Democrats are about to vote on eight different gun control laws comprising a package entitled the “Protecting Our Kids Act.”
Six of the measures would have not have prevented the 21 deaths (19 children and 2 adults) in Uvalde, but are simply part of a longstanding Democrat gun control wish list.
The act will:
- Raise the age limit to buy semiautomatic centerfire rifles from 18 to 21 years old
- Prohibit the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of large-capacity magazines, with a few exceptions
- Establish storage requirements for firearms in homes
- Expand on the ATF ban on bump stocks, attachments to guns that facilitate rapid-fire easier. Existing bump stocks would have to be registered, and sale and possession by civilians of bump stocks would be banned.
- Current firearms regulations would apply to “ghost guns.”
None of these intended effects would have prevented the deadly rampage that occurred on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
Now, let’s take a closer look at what happened that day.
The shooter, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos began his spree by shooting his grandmother in the face. He then took his grandmother’s truck and left the residence. While Ramos drove to Robb Elementary School, his wounded grandmother called the police from a neighbor’s house. The grandmother believed her grandson intended to proceed to the elementary school and she reported as much when she contacted authorities.
At this point, authorities should have met Ramos at the school to possibly prevent any further violence. That did not happen.
Shortly after leaving his grandmother’s home, Ramos arrived at Robb Elementary. He crashed his truck into a ditch outside the school at approximately 11:30 am. The shooting started when Ramos fired at two people in front of a nearby funeral home, both of whom escaped without injury. Over the next 12 minutes, Ramos fired his (reportedly) AR-15 “style” weapon at the school. According to reports, a teacher propped an outside door open, though any conceivable reason for doing as much eludes us.
At this point, Ramos made his way into the elementary school where he remained for over an hour while students and panicked parents desperately made phone calls to the local police. The Uvalde Sheriff dept did not arrive until more than an hour had passed.
When Uvalde police finally arrived, they took reports from a school security guard who was outside the school. There were conflicting reports on whether or not the security guard exchanged fire with Ramos or simply escaped the building to save his own skin.
The Wall Street Journal Writes:
“[…] a regional director for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said he couldn’t say why no one stopped the gunman from entering the school. Officials said an armed school officer confronted Ramos as he arrived at the school. Mr. Escalon said Thursday that was incorrect and that ‘There was not an officer readily available and armed.'”
During the subsequent hour, Uvalde police, Sheriffs, and deputies gathered in the parking lot along with frantic parents.
All of the parents pleaded with the police to go in and stop the shooter. The police on the scene all refused to do their jobs. They remained in the parking lot and did nothing. That is, they did nothing to stop Salvador Ramos.
Rather than entering the building to confront and stop Ramos, police concentrated their efforts on detaining frantic parents. They maced them, cuffed them, and did everything in their power to prevent the parents from attempting to do what the police refused to do- stop the killing.
In the days following the massacre, Uvalde police used every rhetorical device they could muster to excuse their criminal cowardice and decisive lack of action. Their reasoning for not entering the building with their numbers, their weapons, and their armor amounts to ‘It was too dangerous.‘
Later apologetics for the police claim that they had assumed that a hostage situation had developed, rather than an active shooting. This goes against all established best-policing practices. You do not assume the best. You assume the suspect is killing children, and you act.
This is not the first time police and security systematically failed to do their duty during a school shooting. This type of non-action has become the norm.
This is only the latest development in a decades-long process of police being weaponized against the American people. It is an essential part of what can only be a concerted effort to degrade our society, and it is a process that has been well documented.
It all starts with the perversion of the training they receive and the IQ cap of 104 for new recruits.