A shooting spree typically means that liberals get something new to exploit in their ongoing efforts to implement gun control. The latest tragedy was in Washington state, where the Cascade Mall shooting took five lives. And the gun control lobby was likely salivating at the chance to use it for their own agenda… except it has defied every liberal stereotype when it comes to violence and guns.
It was initially reported that the shooter was a Hispanic male, theoretically ruling out yet another Islamic terrorist attack. But then the shooter was identified and arrested, and surprise! He is actually a Turkish immigrant named Arcan Cetin.
But that’s not all. It turns out that Cetin has been arrested three times for domestic violence, and was barred by a court order from owning a gun. Yet somehow, he was still able to obtain one. And clearly, he did so illegally. So how, exactly, would all of the liberals’ “common-sense” gun reforms stop this from happening?
If your answer was “it wouldn’t”, then you’re absolutely right. That’s the problem with these supposed “common-sense” gun control measures. Law-abiding gun owners will continue to follow the law, while criminals will continue to completely ignore it. And all that will happen is that innocent people who don’t break the law will be defenseless against murderous maniacs who don’t care about the legality of gun ownership. And that’s exactly what happened with Arcan Cetin. He was prohibited by court order from owning a gun. But he still was able to walk into a shopping mall with a loaded rifle and murder five people.