Skip to comments.Hot-Takes on guns after the Waffle House killings
Posted on 04/24/2018 1:16:55 PM PDT by simpson96
Travis Reinking, the mentally disturbed man charged in the Waffle House killings, had his guns taken away with the help of law enforcement.
This is a fact.
But the guns were returned to him by his father, and four people were killed the other day in that Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn.
This too, is a fact.
President Donald Trump did not give the guns back to Reinking, the NRA didnt, and the Republicans did not meet in a quiet cloakroom so innocents would be slaughtered.
Law-abiding gun owners of America didnt demand that the guns be returned to a man with obvious mental illness.
The killers father, Jeffrey Reinking, did that on his own, according to police.
He took possession of the guns from law enforcement. He knew that his son was sick, that he may well have been dangerous.
And yet he gave them back to his son.
Yes, facts are stubborn things, arent they?
Yet immediately after the Waffle House killings, the hot takes were launched in media, on Twitter, and the high priests of the left began attacking the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
It was Trumps fault and the NRAs fault and the fault of Americas gun-culture and the Republicans fault, and the fault of the patriots who wrote the Constitution to protect liberty and minority rights, and on and on.
If youre a regular consumer of American news, you know this liturgy by heart. Do we really need another town meeting on national cable news to unleash the demagogues?
Using the Nashville Waffle House shooting in hot takes to shame Americans away from publicly supporting the Second Amendment must be extremely satisfying to some.
But its about as logical as using the Toronto van attack the other day to stop Canadians from
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Background checks for all truck renters!
Socialists never let facts slow down the task of tearing the country apart.
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“You have to click the story link to read the rest.”
Were there a link, I would have clicked on it.
Hopefully the DA in the county will charge the father with murder.
I am armed anyplace it is legal. I would have killed him. I would have the advantage as he did not know who was armed and who to shoot first. I would have probably won.
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