NY Shooting Not An Example For Gun Control Advocates

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When people want gun control, they’ll grab hold of pretty much any little thing they can find to try and advance the cause. After all, the Second Amendment is enshrined in our Constitution and a lot of people have been vocal about their willingness to die protecting that right. Hell, it’s not like gun control is really helping folks in Cuba right now.

One thing some apparently like to do is to use a shooting to somehow prove we need gun control.

For some in the media, that includes the story of a shooting. The problem is, that story doesn’t spread the narrative they think it does.

Two New York Democrats are updating their push to tighten gun control, and some new videos from NYPD show why.

There was a shooting on the camera at Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn.

The NYPD just released it, but it happened in June.

According to police, two men got out of the car and fired at the crowd, shooting one woman in the chest and one man in the leg.

More videos from Jamaica, Queens, show a gunman chasing another man outside the 99-cent store on Merrick Boulevard last Sunday.

Unfortunately, if that’s the best the media can find, they’ve got a huge problem.

See, the problem here is that this happened in New York City, a community with the toughest gun control laws in the nation. Just getting a gun is difficult enough. Getting a permit to carry one is even more difficult, which is why those laws are being reviewed by the Supreme Court right now.

The fact that this shooting happened doesn’t somehow prove we need gun control. It proves that gun control doesn’t work the way proponents claim it does.

Criminals don’t obey laws. That’s kind of what makes them criminal in the first place, in case you didn’t know it. New gun control laws aren’t going to stop them from getting guns. All it will do is keep law-abiding citizens from being able to get their hands on those firearms. That means the good guys won’t be able to defend themselves.

See, the problem is that there are real ways to address violent crime, ways that create a real impact and don’t impede the rights of honest, hard-working, law-abiding citizens. It turns the bad guys into those very same honest, hard-working, law-abiding citizens, making the world better for everyone.

But that would require work. It would take time to show results and politicians need to be seen doing something now. They can’t afford to wait for results, so they don’t worry about results.

Instead of really dealing with the problem, they go for what will play well in the media.

Meanwhile, it does nothing to stop criminals or even deter them. But hey, who cares about that? All that matters is pushing the narrative.

Unfortunately, the fact that the bad guys in New York City, the city with the toughest gun control laws in the nation, were still able to get guns and use them in this very shooting should make it clear as day that something just isn’t adding up.

The only narrative this story advances is that gun control is a complete and total failure.