Restricting Guns to “Officials” Doesn’t Keep Us Safe

A recent murder by an illegal immigrant should make people reconsider, not just immigration enforcement, but the value of restricting guns.

From CNN: “Gun used in San Francisco killing belonged to federal agent, source says.”

The shooting death of a San Francisco woman had already fueled a fresh round of fierce debate over U.S. immigration policies. Now a new detail in the investigation adds another dimension to the discussion.

The gun used in the killing of Kate Steinle belonged to a federal agent, a source with knowledge of the investigation said.

It wasn’t immediately clear what federal agency the gun was tied to, how it ended up in the hands of the alleged shooter or whether the revelation about where the weapon came from would affect the case.

“It doesn’t in terms of charging this defendant,” CNN legal analyst Danny Cevallos said, “but it may mean that somebody else is going to be on the hook, and soon.”

This story is an absolute nightmare for those who believe only “official” people should have access to firearms. It’s also incredibly bad news for anyone who thinks the Federal Government needs to be more and more powerful.

A lawbreaker who should never have been in the country, uses a weapon belonging to a Federal agent, and murders an innocent woman in public.

From Fast and Furious to the murder of Kate Steinle the Federal Government has proved it is entirely untrustworthy in its handling of weapons, and I suggest we put an immediate ban on any Federally-employed person (other than an overseas-deployed member of the military) from having a gun.

Now that’s “gun control” I can wholeheartedly support.

In addition, these crime statistics from the Federal Government will have to be buried, because it’s pretty embarrassing when approximately 3.5% of the people living in this nation—a group the leaders of both parties are working hard to increase—represent 36.7% of those sentenced for Federal crimes.

Gee, why did Donald Trump’s bold comments strike a chord with so many? Perhaps because violent crime by some illegal immigrants is a massive problem that no one in Washington DC’s power structure wants to admit exists!

“According to FY 2014 USSC data, of 74,911 sentencing cases, citizens accounted for 43,479 (or 58.0 percent), illegal immigrants accounted for 27,505 (or 36.7 percent), legal immigrants made up 3,017 (or 4.0 percent), and the remainder (about 1 percent) were cases in which the offender was either extradited or had an unknown status.

“Broken down by some of the primary offenses, illegal immigrants represented 16.8 percent of drug trafficking cases, 20.0 percent of kidnapping/hostage taking, 74.1 percent of drug possession, 12.3 percent of money laundering, and 12.0 percent of murder convictions” (Statistics from Breitbart’s “Big Government”).

Yet our leaders want to facilitate more illegal immigration. Can you spell “insanity”? I can: Demopublican, and Repubmocrat.

It’s far past time for real change to come to DC.