Citizen Disarmament Cheerleaders
Blame Guns for Sacramento Shootings

(Image Jose Carlos Fajardo via AP)

By David Codrea. April 3, 2022

"There's just too many damn guns," community activist Stevante Clark told The Sacramento Bee Sunday in response to a "mass casualty shooting" near the State Capitol site that has, at this writing, resulted in six dead and twelve wounded.

Clark's feelings are no doubt colored by the deaths of two brothers from years earlier, one killed by police in 2018, and the other, a 16-year-old who shot himself in the abdomen with a shotgun in 2006. Those have taken their toll on him. That said, a subjective analysis of decisions and choices leading up to both shows that blaming guns will not provide solutions.

So naturally, that's what California's political leadership is doing.

"The scourge of gun violence continues to be a crisis in our country, and we must resolve to bring an end to this carnage," Governor Gavin Newsom asserted. "Rising gun violence is the scourge of our city, state, and nation, and I support all actions to reduce it," Mayor Darrell Steinberg echoed.

It's no coincidence that both career politicians used "scourge." A word search shows they are parroting established violence monopoly lobby talking points. Get the sound bite out there, repeat it enough times, and that's what most people are going to remember.

Keeping attention focused on a narrative means it won't be focused elsewhere, such as the fact that Sacramento is a Bloomberg Mayors city, and Giffords gives California an "A" rating:

"California has the strongest gun laws in the United States and has been a trailblazer for gun safety for the past 30 years."

The message here: the laws are still not enough. Every state will have to follow suit. And they still won't be enough. That's because, simply put, "gun control" doesn't work. .....

There is no denying the tragedy of a gun involved mass murder but, as usual the broken record revolves again — "gun violence", "carnage", reduce by 'all actions' - ergo, look to penalize the good guys.


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