We called it.
Yesterday on social media, we took bets (albeit sarcastically) on how long it would be before Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) would attack the Second Amendment and call for gun control in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting that left 13 dead in Washington D.C.
— Truthstream Media (@truthstreamnews) September 16, 2013
We had a couple takers:
— Robert N.Tarquinio (@TarqTheProud1) September 16, 2013
— Bill Wagner (@Bwags29) September 16, 2013
Don’t forget Facebook:
Sure enough, Feinstein released her statement fresh-out-of-the-oven and still steaming like clockwork just hours after the shooting:
Here’s an excerpt:
“This is one more event to add to the litany of massacres that occur when a deranged person or grievance killer is able to obtain multiple weapons—including a military-style assault rifle—and kill many people in a short amount of time. When will enough be enough? Congress must stop shirking its responsibility and resume a thoughtful debate on gun violence in this country.”
And the headlines followed:
Are we psychics with crystal balls? Nope. It’s just that mind-numbingly predictable, it’s not even news anymore. Why? Because we’ve realized by now that every single time any highly publicized gun crime happens in this country, sure as the wind blows, Feinstein will be right there to exploit it to advance her anti-Second Amendment agenda.
The Navy Yard was a gun-free zone, wasn’t it? If gun control worked, that tragedy wouldn’t have happened in the first place.
(On an aside, Piers Morgan apparently threw a fit about the fact that military personnel aren’t allowed to carry guns on U.S. military bases for self-defense; only MPs can carry, so Morgan can’t cry gun control like he normally would because, well, guns were already being controlled.)
The problem with this country is that we’re all trying to buy safety. We have insurance to insure our insurance, but no matter how much we purchase or buy in to the illusion of safety, we cannot control life. We will never be able to make ourselves 100% safe no matter how many of our rights we give up to the ever-centralizing United Police States of America.
If it can happen at a place that headquarters several of our nation’s naval command operations, it can happen anywhere, so our government should stop trying to pretend all this security theater with its grand delusions of magical safety even does anything other than black hole our nation’s budget, and ultimately, the people’s rights.
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
— Benjamin Franklin