October 27, 2023

The Maine Manhunt and Biden’s Bogus Ban Plan

As predictable as the sun rising in the east, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris called for banning and confiscating firearms.

A massive manhunt is still underway in Maine in search of 40-year-old Robert Card after he allegedly massacred 18 people and wounded 13 more on Wednesday in Lewiston. He opened fire with an AR-15 type rifle at a bowling alley and then a bar. We all know where the political conversation immediately turned.

Update 10/28: Card was found Friday night dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

But first, the 18 people killed were innocent men and women minding their own business and having fun on a Wednesday evening. Their lives were senselessly cut short by a man who recently spent two weeks in a mental health facility after what Maine law enforcement said was “hearing voices and [making] threats to shoot up the National Guard Base in Saco, ME.”

Card is enlisted in the Army Reserve and was a firearms instructor.

Obviously, there were some serious system failures leading up to this mass murder, not the least of which would be that someone who was hospitalized for threats to “shoot up” a military installation was released, and still had access to firearms and still possessed an active military ID.

Democrats have no interest in fixing those problems, of course, because they’d rather pass more gun laws and regulations to take guns from everyone but their own armed security. And nothing they do is ever enough. Joe Biden said so in a statement yesterday: While celebrating last year’s passage of bipartisan legislation funding red flag laws among other things, and this year’s establishment of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, he said, “It’s simply not enough.”

Today, in the wake of yet another tragedy, I urge Republican lawmakers in Congress to fulfill their duty to protect the American people. Work with us to pass a bill banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, to enact universal background checks, to require safe storage of guns, and end immunity from liability for gun manufacturers. This is the very least we owe every American who will now bear the scars — physical and mental — of this latest attack.

Put another way, Wednesday’s massacre was the fault of (A) congressional Republicans and (B) gun manufacturers, not the sociopath who actually pulled the trigger or the system already in place to prevent men like him from accessing firearms.

To help make the political point, Biden once again used flags as political rags by ordering flags to half-mast through Monday — which, notably, he did not do for the 33 Americans killed by Hamas jihadists on October 7. Any flags at half-mast after that massacre were ordered by state governors, not the president, as we can only surmise he didn’t want to anger his anti-Semitic constituents.

Clearly aware that merely banning the sale of a weapon when tens of millions are already privately owned by law-abiding American citizens, Kamala Harris said the quiet part out loud: Confiscation is next. “Let us be clear, it does not have to be this way, as our friends in Australia have demonstrated,” she said while gesturing to Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who happened to be with her.

A few years back, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama advocated the same thing.

What, exactly, did “our friends in Australia” demonstrate? That a forced gun buyback program can disarm a great number of people. In the 1990s, Australian authorities confiscated roughly 650,000 guns. Again, there are tens of millions here, and a culture of Second Amendment-defended Liberty to go with it.

Australia also never had the culture of violence that exists in American urban centers, so that nation’s gun ban did little to change anything. Other than Australia was one of the worst countries in the world when it came to COVID lockdowns. What were unarmed citizens going to do?

Biden routinely mocks that Americans will need more than an AR-15 to take on a government armed with F-15s and nuclear weapons. Tell that to the 3% of American colonists who used the most common firearms of the day to defeat the world’s greatest empire.

As for confiscating guns here, which other Democrats have infamously called for, here’s a short video that illustrates how that would probably work out.

Another useful bit of information: Rifles of any type and shotguns combined are used in less than 3% of all homicides. Yet the Leftmedia will avoid reporting that truth, and Biden has never let facts get in the way of his political agenda.

In any case, Mark Alexander called Biden’s “assault weapons” ban “a distraction from the real murder and violent crime epidemic nationwide — black-on-black violence.”

Instead, Alexander predicts, “I suspect the White Supremacy label will emerge in the Maine case.”

He adds:

Despite Biden’s “assault rifle” dog whistle, what Demos and their Leftmedia publicists do not want you to focus on, as I have thoroughly documented before, is the inconvenient truth about race and violence. The reality is, if they actually believed “black lives matter,” they would not continue to propagate failed urban policies that proliferate the black-on-black culture of violence, which accounts for a grossly disproportionate amount of violent crime nationwide.

Some leftists effectively if not explicitly support some murders, like the Israeli lives taken by Hamas jihadists. Most leftists ignore most murders because black lives don’t actually matter as much as political agendas. Nearly all leftists use a select few murders committed by a tiny number of deranged white men armed with a rifle with certain cosmetic features to advocate policies that will do nothing but empower government and endanger more lives.

Tell us again who the compassionate people are.

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