The Associated Press is reporting that Douglas County (Oregon) Sheriff John Hanlin told CNN on Friday that his position on gun control [this wise sheriff supports gun rights] had not shifted following Thursday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, which is in a politically conservative region west of the Cascade Range.
He spoke out against state and federal gun control legislation last year, telling a legislative committee that mandating background checks for private, person-to-person gun sales would not prevent criminals from getting firearms.
Hanlin also sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden in 2013, after a shooter killed 20 children and six adults at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school. Hanlin said he and his deputies would refuse to enforce new gun-control restrictions “offending the constitutional rights of my citizens.”
The community, where people like to hunt deer, elk and bear, echoes his push to protect gun rights.
“I carry to protect myself — the exact same reason this happened,” said Casey Runyan, referring to the Thursday’s shooting. Runyan carries a Glock 29 automatic pistol everywhere he goes.
Retired U.S. Army nurse Donice “Maggie Rose” Smith, who also hosts a talk show on Internet radio, said she and her husband, a retired Army captain, chose Douglas County for their retirement because of a low crime rate and strong local support for First and Second Amendment rights.
J.C. Smith said barring people from carrying guns on campus made it particularly vulnerable to a “lone wolf” attack.
“With current world events, (armed people) would keep the ground safer,” he said.
The gun control mafia is out to get Sheriff Hanlin for his comments in support of gun rights. If you put “Sheriff John Hanlin” into a Google search the first two pages of hits, approximately 20 news stories, all castigate Sheriff Hanlin for his stance on gun rights. The Brady Campaign to
prevent enable and facilitate gun violence has called for Sheriif Hanlin’s ouster . Salon.com says, “This is why the gun nuts win: An Oregon sheriff’s nutty conspiracy theories explains the GOP’s impotence. The fantasy lives of gun lovers, such as Oregon sheriff John Hanlin, are why we can’t address gun violence.”
Google’s algorithms are designed to make it appear as though no right-minded person supports gun rights. Maybe it’s just that supporters of gun rights don’t whine as much as gun control fanatics.
Logic has to be abandoned, and all attempts at reason fail. The fact that the active shooter is only stopped by someone else with a gun does not seem to them to be worthy of consideration.
If a good guy with a gun had been on the campus of Umpqua Community College lives could have been saved. The real “nuts,” the real antisocial psychopaths, are the gun control zealots who seem to relish every opportunity to dance in the blood of victims.
Oregon law does not prohibit guns on college campuses. It was the Umpqua Community College’s own policy rule that prevented even their security personnel from being armed. I’m waiting for the day when those who turn their premises into free fire kill zones for freaks to roam to be sued for the terrible damages they enable.
The final toll this time is 9 dead, 7 injured.