co-workers or relatives.”
Also worthy of note, as AP noted, while “firearms were the weapon in all but eight of the mass killings. Other weapons included knives, axes and at least twice when the perpetrator set a mobile home on fire, killing those inside.”
In other words, even if gun control did help mass killings, which most evidence fails to support, you’d also need knife control, ax control, and machete control to prevent all mass killings.
And of course, murder is already illegal.
Meanwhile, over at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas over the weekend, we were very soberly reminded just what can happen when armed citizens are not only welcomed but encouraged.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick praised the heroic actions of those volunteer church members. “They were well trained, well trained. The heroism today is unparalleled. This team responded quickly and within six seconds the shooting was over,” Patrick said. “Two of the parishioners who are volunteers on the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately saving untold number of lives.”
Jack Wilson, the security volunteer who shot the gunman, is 71 years old and the owner of On Target Firearms Training Academy in Granbury, Texas, one town over from this writer’s home.