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Each gun purchased by the madman who used the opening of the latest Batman movie to terrorize his fellow man were legally obtained.
It has been said that he purchased a cache of ammunition over the Internet.
It has been suggested that with the “tracking” that is done on the Internet, such purchases should have raised a “red flag”. Why? The purchases were probably done over a spread out period of time, and based on some reports, some of the purchases were shipped to his job site at the research center at the University of Colorado. Where would be the “red flag”?
More disturbing than the gun purchases is the fact that there is an obvious mental health issue in play, and the mental health problems in this country are often swept under the carpet. With the onset of the implementation of ObamaCare, there will continue to be a deterioration of the mental health system.
Add to the mental health problems in this country the decline of morality. As journalist Liz Trotta expressed today, the decadence in the movies like Batman have to be creating a culture problem. Plus the disdain for anything spiritual in nature, our religious values, adds to the decline. Vampires are held in higher regard than the Cross!!
Gun control is not the answer. We must remember that our Founding Fathers believed in the Second Amendment because the People needed to be able to make sure their government was kept in check, and if it wasn’t, the need might arise that the People would need to be able to defend themselves.
By HENNING ENGELAGE
The Miami Herald
MIAMI — It apparently happened Wednesday when Al Diaz of The Miami Herald was preparing to photograph the Taqueria Mexicana Orale taco truck at Northwest 27th Avenue and 17th Street for a feature story. He briefly placed his camera on a chair to set up some lighting equipment.
Seizing the moment, a man on wheels snatched the camera and whooshed down 16th. Someone munching a taco yelled, “That guy just grabbed your camera!”
Taco stand owner Moises Gonzales, incensed at the interruption, tore out on foot after the roller-blader. A food inspector joined him.
That’s when Deborah White-Labora happened along. A judge in Miami-Dade’s drug court, White-Labora was driving a white Scion minivan with her two children, 17-year-old Christopher and 20-year-old Amanda, having just visited the bank to pick up some travelers checks en route to Miami International for a flight to Peru.
Gonzales flagged down the van, barked out “follow that man!” or words to that effect, and the pursuit continued.
A front-page headline in the January 1, 2010 edition of the Washington Post read “Homicide totals in 2009 plummet in District, Prince Georges.” The story below detailed how the number of murders in the capital had dropped to the lowest level in 45 years.
Last year was also the first full year since the D.C. handgun ban was overturned by the Supreme Court – meaning it was the first full year D.C. residents could legally keep handguns in their homes – yet the front page story didn’t even mention the case. If the murder rate had gone up even .1%, you can be sure the Post would’ve pointed out that handguns had been legalized.
To help get this story out, we direct your attention to this op-ed piece that sheds light on the Post’s omission.
Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin’…..author unknown (but obviously brilliant)