53 year old teacher Kellye Taylor was murdered in front of her students during recess by the father of her grandchildren, Steven Brown.
Taylor was overpowered by the younger man and fatally stabbed in the neck.
Is this what successful gun control looks like?
What I see is that an older woman who could not overpower her attacker was murdered in front of her students and could not have carried a firearm to defend herself. The equalizer that the 2nd Amendment is supposed to guarantee would have given her a fighting chance yet was denied her.
This is the real effect that gun control has. It disarms the law abiding and leaves vulnerable the small, the old, and the weak. Now those who are bigger, younger and stronger can rape rob and murder without real fear of repercussions during their crime. Sure the cops can come later and make the chalk lines and arrest the guilty for what little good it does the victim.
I would wager that the vast majority of rape victims would prefer that the only bodily fluid on them from their would be rapist was the blood splatter from where they shot the rapist dead.
How does gun control view that outcome?
Are the gun control zealots now going to focus on cutlery control? Police recovered the “sharp instrument” used in the attack. A sharp instrument could be almost anything from a box cutter to an ice pick. These tools have valid and legal uses but can be used improperly as well. Of course, that is true with firearms as well yet the gun controllers don’t really care about that.
Now, gun controllers might say, “if gun control wasn’t as tough in California, Brown might have shot Taylor”.
So? It’s not like Taylor would have ended up any more dead. Yet, perhaps she might have survived if she had been allowed to have the tools which would have facilitated her defense.
Alas, she was denied that right and as such the war on women in California continues.