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Let's Let Uvalde Grieve

Updated: May 30, 2022

It’s been three days since a crazed 18-year-old walked into an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas and gunned down 19 children and two teachers yet every time I turn on the television I hear some Democrat politician using this horrific tragedy for political gain. There so afraid of loosing power in November they'll use anything or anybody. Or some talking head sitting behind his news desk second-guessing law enforcement and offering solutions to a situation they know nothing about and jumping from one fact to another wrong or right all for the sake of ratings. Who are these people? Can we not let the city of Uvalde grieve without these inconsiderate morons forcing them to relive this tragedy day after day.

Crime Boss Joe Biden steps up to the mic and instead of uniting the nation in this time of loss he did what he learned so well from listening to his former boss for 8 years, he divided us by attacking the gun lobby. So here’s the facts Joe. In 2021 the tech companys, the guys that put you in office, spent more than $70 million lobbying Congress. Big Pharma spent $92 million lobbying Congress in the first quarter of 2021 alone. The NRA spent just $2.2 million total lobbying.

Then there’s Dummy Beto showing up at the Governers press conference politicizing the tragedy in front of grieving Uvalde familys. Pretty sick. Here’s a guy running a failed campaign for the governorship of Texas and his major platform is gun control. And he’s running in a state that just passed some of the loosest gun laws in the United States. What school bus was he on. Stick to what you know best Beto, loosing elections.

Now some people will say, because of those loose gun laws, that's why this guy was able to do what he did. Not true. Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws in the country and has a similar rate of gun deaths. Population of Texas 30 million. Population of Illinois 12.5 million.

The principal public safety concerns with respect to guns are suicides and illegally owned handguns, not mass shootings. Gun-related murders are carried out by a predictable pool of people. Higher rates of gun ownership are not associated with higher rates of violent crime. There is no clear relationship between strict gun control legislation and homicide or violent crime rates. Legally owned firearms are used for lawful purposes much more often than they are used to commit crimes or suicide. Concealed carry permit holders, of which I am one, are not the problem but they may be part of the solution.

If one individual wants to commit bodily harm on another individual, it’s not an easy situation to stop. However had one or two of those facility members been armed, it might have been a different result.

But for now let’s let Uvalde grieve.

Written by Walt Ryba May 27, 2022

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