But none of these things–background checks, mental checks, gun bans, licensing or certificate requirements, storage rules, and more–proved a hindrance to Sonboly and the attack he carried out.

Despite France’s stringent background check system, licensing requirements, and bans on whole categories of weapons, 12 innocents were slaughtered in a firearms-based attack on January 7, 2015, followed by 130 slaughtered in another firearms-based attack on November 13. Wedged in between these two attacks was a firearms-based attack in Denmark, where gun control is also described as “restrictive.”

In the end, the “restrictive” gun control in Europe does the same thing it has done in U.S. cities like Chicago: it keeps law-abiding citizens defenseless while posing little hindrance to people committed to carrying out evil.

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2A on parchmentWhen is it ever enough? How much proof do the liberals need before they realize gun control doesn’t work? How many times do we have to say that if more people were armed, this gunman, all the gunman, wouldn’t have had the advantage? And for crying out loud, stop blaming the gun.

No matter the flavor, government of any kind cannot prevent bad buys from doing bad things, but it is imperative they stop preventing innocent law-abiding citizens from defending themselves.

As if Europeans didn’t already have enough problems since the muslim invasion, they need to be fervently demanding the gun laws be less restrictive so they can protect themselves, as do we here in the US. We absolutely must keep fighting to hang on to our second amendment rights. Without that, we have nothing.

~Kathy