As more elements emerge, some more considerations are in order.
- The church where the massacre took place had a “no gun” policy.
The perpetrator obviously knew that, not only because he was a relative of some of the churchgoers but because he would obviously prepare his assault.
When will people understand that such policies attract criminals? Which church do you think the aspiring mass murderer will pick: the one where he is sure to mow down people at pleasure, or the one where it is likely that fire will be returned more or less instantly, by people probably well trained in the use of firearms?
2. The perpetrator was chased, and wounded, by armed citizen.
It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun. Without the brave citizen resolutely taking action, the bastard would have been allowed to flee, killing who knows how many other people before the police finally takes him.
3. The perpetrator, though a former soldier, was not allowed to carry arms
Heck, this is just another example that gun control does not stop criminals. Gun control merely prevents the honest citizen from defending themselves.
And you know what angers me most? This time the liberal hysteria will die very fast, because everything in this tragedy points out to their idiocy. But let only one element work for them (say: the guy had a licence to carry) and all hell will break loose.
Thank God for president Trump and the new age of gun sanity that is finally (slowly) beginning.
And it came to pass it turned out the Texas shooters was not a church member, much less involved in the congregation he massacred.
I wonder why we should not apply to this the same hysteria and illiberal hate the so-called Liberals apply to everything they don’t like.
Taking example from their unholy crusade against everything Confederate, I now suggest that Christians begin to:
- Declare Atheists Godless Supremacists
- Demand that all monuments to known atheists be removed
- Demand that school classes teach children about Godless Supremacism and its violent nature
- Demand that every expression of atheism on social media be declared hate.
- Create the Christian Lives Matter Movement. Make of it a very vocal, bullying, violent organ agit-prop tool.
- Cry “Discrimination!!” at every turn.
- Organise marches against Godless Supremacists. Violence justified by the desire to fight hate.
- Demand that all churches of whatever denomination allow and encourage the carrying of arms in church, in order to react to attacks from Godless Supremacists.
Nothing strange, really.
I am merely taking one episode and making it a tool in my crusade, attacking head on everything I hate , lumping all atheists together with an extremely broad brush.
Which is what they do all day.
The shocking news from Texas ,prompt me to some short considerations, Please pray for the victims and, if you find it in yourself, for the soul of the bastard (little hope on that one, though).
The first one is that assaulting churches will become more common in years to come. As the US polarises between believers and heathens and the conflicts come to a head (abortion, perversion, Christian symbols and prayers in public), it is reasonable to expect more violence. Europe is not excluded, as the case of Father Hamel last year abundantly proves.
The second one is: why no one was armed inside that church? In a State like Texas one would expect that the citizen exercise their right to self-defence. No armed churchgoer meant the man could mow down people at will, from 5 to 72 years old. It needs a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.
The third is that the devil roams around, seeking whom he may devour. The assassin was a bible study teacher, or anyway involved in a church, himself. This should be a warning to all of us, that the devil is constantly at work to snatch our souls.
The fourth is that it behooves you, lovers of freedom, to make as much noise as you can on social media in defence of the Second Amendment. Enough with this childish exploitation of every tragedy. If a man mows down 70 people with a truck no one asks for a ban on trucks. Actually, though, driving trucks is merely a privilege. In the US, bearing and carrying arms is a right, not a privilege; even a right sanctioned by the Constitution.
Pray, and make some noise.