Is Mass Murder a Fault or a Feature of Gun-Control?

We had three mass murders here in the US during the last two weeks. The victims were attacked in “gun-free” zones where they could not defend themselves. With frightening consistency, gun-control advocates called for more of the same. ‘Gun-control failed, so we need more gun-control,’ they said. Are these failures of gun-control accidental, or are these mass murders useful tools for Democrat politicians and the mass media? The facts speak for themselves.

One of these attacks was in Gilroy, California. Gilroy is the pinnacle of gun-control in the United States. California is given an “A” rating for gun-control laws by the Giffords gun-control group. California is also ranked first in the nation for gun-control, so nobody does it better. California imposed magazine capacity limits that were supposed to keep us safe from mass murderers. California has one-gun-a-month laws that we were told would keep us safe from crazy murderers. California has red-flag-laws and age restrictions on honest gun owners. In fact, most of the people at the festival in Gilroy are routinely disarmed in public since concealed carry licenses aren’t routinely issued in Santa Clara County. In addition, the Gilroy Garlic Festival was a “gun free” zone, so the few concealed carry license holders in California were turned away. Visitors were even wanded, so there were no knives allowed at the festival. We were told that the police would keep us safe now that we are disarmed.

The murderer entered the festival by cutting through a chain-link fence. An $8 bolt cutter defeated the best security that California politicians can provide. With three people dead and 15 disarmed people wounded, California politicians immediately called for more of the same. The same state that has open borders and open drug markets says that gun-prohibition laws will keep criminals from having guns and hurting us. Evidence says otherwise.

With the failure of 22 thousand firearms regulations, the best the gun-control politicians could do was say the next line of ink on paper would somehow be different.

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How long would one of those mass shooters last in a old Western cow town?


Weeks, because large organized law enforcement did not exist.


Cowtowns didn’t rely much on lawmen.
They had their own version of justice.
Every cowboy carried a large pistol or rifle.
Rustlers were hung on the spot.
It’s a mistake to measure the past by the standards of today.
Doubt if anyone like a mass shooter would have lasted much past the first shot.
The way things are going, we just might be getting back there one day.


days / weeks considering a lot of old western towns were gun free by their own admission. But the funny thing about that was you were only required to surrender you side arm but not your rifle. And pretty sure quite a few people had rifles leaning in the corner or in their scabbards on the horse. With this being said there still was the crazies that still managed to do mass killings but it was more along the isolated homesteads and were easily blamed on the aboriginal population.


Everyone I had a conversation with over the last 3 days in and around Bonner’s Ferry was carrying a weapon. Young and old. At breakfast this morning at least one holster was visible at the table next to us.
The only place you couldn’t carry was the courthouse. Sherrif’s office was fine. Other city buildings were ok. They can carry at the county fair.
Don’t think you’ll see anyone attacking any mass public event here. If they do casualties will be likely much fewer.


Well said and the reasoning is impeccable.