Dem Congressman on Oregon Shooting: “I Always Hope Tragedy Will Inspire Action”

We all know what he’s talking about. He wants to pass more gun control laws that criminals will ignore. He’s channeling Rahm Emanuel who advised never to let a crisis go to waste. In truth, that’s any politician’s mantra.

Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer from Oregon reacted to the murder at Reynolds High School in Troutsdale that claimed the life of a student and concluded with the shooter’s suicide. Blumenauer tweeted:

“Another shooting. I always hope tragedy will inspire action. Simple common sense steps make difference. Start w/universal background checks.”

Even gun control groups admit that passing more laws won’t prevent murders committed with guns. Speaking on the shooting spree on UCSB’s campus recently, the president of gun control group Washington CeaseFire remarked, “California has some of the strictest laws in the country on gun violence. I don’t think that there’s any law that would have prevented the tragedy in Santa Barbara.”  

Preventing violence is not really their goal. They don’t care about the children. If they did, they wouldn’t fight to the death for a woman’s “right” to tear an unborn, living human being to bits and pieces. They care about what the vast majority of politicians care about:  power and control. And kids are great political tools.

But let’s put this new school shooting into perspective. I’m in no way trying to downplay the student whose life was lost. But he was really the only victim, besides the shooter himself who apparently killed himself. So, at the most, two victims.

What’s different about this particular incident that doesn’t happen all the time in places like Chicago and Detroit? Areas with heavy gun control laws experience such staggering “gun violence” numbers that the national media don’t even bother acknowledging it. Gun-free zones are war zones.

The only difference really is that one took place at a school, and the others take place on the street. But really, what difference at this point does it make? Why is it worse to kill someone inside a structure where education allegedly takes place than to kill someone outside that structure? If that same Oregon school shooter instead had been a black kid who killed three people in Chicago, not only would no one would care, no one would even know about it.

But in this particular school shooting, where only one person was killed (excluding the suicide), politicians treat it like another Columbine or Virginia Tech.

And one other thing. If school shootings really are on the rise, why is the solution always to ban guns? It seems like government schools are just dangerous places to be. Maybe we should ban them.