FN 509 with Magazine / Photo by Jack Shepherd

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel

America’s gun grabbers are at it again, this time using the recent hostage situation at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas as a platform to promote tighter restrictions of firearm ownership. 

A man held several people hostage at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas for several hours before the hostages managed to escape. The suspect was killed in a shoot out with the FBI and the entire incident is now being investigated as terror-related according to authorities. Several religious and civil rights organizations have referred to the incident as an act of anti-Semitic terror. 

The first person to come out and blame guns for the incident was the brother of the suspect who told the press that his brother was mentally ill, had a criminal record, and had just arrived in the US from Britain. “He’s known to the police. Got a criminal record. How was he allowed to get a visa and acquire a gun?” is what the brother had told British TV station Sky News. 

It has not been revealed how the suspect actually obtained the firearm, but the media is speculating that this could have been done through a private sale. To clarify, it is unknown how the suspect obtained the firearm and the idea that this was done through a private sale is baseless speculation. 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did come out and say that the suspect had been run through several databases before immigrating into the country but no “derogatory information” was found. President Biden said that he is in talks with the US Attorney General to ensure that this sort of incident doesn’t occur again, reminder, we don’t know how this individual obtained the firearm. 

Without the full story even coming out, these individuals are looking into bringing about more firearm regulations. Gun control is not about safety, it is not about making sure that criminals and the mentally deranged can’t obtain firearms, it is about punishing everyday people.

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