Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gun Control in New York

So a crazy guy in upstate New York sets his house ablaze, lures firefighters there, then ambushes them.  The response is the usual.  Ban the guns!  Ban the guns!  Ban the Guns! they say.

What the article doesn't mention is that the murderer, William Spengler was a convicted felon.  He bludgeoned his grandmother to death with a hammer back in 1981.

Oh, and he said this,

"I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down, and do what I like doing best, killing people."

Evil folks.  Evil. You cannot stop a man like this with more laws.  He could have methodically set fire to every house in the neighborhood, and liked it.  We should all  be happy he didn't do so.

And then we have rubbish like this, where the author invokes this incident and then talks about how many states allow for felons convicted of non-violent crimes to have their rights re-instated.  He completely ignores the fact that such laws would NOT apply to Spengler, whose crime was most certainly not non-violent.  Hell, even if those states allowed re-enstatement for violent crimes I can't imagine ANY judge re-instating the rights of a guy who threw his grandma down the stairs and then beat her to death with a hammer.

Oh and look at the update at the top of the article.  ".233 caliber"  Nice editorial oversight there.  They talk about how flash suppressors would have been illegal under the 94' AWB, as if the gun magically would've been less lethal here without a flash hider on the end of it.  Interesting that they hyperfocus on the gun he used even though any gun he used would've been illegal.  The rifle the cop used to return fire was almost certainly an AR-15 chambered in .223 / 5.56.  You know, the type that folks on facebook keep telling me arent good for anything other than "murdering as many people as possible as fast as possible."

The real question is, why was a guy who murdered his grandma with a hammer out on parole after less than 20 years?  No one will talk about that.  It's always "ZOMG Evil inanimate object!!!!" rather than "ZOMG evil man!!!"  That's getting pretty old.


Bubblehead Les. said...

Mike, the Murderous Thug was PAROLED after serving only 17 years. So I think the responsibility for this lies with the State Government of New York who let him out in the First Place.

Oh, and are they going to Ban GASOLINE? After all, that was the Intial "Weapon of Mass Destruction." Who knows how many people might have died if had lit up more Homes at the Start? The Rifle was the NEXT thing he used.

Oh let's not forget, his use of the BushMaster was Illegal. NO GUNS FOR CONVICTED FELONS, right?

And finally, don't be surprised if the State of New York BANS .223 Ammo. I've noticed that the MSM is treating that caliber like it was some sort of "Cop Killer" Black Talon thing. So don't be surprised if it gets Banned in Jersey, New York, DELAWARE, Maryland and all the other 'VolksRepubliks."

Mike W. said...

Hey, Don't lump Delaware in with all of the asshattery in those other states. We're not nearly that bad.

Glenn B said...

When you said: "You cannot stop a man like this with more laws." you were absolutely wrong. Had it been the law that REQUIRED him to have received the death penalty, say within a year of being convicted of him killing his grandmother, then we would have prevented this latest shooting by enactment of a law; a law that would have made sense and done good for the community.

All the best,
Glenn B

mike's spot said...

Webster is about an hour west / east of me depending on if I am visiting my parents in CNY or am at school in WNY. Crazy. I've been in that town a bunch of times.

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