“Today’s event should be a wake-up call for why we must work to fend off the controversial gun amendment that was most recently attached to the DC…Voting Rights Act, and will certainly resurface as part of future legislation,” said D.C. Councilman Michael Brown. “Loosening the District's gun laws is a deadly proposition.”Yes, because the hidden text buried deep within the Ensign Amendment makes it legal to go on armed rampages in support of the agenda of radical domestic terrorist organizations. I'm sure glad that the Hatch Amendment of 2000, which would have legalized crashing airplanes into buildings was never passed.
No, it gets better. Phil Mendelson decides to chime in with this piece of amazing logic:
“Congress needs no more evidence than today’s tragedy, which occurred blocks from the White House, for the justification of the District’s strict gun laws, which protect the President, Members of Congress, D.C, residents, and millions of tourists who travel to Washington, DC each year to visit monuments and other sites like the Holocaust Museum,” said D.C. Councilman Phil Mendelson in a statement.Oh man. I sure hope the mayor holds a commemoration ceremony for the anti-gun laws that took down the shooter at the Museum. While were at it, maybe we can stop wasting money on all of these All Hands On Deck weekends, because hey, we've got all these laws that make crimes like murder and robbery illegal. And hey, who needs the Secret Service, it's our gun laws that keep the President safe.
I mean, really, can't we at least wait until the body of the murdered guard is cold to start using him as a spokesperson for why Guns Are Bad(TM). The reality of this situation is that a cold blooded killer (from Maryland) came to DC with a gun and was intent on using it. No gun law was going to prevent him from committing that crime. Whether or not a DC resident has an easier time legally purchasing a weapon has nothing to do with whether terrorists will shoot people. I mean, the obvious lesson here is that we should not expect more out of politicians (not that we did).
Sadly, I don't think anyone in DC will be surprised to hear this.
Whether pro or anti-gun control, I hope most people have enough sense to realize that this tragedy has nothing to do with gun laws.