The last few months haven't gone particularly well for the President or the left. Whistleblowers on Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the AP scandal, the NSA scandal, and the PRISM scandal have pretty much ground his Presidency to a halt. The left is begging American's to stop paying attention to "all that noise" and get focused on the "real issues".
Friday afternoon on the eve of his 24th birthday, John Zawahri snapped, and provided the left with subject matter they have been hoping for. I don't mean to imply any liberal was hoping for a murder rampage only that they would much rather get American's focused on something like gun control, than the President's problems.
So let's look at the timeline. First he killed his brother and father, and set their house on fire. He then put on some body armor, loaded 1300 rounds of ammo into a bag and went out to carjack someone. First he shot and injured a woman driving by and then jumped in the car that stopped behind her. The was the car of 41 year old Laura Sisk who said he told her "you'll be fine if you take me to Santa Monica college, and drop me off". He had attended the college for a couple of semesters in 2010. As she drove the 1 mile route, he sprayed a city bus with gunfire. Injuring another woman. He got out on campus and immediately shot an SUV being driven by Carlos Franco killing him and his daughter Marcella who was on campus to get books and get ready for her first semester this Fall. The killer then strolled towards the library and shot randomly at people injuring some and killing one woman whose name hasn't been released yet. As he entered into the library video shows him toting a couple of pistols and a .223 semi automatic rifle.
Photo: Santa Monica College Surveillance tape
By now hundreds of 911 calls had been placed starting with the shooting of the car. Police knew about the bus shooting, what kind of car he was in, and the fact that he was headed towards the college which is pretty much the only thing on that road. The killer fired 70 rounds inside the library and amazingly killed no one! As he exited the building he was shot dead by the SWAT team.
Photo: Getty Images
Clearly it could have been a lot worse. As police showed some of the stuff he had on him.
So now the left points to gun control and says this is the serious business that the President should be dealing with instead of explaining how the IRS crippled his political foes, or why the government is violating your privacy.
Here's the point. With police alerted that the killer was coming to the campus, he still killed 3 and could have killed a lot more if he was a better shot. The most dangerous place you can ever find yourself is a gun free zone. The fact is America is unique in that we have had the right to own arms for over 200 years. So when someone sings the praises of banning guns like they did in Australia, the big difference is that there has always been a lot less guns there. In the 1920's Australia restricted handguns just as they were being introduced. Even if you want to wipe your butt with our Constitution you would have to recognize that we have millions of guns in the hands of criminals right now. So at this point trying to outlaw guns will give the advantage to criminals. Most American's are not robbers or killers. And most will obey laws sans speed limits. You should want to get guns into as many people's hands as possible! Whether it's Santa Monica, Newtown, FT Hood, Columbine, Aurora or just a random killing in anytown USA, they all have one thing in common. The rampage would have ended at 1 if someone else was carrying a gun.
Now back to why this administration keeps violating our liberties...