Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73
Even though we hoped that politics could be kept out of the recent tragedy in Hattiesburg on Saturday night, we all knew it was coming sooner or later. Democrats just can’t help themselves. Tragedies are always used to promote liberal policies, as shameless as that tactic is.
And that’s the case with the murder of two Hattiesburg police officers, as the illustrious and articulate Democratic Mayor Johnny Dupree appeared on Fox News to lay the blame on the state’s gun laws, specifically two new laws that allow Mississippians to carry firearms either openly or concealed without a permit.
“For whatever reason we’re passing some kind of laws I don’t think are good for our country,” he said on Fox. And because of these laws, “police officers have to be real vigilant now.”
But this unfortunate incident is not about these gun laws, or any laws that uphold the Second Amendment. The thug chiefly responsible for these murders, Marvin Banks, was a convicted felon, and under current law could not possess a firearm. Such an offense carries with it an automatic 5-year sentence in prison, which is likely what instigated the unknown series events that led to the shooting of the officers.
As Breitbart’s ARW Hawkins has pointed out, the barring of felons from possessing a firearm is “100 percent gun control.” We can do no more than that. Banks was breaking the law by even possessing the gun. What else could we have done to stop this violent hoodlum from having a weapon?
It seems Dupree, and other tyrannical Democrats, want to throw gun-toting, law-abiding citizens in with violent criminals like the Banks brothers. That’s insulting, to say the least. Police officers have nothing to fear from those of us who respect law enforcement and our laws.
But Democrats, who care nothing for the Second Amendment, want to disarm law-abiding citizens so we can face maniacs like Banks completely unarmed, all while they walk around with armed guards. And why some of these folks are still in office, aside from oft-used unique and extra-legal election tactics, is beyond me.