Terrible. There are no words to describe what sorrow, what frustration, what agony the friends, parents and relatives of those killed must be going through. What a waste of human lives destroyed by an evil and sick person. Regarding the specifics of the event – I don’t think there is much more to say. As I said – there are no words…..
Now – I really struggled whether or not to write this. Should I even write anything? Will my words be taken as some kind of disrespect? Well – obviously I decided to provide my thoughts. I have now written and rewrote this several times. I feel I have a responsibility to all of you, and my site to express my opinion. The event itself is over – except for the grieving of the relatives. What now? That is the gazillion dollar question.
It is pretty obvious this event along with several other recent shootings have fueled those that are in favor of stricter gun control measures. I understand their frustration and their passion. I do not agree – but I understand. I think it will be very difficult for politicians to argue and vote against further gun restrictions as the media will show them as being against laws that could save children. That is the typical lamestream media spin. Legislation will be brought forward and I believe something will be passed. How restrictive? Well, that is a good question. I think at a minimum something similar to the Assault Weapons Ban of yesteryear will be passed.
Now – if nothing happens – fine.
If gun control measures banning certain firearms and specific capacity magazines are passed – what does this mean to us? First – we WILL be able to buy guns to protect us. Don’t freak out. Now – it may be much more expensive and we may not be able to get the firearm we would like to have and that which would work best – but firearms will be available. With the last assault weapons ban, magazines for semi-automatic rifles, carbines and pistols were reduced to a maximum of 10-rounds. Could you purchase higher capacity magazines? Yes – but at a very high cost. I truly suspect that the next “ban” will be worse than the last. Ammunition may become more difficult to purchase should there be some kind of taxation or registration enacted.
There are an endless number of restrictions that could be enacted. The bottom line is – if you are prepper, and you feel that a semi-automatic, magazine fed pistol or rifle is what you need in your preparedness system – go get it now. I visited my local Academy Sports on Tuesday and they had completely sold out of all semi-automatic centerfire rifles and most rimfire as well. Working my way to a large gun shop near my house they had very few semi-automatic rifles. Word from their distributor is that they have 15 being shipped to them – and then that is it for the foreseeable future.
Want an AK or and AR-15? Go put one on lay-a-way. Have one on lay-a-way? Order some magazines for it. Want the latest GLOCK 55ZX with electronic trigger and infrared target acquisition system – no better time than the present.
Like most preppers do – stock up now while you still can. While your at it – join me in a prayer for the 26 victims.