Thread: The news paper got it right!
in the local rag no less....
So real quick just how would more gun control laws have helped????Police say ex-con used stolen gun during rampage
GRAND RAPIDS -- A 34-year-old ex-con whose criminal past barred him from owning firearms used a stolen .40-caliber handgun to kill seven people and wound two others before taking his own life, a Grand Rapids police official said.
Investigators are trying to figure out what motivated Rodrick Dantzler to kill two former girlfriends, his 12-year-old daughter and four others related to them on Thursday, police Capt. Jeffrey Hertel said.
Dantzler wounded two other people and took three hostages before freeing them and shooting himself, police said.
The gun he used was stolen from a home in western Michigan's Kent County, which includes Grand Rapids, Hertel said.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is working to trace the gun's history, The Grand Rapids Press reported Sunday.
Dantzler has a criminal record dating back to a 1992 juvenile arrest for burglary, and his mother and at least three other women have sought protective orders against him, according to records.
Total confiscation of all privately owned firearms, all types, carried out by unannounced entries and examinations of homes/dwellings by local and state police, sheriff deputies, national guard, and military where needed. Needs to be carried out quickly and with sudden impact upon the populous before they have any chance to find other "homes" for their weapons or to gather together in opposition against this program.
Though most of the nationally known anti-gun organizations will not come out and say this, there are a few who will. And on occasion, one of their spokesmen slips and lets the cat out of the bag by uttering thoughts such as this and when they do, you can almost hear their peers telling them, "Don't say that. We don't want 'them' to know what our real ultimate goal is".
Since there is no way to totally protect private firearms collections from thieves who are willing to spend the time and effort to get to them, it follows that the only way to protect society from these thieves is to remove all firearms from homes which could be targeted for theft.
One can apply this logic to almost anything but doing so would raise the flag of "lunatic" thinking. Example is cars. If a county/town/city is experiencing an unusually high percentage of stolen vehicles, one could argue that vehicles should be banned within those precinct limits. Or prescription medications, or knives, or you name it. There are very real reasons for these things we see happening today and it took years in the making to get us to this point. None of this is by accident and the results are self-evident of what has transpired over the last 100 years, and in particular, the last 60 years.
We are reaping what we sowed.
In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?
Si vis pacem, para bellum.
Guy stole a car, got drunk and killed innocent people in the crash. Let's confiscate all cars so this never can happen again.
"For any man who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother...And gentlemen now abed shall think themselves accursed, they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks who fought with us on Crispin's day." Henry V
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