We’ve been monitoring the Waffle House shooting from yesterday. In case you spent your weekend in a news-free bliss, here’s what happened:
Suspect arrived at the Waffle House in Antioch, southeast of Nashville at 3:19 a.m., wearing nothing but a green jacket, Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron said.
The suspected gunman sat in his pickup truck for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes “just looking at people inside the restaurant,” Aaron said. Suspect got out of his pickup, wielding an “assault-type rifle,” and fatally shot two people outside the Waffle House, police said.
Shaw “saw the gunman looking at his rifle. At that point, the shots had stopped,” Metro Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said.
“So he decided to rush the gunman, actually wrestled that assault rifle away, tossed it over the counter. At that point, the gunman then fled.”
Shaw was grazed by a bullet on his elbow while grappling with the gunman.
Here are the bullet points while authorities track down the alleged shooter:
2. The alleged shooter actually had his guns taken away. His father gave them back to him. Possibly illegally.
NEW: According to police in IL, Reinking's dad assured law enforcement he'd keep his son's guns secure when deputies came to seize them due to Reinking's state gun ID being revoked/his poor mental health. He gave them back to his son. https://t.co/qWfxBn8z9q
— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) April 23, 2018
3. The left is acting like Shaw being a “good guy WITHOUT a gun” is somehow an anti-Second Amendment gotcha moment. Not Gay Jared let these fools know:
Not to mention how much more effective he most likely could have been if he DID have a gun. More might have been spared and the shooter may not be on the run. https://t.co/n1BmPMyPSo
— Jared Monroe (@NotGayJared) April 23, 2018
But since a gun was used to commit a crime, the Parkland “activists” had to chime in. I’m sure David Hogg had some David Hoggy things to say (see Brian Stelter Admits to Letting David Hogg Get Away With Making False Claims and Colion Noir Responds to David Hogg’s ‘White Privilege’ Remarks). But for a change, let’s hear from Emma Gonzalez. She went from the aforementioned “good guy without a gun” talking point to a straight up gun ban.
(4/4) Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough background checks and mandatory waiting periods (and raising the buying age and banning the production of high-capacity magazines) are the ways to stop shootings in America.
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) April 22, 2018
We’re told we (adults who’ve not survived a school shooting) are not allowed to question the Parkland Bunch ever about anything. Sorry, that won’t fly here. We’re free to question Emma when she calls for removing all semi-automatic weapons. Does she “know” most guns ARE semi-automatic? Like most handguns. Which leftists claim they “don’t” want to ban. They only want to ban “weapons of war.” Handguns are okay. Unless they’re semi-automatic. Like most are. You see the problem here?
I won’t question the pretenses of their “school safety” or “common sense gun reform” talking points, since those points have now gone the way of some of these kids school attendance record. Practically nil.
If anti-gunners aren’t pretending anymore about where they really stand on guns, we can finally have a national conversation about repealing the Second Amendment. Because you can’t remove weapons from civilian society without repealing the mechanism which allows them to keep weapons. Crying about the NRA is meaningless. “Common sense” gun laws are unconstitutional. The only thing for the left is argue for the repeal of the Second Amendment.
Fine. If that’s the debate the left wants to have, let’s have it. Especially in a midterm election year.