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Lowman Henry
Lowman Henry

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by Lowman S. Henry

Blame the Nut Case, Not the Gun

July 24, 2012

In the wake of the tragic shooting spree in Colorado there have been predictable calls from the anti-gun Left for more control over weapons.
Wisely, political leaders of both parties seems to be more inclined to ramp up enforcement of existing laws rather than further erode the nation's second amendment rights.

Those calling for stricter gun control believe it is the weapons that empower deranged individuals like James Holmes to carry out their diabolical schemes. Therefore, outlawing guns would surely prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.

Today comes word that the "alleged" Colorado shooter lived for a time recently off of a $26,000 grant he received from the National Institutes of Health. He was, before last weekend, considered a promising scientist.

If we were to adopt the logic of the Left then it would follow that government grants should also be outlawed. After all, if such grants allow future mass murderers to spend their time plotting their evil deeds rather than earning money then clearly government grants are an instrument of death.

It doesn't make much sense does it?

Neither does blaming the shooting on the guns.

The fact is James Holmes is solely responsible for the horrible tragedy he created in that movie theatre.

Let's put the blame where it properly belongs.

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