With all the exploitation of dead children that Obama, Bloomberg and other gun grabbing controllers were doing after Sandy Hook, in their push to forward their anti-gun agenda, I did some research to see what happens if they win.
Tragically, this was not the first time that a elementary school shooting happened. Nor was it the first time that anti gun politicians exploited the tragedy of dead children to push for the banning of firearms.
One need only look back to 1989 in Stockton California at the Cleveland School where Patrick Purdy opened fired and killed 5 school children ages 6-8 and injuring another 29 plus one teacher.
The political ghouls descended upon this tragedy as they have for Sandy Hook and such pejorative terms as “assault weapons” became part of the vernacular. It was with loaded terms and preying off the grief and sadness of the tragedy that Stockton and California passed restrictive and oppressive gun control measures.
Before I get to far into this, I would like to point out a few things about Patrick Purdy.
Purdy had a long criminal history, which began during early adolescence. In June 1980, Purdy was first arrested at age 15 for a court-order violation. He was arrested in the same month for underage drinking. He was later arrested for prostitution in August 1980, possession of marijuana and drug dealing in 1982, and in 1983 for possession of an illegal weapon and receipt of stolen property. On October 11, 1984, he was arrested for being an accomplice in an armed robbery at a service station, for which he spent 32 days in the Yolo County Jail. In 1986 his mother called police after he vandalized her car for refusing to give him money for narcotics.
In April 1987, he and his half-brother Albert were arrested for firing a semi-automatic pistol at trees in the Eldorado National Forest. At the time, he was carrying a book about the white supremacist group Aryan Nations, and told the County Sheriff that it was his “duty to help the suppressed and overthrow the suppressor.” Later in prison he attempted suicide twice, once by hanging himself with a rope made out of strips of his shirt, and a second time by cutting his wrists with his fingernails. A subsequent psychiatric assessment found him to suffer from very mild mental retardation, and to be a danger to himself and others.
California and its gun grabbing control meisters, in all its “wisdom” decide to attack the gun and subjugate law abiding citizens (thereby forwarding the gun control agenda) rather than take a hard look at the abject failure of the legal system in California. I mean, WHY was this guy on the streets?!?! How many times do we have to be soft on criminals because they “had it tough growing up” and then act surprised when they rape or murder or rob again?
Instead of looking to its own failures in order to prevent criminals from committing more crimes, California took the politically expedient route and used good ole Nazi Propaganda scare tactics by creating a boogeyman to scare people into following their lead. In Berlin that boogeyman was a fabricated Jewish conspiracy…in this case it was black guns that looked scary because the propaganda machine said they looked scary.
So with California failing to stop a career criminal from shooting up a school, the politicians go after law abiding citizens instead. Because according to gun controllers it is better to FEEL safe than BE safe.
Let’s fast forward 24 years and see what all this gun control has wrought for good ole Stockton California. Stockton ranks 10th on the 25 most dangerous cities in America. They are second in California behind only Oakland. Their county, San Joaquin, is ranked the 5th most dangerous metropolitan area in the country.
Stockton reported 1,408 violent crimes per 100,000 people
The city also reported 448.3 robberies per 100,000 people. The national average is 113.7 robberies per 100,000 people.
To compare it to a place of similar size, we can look to my city of Pittsburgh. We have about 13,000 more people (and strong gun rights) yet we have less Violent Crime, Rape, Murder, Car Theft, Larceny, Robbery and Aggravated Assault by an average of up to 4 to 1.
That is what the overreaction and agenda driven exploitation of a school shooting tragedy has given Stockton California. A top 10 most dangerous city ranking. California failed those children because its judicial system didn’t have the stones to lock up a career criminal and dangerous man. It has failed everyone else in the years since by systematically disarming the innocent to be laid in the trough for the animals who walk on two legs.
That is the lesson we need to remember today. Disarming the innocent because of Sandy Hook will reap the same benefits today as it did in Stockton 24 years ago.
A city where only the criminals are safer.