There are numerous reactions to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that claimed the lives of nineteen innocent children and two teachers. One side of the argument wants to know what could have secured the school from the threat. There are also some very important questions that need to be answered regarding the police response--or lack thereof. The other side is sticking to their favorite talking point: Guns are bad!
AR-15s are the worst!
And no one needs an "assault weapon"!
On yesterday's episode of "The Cross Connection," this argument was front and center, as Jasmine Crockett, who serves in the Texas House and is running for the US House of Representatives, stated outright that "there is no need for an AR-15, period." (h/t
Cross' other guest, Brittany Cunningham, not only concurred--saying AR-15s "and other similar assault weapons" should be pulled off the streets--but also suggested that the failure of the police to act to defend the lives of the children--something I have been incredibly critical of--means police departments should be abolished.
"I think, sadly, Uvalde is a terrible and tragic example of just how not incompetent but problematic the entire institution is."
No, what's problematic is the way Cunningham's brain not only works but, really, how it doesn't actually work at all.
The fact is it was
law enforcement that stopped the Uvalde shooter
--it just wasn't the local police. And that isn't an indictment of the institution of law enforcement, but one of the department itself and the
various failures and, yes, incompetence
that runs through the various levels of its command. But these shrill hags have found a way to marry two of their favorite positions together--calling for gun confiscation and police abolition--so they're going to take advantage of it.