Newtown Action Alliance takes the cake for the dumbest statement on why there needs to be an “assault weapons” ban. They’re actually making the coward cops out to be the victims (deemed the “greatest act of cowardice in modern American history”) and using their cowardice as a means to attack our rights. I like the fact too that they used the word “can’t”, when the correct word is “wouldn’t”.
Say, just who is going to enforce such a ban and what will they be using to enforce it? The same cops that just let someone murder people even though they outgun and outnumber the perp? Also, all these groups seem to be ignoring Bruen, which is not shocking.
I think I’ll be keeping my ARs regardless of whatever is passed. I mean, it’s clear that you can’t rely on cops to save you (or your kids) if a bad guy is armed, and the fact that there was no small-arm bans of any kind when the 2A was ratified, so there’s no historical precedent on what the gun grabbers and their politicians are proposing, so it’s unconstitutional. It’s the duty of every American to resist unconstitutional laws. Do your patriotic duty and piss off a tyrant: go buy a weapon they don’t want you to have, and get trained on how to responsibly use it.
EDIT: released hours after this was published. Newtown Alliance should just delete their stupid tweet.
On Sunday, a Texas House committee released the most exhaustive account yet of the shooter, his planning, his attack and the fumbling response he provoked.
In total, 376 law enforcement officers — a force larger than the garrison that defended the Alamo — descended upon the school in a chaotic, uncoordinated scene that lasted for more than an hour. The group was devoid of clear leadership, basic communications and sufficient urgency to take down the gunman, the report says.
The report also reveals for the first time that the overwhelming majority of responders were federal and state law enforcement: 149 were U.S. Border Patrol, and 91 were state police — whose responsibilities include responding to “mass attacks in public places.” There were 25 Uvalde police officers and 16 sheriff’s deputies. Arredondo’s school police force accounted for five of the officers on the scene. The rest of the force was made up of neighboring county law enforcement, U.S. Marshals, and federal Drug Enforcement Agency officers.The investigators said that in the absence of a strong incident commander, another officer could have — and should have — stepped up to the task.
“These local officials were not the only ones expected to supply the leadership needed during this tragedy,” the report said. “Hundreds of responders from numerous law enforcement agencies — many of whom were better trained and better equipped than the school district police — quickly arrived on the scene.”
The other responders “could have helped to address the unfolding chaos.”