Skip to comments.WashPost Asks, With Straight Face: Why Didn't Strict Gun Laws Stop Charlie Hebdo Massacre?
Posted on 01/09/2015 1:12:52 PM PST by HammerT
The next time newspaper reporters start making fun of how stupid some politicians are, they could always discuss Adam Taylor. The Washington Post foreign affairs writer was dim enough to ask France has strict gun laws. Why didnt that save Charlie Hebdo victims?
It never sinks in, that trusty old maxim about if you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns. Taylor not only asked a dim-witted question, he mocked Donald Trump for asking it, and then he asked it in all sincerity:
Trump, a perennial attention seeker, was likely attempting to score political points and insult liberals with his tweet. But behind the disingenuity, there is is a genuinely troubling question: Why didn't France's gun laws save the Charlie Hebdo victims?
In other words, liberals are being mocked as morons, but seriously, why is it? Conservative readers can keep laughing as Taylor tries to puzzle this out:
How did the attackers get the guns?
Almost certainly illegally. Bloomberg reports that weapons designed for military use, such as the Kalashnikov AK series, have been illegally flooding France over the past few years, with state bodies recording double digit increases....
Could more relaxed gun laws have changed the situation?
...Some, such as the National Review’s Jim Geraghty, have pondered how the event would go down in the United States, where more gun ownership could have prompted an “armed response from ordinary citizens.” Such an alternative reality scenario is hard to guess at, though it's worth noting that the evidence from the United States is far from clear, especially in shootings involving automatic weapons.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
My theory is because the terrorists were scofflaws, and lacked respect for the law, but of course that is just one of those wild guesses, based on the little knowledge that I have of them so far.
DEAN: And I think you got to deal with these people. The interesting thing here, is we talked about guns the last time in regarding the United States, regarding how guns get in the hands of the kind of people that kill the two police officers here two weeks ago. France has tremendous gun control laws, and yet these people are able to get Kalashnikovs. So, this is really complicated stuff, and I think you have to treat these people as basically mass murderers. But I do not think we should accord them any particular religious respect, because I don't think, whatever they're claiming their motivation is, is clearly a twisted, cultish mind.http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2015/01/07/howard-dean-dont-call-paris-shooters-muslim-terrorists
But, but, but...
France has LAWS against murder! Why didn’t that stop the Charlie Hebdo massacre?!
As posted earlier, Israel has tough gun laws, but only because there is a draft and a giant reserve component, basically all Jewish adults have a rifle.
If this was pulled off in Tel Aviv, the shooters would have been Swiss cheese, not photographed shooting cops.
WashPost Asks, With Straight Face: Why Didn’t Strict Gun Laws Stop Charlie Hebdo Massacre?
Indeed? Did the French Police not blow their whistles loud enough? How could this tragedy have occured?
I’m reminded of the beaten and battered ex-wife who gets a restraining order against her abusive ex husband. And as he returns to beat and choke her to death - she keeps waiving that restraining order in his face.
I guess when you are a true believer, like the WaPo, then you cannot comprehend the reality that people, especially criminals, do not care about laws. That’s why they are criminals......................
Funny how people bent on murder and mayhem aren’t deterred by laws or “Gun Free” zone signs.
It’s almost like they don’t care about the law or silly little leftist ideas on the way the world should work.
For the same reason Marijuana Laws never stopped WashPost reporters from smoking Marijuana
“WashPost Asks, With Straight Face: Why Didn’t Strict Gun Laws Stop Charlie Hebdo Massacre?”
Let’s see, an unarmed policeman begging for his life from an armed lunatic raghead.
Yeah, it’s a real conundrum.
Because criminals break laws?
Wait a minute!!!!
Are you telling that Criminals Don’t Obey the LAW??
Chicago has about the strictest gun laws in the nation. Chicago also has the most murders by guns.
Bammie’s per monkey; Holder was just in Chicago last month to be a part of a Summit on murders and them evil guns. Now he is flying off to gay Parree to do the same thing.
Meanwhile; teens keep getting killed by other teens. And muzzies keep wiping out the “infidels”.
It contributed to the massacre.
it’s worth noting that the evidence from the United States is far from clear, especially in shootings involving automatic weapons.
Gee. it’s been a while, can anyone remember when that
happened?? Anyone? Bueller?
I, too, was shocked to the core by this revelation.
As hard as it is to believe, it is actually true that criminals do not, in fact, obey the laws, of any country they happen to reside in!
Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
The WaPo may be getting a clue......................
You know they also had a rocket launcher according to reports. Does France prohibit people from owning rocket launchers? If so, why did they have one? I mean they’re outlawed, right?
Let’s see, the Muzzies had AK-47’s. The French police were unarmed, as well as everyone else. Why can’t WaPo grasp the simple principle of lambs to the slaughter?
The same can be said about Switzerland where gun laws are strict but where many have guns at home, legally.
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