We’ve come to expect liberals to use tragedy and exploit victims to push their unconstitutional gun control agenda, so maybe this isn’t all that shocking. The widow of former president George Bush Sr.’s cardiologist, who was killed yesterday, is blaming the right of gun ownership for her husband’s death. Police don’t have a suspect or know much about the shooting, but when have facts and evidence stopped lefties from jumping to conclusions and calling for more gun control?
The Houston Chronicle reports:
Dr. Mark Hausknecht, a renowned doctor who once treated former President George H.W. Bush, was shot by a passing bicyclist in broad daylight on Main Street. The 65-year-old died Friday morning at Ben Taub Hospital.
It’s not clear whether the killing was random or targeted.
Hausknecht was riding northbound Friday morning on Main Street at the intersection with Holcombe Boulevard when the gunman passed him, Houston police said. Two blocks later, the shooter turned around on his mountain bike and fired at least twice at Hausknecht, who immediately went down. The gunman fled on his bike, riding north.
A bike-to-bike drive-by shooting? That’s something you never hear about. Also, I don’t know how big blocks are in Houston, but to hit a moving target with a handgun from two blocks away while riding a mountain bike doesn’t seem possible.
In any case the cardiologist’s widow didn’t even wait 24 hours to use his death as a call to further erode our 2nd Amendment rights:
A day after a beloved Houston cardiologist was gunned down while biking to work in the Texas Medical Center, his grieving wife spoke out, urging gun control and tighter firearms laws.
His widow, emergency physician Dr. Georgia R. Hsieh, put out a statement mid-day Saturday, as her family and the tight-knit medical community reeled from the crime.
“‘Senseless’ has become a trite adjective to describe these tragedies, but what IS senseless is the misguided notion that any society with more guns is a safer society. When students cannot go to school without fear, and teachers need to arm themselves, what has this country come to?” Hsieh wrote.
Is society safer if we take all the guns away from the good people, but the criminals who don’t follow the law are still armed? Because that’s what gun control does. It limits and restricts the ability of law-abiding people to own guns for self-defense.
“So many have asked what can be done to help. While law enforcement has given you their focus on finding the criminal, I am asking you to use your vote and your voice to stem the tide of this growing public health epidemic. Write, email or tweet your congressman urging sensible gun laws. We owe it to future generations to leave a safer environment,” wrote Hsieh.
What “sensible gun law” would have stopped her husband from being shot? An assault weapons ban? A magazine capacity limit? The killer apparently fired 2 shots from a handgun so the answer is no on both. Plus, it’s already illegal to murder people, so the possibility exists that the shooter wouldn’t have followed any additional “sensible” laws.
It’s terrible that Hsieh’s husband was murdered this way, but stomping on all of our rights isn’t going to bring him back or even stop something like this from happening in the future. Guns are a reality and so are scumbags. Stopping good people from exercising their 2nd Amendment rights will never have an effect on criminals who don’t care what the law says.