As soon as I learned about the shots fired in San Bernardino, there was no doubt in my mind: terrorist attack. Fourteen people dead, dozens more wounded, and these attacks are hitting closer to home for me. There was also no doubt in my mind that the media (and the liberal political class) would downplay (or desecrate) the severity of this massacre, then spin gun control out of these deaths. Lo and behold, the Occupant in the White House, Barack Obama, is clamoring once again for the same failed policies.
Instead of running from the fight, more Americans are stepping up and shooting back. On December 5th, I got into a shouting match with a Montebello, CA official, who claimed, like most unthinking liberals, that the guns are the problem. Chicago, Illinois, with some of the toughest gun laws in the country, has the highest murder rates, combined with rising crime, and the flight of working, productive residents out of the city. Repeat after me, readers: guns do not kill people; people do
What other lessons can we draw from San Bernardino?
Great compassion wells up within the American people following these terrible tragedies, and more Americans are tired of illiberal regressives politicizing these massacres to push their failed, flailing agenda. California Governor Jerry Brown had the brazen, unfounded audacity to claim that Nevada and Arizona’s gun laws created a “back door” of the San Bernardino attacks. Not true. Arizona Governor Doug Doucey demanded a retraction from Governor Moonbeam (or “Gun Grab”) for his insensitive remarks. The solution to this violence is not retreating from the Second Amendment, but defending it, and more Americans are defending themselves. Ben Shapiro advised readers to purchase a gun after the San Bernardino terrorism. Liberty University’s president advised his students into concealed-carry.
What else can we learn from these attacks, the attackers, and what to do in the future?