As most of you have probably heard by now, a man walked into a school board meeting in Panama City, Florida the other day and opened fire on the school board members, whom me blamed for firing his wife.
Apparently Duke had lost his job as well, which obviously put a massive financial strain on them.
Obviously this is ripe material for the anti-gun nuts, so I feel obligated to make a few points about this story.
1. School board meetings are gun free zones.
2. A gun stopped this crime in progress, it could have been worse.
3. Clay Duke was an ex-convict, which means he wasn’t legally allowed to own a gun.
4. Duke questioned ROTC members before entering the conference if their drill rifles were real and loaded (obviously he wanted to make sure he wasn’t going to get shot before he could take out the board members.)
So, what can we take away from this?
Clay Duke violated the law that says you can’t attempt to murder people. Clay Duke violated the law that says criminals can’t own guns. Clay Duke violated the law that says no guns on school property. Clay Duke violated the law that says you can’t carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Clay Duke violated the law that says you can’t recklessly discharge a firearm in city limits. Clay Duke violated the law that says you can’t vandalize school property. Clay Duke violated the law that says you can’t hold people against their will at gun point.
Clearly gun laws work at preventing violent crime and banning criminals from owning guns means criminals can’t get guns no matter what.
The only thing that really works is a well armed society.
A security guard’s gun stopped this crime, and the old lady that hit Duke with her purse could have stopped this crime as well if she had a gun in there instead of makeup.
A purse will not stop an armed thug, but an old lady with a revolver sure as hell can.
By the way, does this mean I have to change my logo?