by Al Benson Jr.
There has been all manner of commentary on the Internet regarding the recent tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.
Some have suggested that we look at the bigger picture--one the includes Aurora, Colorado, Columbine High School, the recent Oregon shootings and several others. In each of the school shootings there seems to be a number of things that repeat themselves. It's almost like there is a set formula for these events, as if they are all part of a staged drama, brought about to create a certain public climate.
One commentator noticed that every one seems to take place in a "gun free" area, which means that there are already laws on the books banning guns in those places. Yet we continue to hear the multitudinous screams for more gun control. If these shootings are taking place in already-existing gun free zones, then what good will more gun control laws do? That question is never answered, or even addressed. In fact it is studiously ignored.
He also noted that every shooter, when they get to him, is either already dead or is mentally impaired or in some way unable to be questioned. Therefore none of them is ever available to make any public statements. How convenient!
After each shooting the "news" media delves almost exclusively into the human interest part of the event. No questions are asked that will reveal any kind of information about the shooting or possible shooters other than the one found dead on the scene. It is all media fluff--guaranteed to be real "tear-jerker" stuff, while passing no real information along to the public.
Then comes the usual plethora of calls for more gun control, heralded forth by the usual suspects in the socialist and ultra-liberal camps and their compliant lap dog media. You've heard it all before and you will hear it all again--until the federal government manages to do away with the Second Amendment. That's what it's all about.
According to CNN's Don Lemon, guns "...should only be available to police officers and to hunt al-Qaeda and the Taliban and not hunt elementary school children." Leave it to CNN to put that kind of a spin on it, but let's face it, that's what they are there for.
The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo--that bastion of constitutional liberty--is now busy tinkering with ideas to force gun confiscation in his state, by hook or by crook, makes no difference. You must remember that to these people the end justifies the means.
Just remember, "gun control is really people control." That's the real name of the game.