A 6-year-old African-American boy shoots and kills a 6-year-old white girl in Michigan. The 6-year-old shooter has been suspended before for stabbing another child with a pencil. Police discover that he lives in a crack house with his uncle, a criminal with outstanding arrest warrants. The boy’s father is in jail. His mother is a drug addict. The president of the United States responds to this tragedy by summoning leaders of Congress to the White House to tell them to pass a new law, requiring trigger locks on guns.
Since the point is evidently not obvious to liberals, let me make it clear: Clinton might as well [have called] a conference to develop a voodoo spell to stop incidents like the Michigan tragedy as to propose a new gun law. Why would a family of criminals, like the one responsible for the murder of Kayla Rolland, observe a trigger-lock law if it were passed? The inhabitants of this crack house do not observe laws. They live to break laws.
Child abuse is against the law. The emotionally disturbed 6-year-old who committed the murder was abused by his mother, his criminal father, his criminal uncle and every adult that entered that crack house. All of that is against the law. Calling for a new law to require parents who stash their kids in crack houses to put trigger locks on the stolen guns lying around is a sick joke.
Use of the interracial killing of a 6-year-old to attack lawful gun owners and to beat up on the National Rifle Association is obscene. But more than that, it is an exercise in the very denial that provides liberalism with a reason to exist. The purpose of the cry for gun control is to allow liberals once again to close their eyes (and the nation’s) to the serious moral problems in the inner city that create these tragedies, and to avoid holding the individuals who commit these crimes accountable for their actions. We don’t want to blame the “victims,” do we?
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