After Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune made a call for tightening gun ordinances in the City of Myrtle Beach, now Senator Lindsey Graham has announced he is sponsoring his own gun control Federal legislation.
A bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following last weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 31 people dead. The emerging plan would create a federal grant program to encourage states to adopt “red flag” laws to take guns away from people believed to be dangers to themselves or others.
“Under the law [in Maryland], family, police, mental health professionals can all ask for the protective orders to remove weapons,” said Sgt. Jacklyn David, with Anne Arundel County Police. The Maryland law passed last October 2018. Just one month later, a 60 year old Maryland man was shot dead in his residence by police. Officers arrived at 5:17 a.m. to take his guns based on a complaint raised by one family member the previous Sunday.
The man had no prior arrests nor convictions.
Michelle Willis said her uncle “likes to speak his mind,” but she described him as harmless. “I’m just dumbfounded right now,” she said. “My uncle wouldn’t hurt anybody.”
As Reason.com reported on Thursday: When President Donald Trump endorsed “red flag laws” on Monday, he described them as providing “rapid due process” to people accused of posing a threat to themselves or others before suspending their Second Amendment rights.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.), who plans to introduce a bill aimed at encouraging more states to enact such laws, says they should provide “robust due process.” But as JACOB SULLUM notes in his column of Thursday, due process is neither rapid nor robust under most existing red flag laws, which 17 states and the District of Columbia have enacted. “There is little reason to think the situation will improve as more states rush to do something about mass shootings,” said Sullum.
It is becoming increasingly clear to rural residents of Horry County that something is out of step with their liberal-minded, elected leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune and Graham.
Graham has been called a Republican in Name Only [RINO] by conservatives for more than the past decade.
Since 1966, 26 of 27 Mass Murderers [killing 8 or more] came from broken homes
“Taking Away Every Man’s liberty, will never ensure self control among deviants. Government will instead disarm the moral, while it empowers the immoral.” David Hucks
“I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, 1787
NOT JUST DIVORCEES – EXAMPLE: CHICAGO
Dr. Warren Farrell notes the common theme among white male mass murderers: 26 of the past 27 mass murders suffer from what Farrell calls the “DAD DEFICIT.”
The correlation is clear. Buzzfeed’s headline of August 5th reads: So Many People Were Shot In Chicago This Weekend, A Hospital Had To Briefly Stop Taking Patients.
Two distinctions stand out for Chicago. The city is located in one of the current 17 “Red Flag States”. Chicago has among the highest population of unmarried adults in America. These adults are having children. Many are having multiple children among multiple partners.
They are not marrying. Fathers are not present in these homes.
Here are the Chicago numbers of people never married going back to 2005:
2015: 49.7 percent
2014: 49.1 percent
2013: 49.3 percent
2012: 48.4 percent
2011: 49.3 percent
2010: 48.5 percent
2009: 48.1 percent
2008: 46.9 percent
2007: 45.1 percent
2006: 45.0 percent
2005: 41.9 percent
How do cities like Chicago make up for the “Dad Deficit”?
If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail
Before taking liberties away from law abiding Horry County residents, perhaps Lindsey Graham and Brenda Bethune could dive a little deeper into the root cause of these shootings with facts. These are sure to be troubling facts for politically correct liberals.