Criminal gang related shooting happens, Moms Demand Action pushes “safe storage” as a response
Never let an opportunity go to waste:
The Santa Barbara Police Department had not identified any suspect or suspects as of Wednesday afternoon in connection with Sunday’s double homicide, which had ties to criminal street gang activity, police said.
The shooting occurred at approximately 5:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Liberty Street on the city’s Eastside. Two people were fatally wounded, one identified as 18-year-old Omar Montiel-Hernandez and the other a minor whose identity was withheld, according to authorities.
Ok, so it’s criminal gang related, which of course we know these people can care less about laws. Moving on to Moms Demand Action’s BS response:
Moms Demand Action, a volunteer group that is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued a response to the fatal shooting on Wednesday, while also making mention of a Monday shooting that left no one injured.
“It is unacceptable that we have lost two of our teens to senseless gun violence,” Kendall Pata, local group co-leader of the Santa Barbara chapter of Moms Demand Action, said in a statement. “Our hearts are with the families of Angel, Omar, and the other survivors of the shooting. It’s time to prioritize funding for violence intervention groups that work tirelessly to prevent gun violence among our most vulnerable youth.”
MDA said that lawmakers should be focused on passing “common sense gun safety laws,” namely CalVIP, which supports community-based violence intervention programs that apply a localized approach to reducing gun violence in neighborhoods impacted by gun violence.
In addition, MDA is urging all county school districts to pass safe storage resolutions and send bilingual letters to parents and guardians reminding them of their legal responsibility to safely store their firearms locked and unloaded.
In August, the Santa Barbara Unified School District unanimously passed the first gun safe storage resolution.
MDA officials say that firearm suicide rate among children and teens has increased 65% during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Responsible gun storage keeps guns out of the wrong hands, reducing deaths and injuries among children and teens who are facing challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” read a news release.
Bold 1: Always about the money
Bold 2: yes, of course, more laws to be ignored by the criminals participating in criminal activity. Totally will work.....
Bold 3 (and the most ridiculous): Please see here. This is what their goal is and why they’re getting involved in schools with this “safe storage” garbage (forcing people to sign stuff). It will do NOTHING to stop gang related “criminal activity“, but will affect Jane & Joe Doe who’s children tell a teacher “mommy and daddy have a gun”.....
And lastly, this is in California, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Laws don’t work and aren’t obeyed by criminals, DUH Moms Demand Action!