Six people died in the massacre that happened Friday in Santa Barbara.
The left has been quick to jump on this to use it for political purposes. Even a grieving father of one of the victims jumped out to use his son’s tragedy to advance his political agenda.
But if you listen to the drive by media, all you would probably hear is the usual narrative that guns are bad.
There is a story behind the story.
What is it?
22 year old Elliot Rodgers killed six people Friday. Rodgers was crazy. Like many of the other perpetrators of violent mass murders he watched violent video games. So far no word about whether he was on anti-psychotic drugs, which is another common factor of so many of these crimes.
There is also no word on his politics, though his family’s politics appear to be decidedly left of center. His father immediately vowed to fight for gun control.
America would be better off if he fought for control of spoiled, rich liberal kids.
The meme here is that Elliot Rodgers went out and killed all of these people with guns. That is not true. Of the six who were killed, three of them were stabbed to death. For liberals, that means a knife was used. Of the 13 injured, a number were shot, but at least two were run down with his car.
There are two other factors to consider. These crimes occurred in an area with draconian gun control laws and as with most of these incidents, it ended with the killer killing himself.
Richard Martinez is the father of one of the victims who wasted no time in using his son’s murder for political purposes. He immediately wailed to a sympathetic media. He said, “Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA. They talk about gun rights, what about Chris’ right to live? When will this insanity stop?”
The insanity will stop when liberals like you quit infringing on the rights of real Americans to carry weapons.
What would have happened had this been in Texas or Arizona or some other state where the 2nd Amendment is respected and practiced?
It would not have helped the men he stabbed to death in his own apartment. But the moment he opened fire in the public, odds are there would be a couple of citizens with their own guns who could fire back, defend themselves and other citizens.
Rodgers encountered the police twice during his rampage. The first time, he exchanged gunfire with a police officer who could not stop him. He continued his rampage until more police officers were eventually able to stop him.
Rodgers rampage shows that someone who wants to kill people will use anything at their disposal. Rodgers used guns, knives and a car to injure and kill.
The real story here is what happens when you have a madman in the middle of a defenseless people.
That is the story you will not hear from the drive by media or the wailing liberal relatives who are using their tragedy for political purposes.