A subhuman scum walked into a Pittsburgh gun-free-zone synagogue and shot the place up last week. Eleven Jewish congregants died during an agonizing attack that lasted 20 minutes before the police showed up and wounded the mass murderer. Jewish doctors and nurses stitched the killer up in an ironic twist.
So, here we go again. Leftists want to have a “conversation” about their ever-present desire to take guns away from everyone who did not shoot up a synagogue over the weekend.
One big irony of this story is that Pennsylvania doesn’t have very many terrible laws when it comes to private gun ownership. The state allows concealed carry and open carry. You don’t have to purchase permission from the government to own a gun there, including an AR-15. The Castle law is in effect and Pennsylvania is a ‘stand your ground’ state.
The state police do keep a record of handgun sales, and background checks are required for the private sale of handguns. But other than that, Pennsylvania is similar to many other states in terms of gun-friendliness. Yet no one in the synagogue was able to fight back. The Tree of Life synagogue is a “gun-free zone.”
The mayor of Pittsburgh sneeringly told President Trump he wasn’t welcome to come visit. The victims and their families disagreed. Mayor Bill Peduto then held the typical hypocritical press conference calling for gun bans – with his ARMED security detail standing just a few feet away to protect him. You see, Mayor Peduto is a very important person and deserves to have an armed security detail, unlike area Jews.
Likewise, Peduto says he disagrees with the president’s call to have armed guards or cops in the synagogues and churches, to deter deranged leftist atheists from shooting up the place. Why have armed citizens, guards or police standing by? The cops will be there in 20 minutes!
Other anti-gun zealots are speaking out as well. Stacey Abrams, the Democrat running for Governor of Georgia, calls AR-15s “weapons of mass destruction” and says they should be totally banned. Dem candidate Kyrsten Sinema, running for US Senate in Arizona, avoids talking about guns on the campaign trail. James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas caught her and her staffers talking about gun confiscation in undercover videos but admitting that they can’t tell the voters about that. Sneaky.
Another big irony of the Pittsburgh shooting is that churches in America – Protestant ones, at least – have a long tradition of having armed citizens standing by to protect the pastor and other churchgoers. Puritans in many communities had seating arrangements to accommodate this in the 1600s. A man armed with a loaded rifle was seated at each end of every pew. Sunday mornings were a favorite time for Indians to attack since everyone was lumped into one location.
Many churches, to this day, have armed men in the congregation every Sunday morning. The church elders know about these men (and sometimes the elders are the ones who are armed), but it’s rarely talked about.
Christians in rural communities scratch their heads any time there is a shooting at a church in a big city. They think, “Why didn’t anybody shoot back?” Because it was a “gun-free zone,” of course.
Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams made his position on the synagogue attack crystal clear: He’s taking his gun to synagogue from now on. Adams is catching serious heat for his remarks because he’s not only a retired police officer, but also a Democrat. Adams says, “It’s not popular, but it’s right. We have to live in the real universe that we’re in.”
No offense meant, but amen to that!
Talk about the gun-grabbing left losing control of the narrative. Many Jewish leaders across the country are now having a serious “conversation,” but not the ones that the gun-grabbers want them to have. They’re talking about the Second Amendment and personal gun ownership. It’s too bad that it took such a tragedy to get them to change their minds.
The progressive left’s exploitation of this tragedy shows us that the lesson, as always, is for gun owners to stay vigilant. That means not only ensuring that our churches and synagogues are safe, but that we vote for candidates who will allow us to protect our houses of worship. Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, November 6th.
~ American Gun News