I was sitting around today and a thought occurred to me. Why haven’t I heard the gun control advocates taunting us with the recent Belgium shooting?
A “lone gunman” shoots and kills his cleaning lady, then enters a crowded shopping area where, using grenades, an “assault rifle” and a
, he kills two teenage boys, a 2 year old girl, a 17 month old girl, a 20 year old man and a 75 year old woman. An additional 123 people
Ordinarily, the gun control crowd would be salivating. But nothing? What’s the deal? So, I began looking into it a little bit and here’s what I
The conclusion for me is that we have in Belgium the harshest gun laws in Europe and certainly one of the worst in the world
That statement is from writer/physician J.J. Martin, from Malonne, Belgium. Continuing in the same article, Martin notes
The actual situation is: A law-abiding ordinary citizen cannot buy any type of firearm, unless he has a valuable reason (money transport,
jeweler, etc.). If, by chance, he can have the authorization to buy a gun, the permit will be valid for only three years and a new application must be
made at that time. If the permit is not accepted, he will have to sell, destroy or surrender the gun to the police.
Any citizen owning a gun of any type at the date of the new law must register it with the police and ask for authorization to keep it. If the
authorization is not granted, the citizen must sell, destroy or surrender the gun to the police.
Now I understand. The horrendous tragedy… no, tragedy isn’t the right word… the treacherous criminal act of a murderer is evidence in support of
those who have tirelessly argued that “if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns”.
In this case, not only did a parolee, previously convicted of possessing 10 prohibited firearms and 9,500
gun parts, somehow obtain more
weapons in a country with some of the strictest gun laws, he was also able to obtain hand grenades
. Looks like those gun laws aren’t
everything they’re touted to be, huh?
Then, I was struck with another notion. Isn’t it interesting how the left is always ready to leap to the defense of Muslims, demanding others draw a
distinction between the mainstream followers of Islam and the extremists (which I agree with completely), but treat all
American gun owners as
extremists? Think about it. When have you ever heard a gun control fanatic say anything like “The person who commits violence with a firearm is in
the extreme minority and we should avoid generalizations that demonize the majority of gun owners, who are law abiding and productive citizens”?
Didn’t think so.