During those terrible years we know as the Obama presidency, we were constantly told that no other country has mass shootings. Obama used this ruse to try to guilt us into surrendering our weapons and rights. I know this may come as a shock to you, but Obama was lying. It turns out other countries do have mass shootings and even severe gun control doesn’t stop insane people from doing insane things.
On Sunday night 27-year-old Alexandre Bissonnette walked into a mosque in Quebec City, Canada and opened fired with what is being reported as an AK-47. He killed six Muslim worshipers and wounded another 5-13. In case anyone is wondering, AK-47s are not legal in Canada, but for some reason this asshole chose to ignore the law.
The CBC reports that Bissonnette has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder while using a restricted firearm. In a very Canadian move, the university that he attends has banned him from all school activity while his legal case is pending.
If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you may have noticed that American liberals are freaking the f*ck out because this guy is white and killed Muslims. They say Bissonnette is a white nationalist and part of some kind of racist conspiracy, which is so far unproven. The left is angry that the killer has been described as a lone wolf even though he appears to be a lone wolf.
I find it interesting that when Muslims go on killing sprees in the US while invoking the names of terrorist organizations and Islam, liberals categorize that as a lone wolf attack, and more of a gun control issue than terrorism. Yet, when a white guy kills Muslims, it’s not a lone wolf attack, but rather part of a white Christian racist plot.
I also find it disturbing that liberals care when a white guy kills Muslims, but couldn’t give a shit when a Muslim kills Americans. Why aren’t these things at least equal in the liberal mind? If you think that some lives are more important than others based on religion, race, or ideology, there’s is something very wrong with you.
Seriously missing from this Canadian shooting debate is the issue of gun control. Canada makes it very hard for people to own and possess firearms. Semi-automatic weapons like the one Bissonnette used are either banned completely or nearly impossible to get. Somehow, this crazy asshole got one and used it. Somehow strict gun control laws failed to stop this killer and protect the people in a mosque in Quebec City.
My point is this: gun control does not make anyone safer for the simple fact that criminals don’t follow the law. Restricting access to firearms only keeps people willing to follow the law from obtaining banned weapons. Scumbags, killers, and terrorists will find a way to get weapons, which only leaves the law-abiding people defenseless.