Bender: Everything's just fine with our gun laws, thank you

Bender: Everything’s just fine with our gun laws, thank you

Gun Rights

Tony Bender I realize it’s too soon to talk about the Virginia Beach killings. Everyone knows we need to have a waiting period before we discuss gun deaths in America. People should respect the sanctity of death — even those of government workers. They’re all we’ve got until school shooting season reopens in August. I hate to pull you away from your well-regulated militia, but we can’t stand idly by while people use their 1 st Amendment rights to justify attacks on our 2 nd Amendment right to die in a hail of bullets. The first step to solving a problem is to recognize that there is no problem. The Virginia Beach gunman lawfully purchased his Colt .45 semi-automatics, 30-round magazines and suppressor. Those folks got shot down fair and square, proving once and for all, there’s nothing we can do about it so we shouldn’t even try. I suppose some might argue that the shooter’s aggressive and unstable behavior was a red flag that would’ve triggered a suspension of his gun rights under the Red Flag Bill that Virginia legislators shot down in January. Fortunately, thoughts and prayers prevailed in North Dakota, too. Despite the support of misguided do-gooders like Fargo Police Chief David Todd, West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, the Red Flag Bill was narrowly defeated 76-17 in the House. Now domestic violence victims can dutifully resume watching their meth-addled ex-spouses circling the block. Cops undergo psychological testing to evaluate […]

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