Two men arrested with "ghost guns," Fentanyl

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Gun control is premised on the idea that you can keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Opponents of so-called ghost guns claim that we need to ban those too because then criminals couldn’t get them.


That means there can’t be any unserialized firearms in notoriously anti-gun California, right?

However, if that’s the case, then I’ve got questions about this case:

Clovis Police arrested two men on Tuesday for multiple violations including felony firearm and narcotics violations in Clovis.

Clovis Police dispatch center received a call on Tuesday evening about possible drug activity at an apartment complex near Shaw and Fowler Avenues in Clovis. Officers responded and spoke with two adult men inside a car. Police said both men contacted appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. During a search of one of the men, police found an illegal firearm inside his waistband. Both men confessed to officers that they were also in possession of fentanyl pills as well.

Police arrested both with a struggle during which officers confiscated the illegal handgun. According to Clovis Police, it was later discovered the gun was a privately manufactured gun with no serial number attached, also referred to as a “ghost gun”. Police also found and seized nearly 200 fentanyl pills. Patrol officers were assisted by detectives with the Special Enforcement Team (SET).

Now, California has laws against that sort of gun. Based on the gun control fans’ arguments, that should have made this impossible.

Of course, they’ll tell just that the problem is that “ghost gun” laws weren’t universal and so people like these two were able to get the guns thanks to looser laws in other states.


If that’s so, then what about the Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a controlled substance, one heavily restricted in all 50 states and all US territories. There’s little chance of them having lawfully obtained that much Fentanyl in another state and transporting it into California.

So if they can get Fentanyl, why would anyone believe a law banning “ghost guns” would keep firearms out of the hands of people like this?

It takes a great deal of willpower to hold onto such beliefs in the face of evidence, especially like this. Fentanyl is a real problem in this country. If we can’t keep the flow of this down to a minimum despite the plethora of drug laws and heavy regulations on the pharmaceutical industry, then just how in the hell are we supposed to keep guns out of criminal hands?

The short answer is that it simply can’t be done.

So instead, try focusing on the people who cause the problems while allowing good, law-abiding folks to arm themselves so if they’re face to face with people like these two yahoos, they can protect themselves from them.

The guns yes shall have with ye always.

So stop trying to prevent the inevitable and make sure the good guys can meet the threat head-on. Then you’ll start to see things really improve in this country.

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