This Would Be Funny If It Weren’t Such A Glaring Gun Control Failure

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I appreciate irony. You know, the kind of thing that shouldn’t happen because of the situation but does anyway. I will freely admit that I often find irony incredibly funny.

Sometimes, though, irony loses it’s humor and simply becomes frustrating. Like the way that anti-gunners have blind faith that the government can keep us all safe from gun violence by passing laws and only allowing the government to legally have weapons. That’s not ironic; it’s frustrating. Why? Because the government can’t keep track of their own guns much less prevent people from illegally getting them.

Take a June 13, 2019 story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. John Diedrich writes,

ATF agents across the country have been working to track down thousands of guns and firearms parts that had been seized by law enforcement and were supposed to be destroyed but were stolen first, according to sources familiar with the effort. 

The agents are searching for some of their own retired service weapons as well as guns from other federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and DEA.

All of the weapons had been sent to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ National Firearms and Ammunition Destruction Branch in Martinsburg, West Virginia, to be shredded, according to court documents and congressional letters. 

A longtime guard at the ATF facility has admitted to carting off thousands of firearms, gun parts and ammunition and selling them over several years.

Some people may need to read that again to get the clue. It’s the same problem with prisons: some of those in charge of keeping the peace are some of the very people who are making it easier for violent criminals to get guns.

Now, don’t misunderstand me. I’m not suggesting that most people in law enforcement are corrupt. Far from it. However, it doesn’t take too many bad eggs in the group to cause a huge problem because those bad eggs have access to government resources (and confiscated items).

And this is simply another reason that gun control doesn’t (and won’t) work: some of the people in government (and, specifically, law enforcement) will enable those who want to commit violent crimes.

24 COMMENTS

  1. Sounds pretty par for the course to me. I hope that guy was selling them to law abiding citizens rather than some fanatical militia group. That’s really the only problem I have with it besides the fact he was stealing them to begin with. You just can’t trust anyone. So, what kind of background check did this guy go through anyway to get this job?

  2. Hoplophobes (morbid fear of weapons) never mention that the supreme court has several times ruled that law enforcement has no duty to protect citizens from violent criminals;
    They also never mention that governments around the globe have routinely abrogated the rights of their populations to the point of genocide once the citizens have been made into subjects by disarming them.

    “That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.” ~George Orwell

      • Silver Fox think about what you just said! How on earth can the police protect any citizen? Do we have enough Police WILLING and able to walk around every second of every day protecting them from any possible danger? The police are not your personal bodyguard. They are not paid to be personal bodyguards either. They are paid for one and only one thing, TO ENFORCE THE LAWS OF THERE JURISDICTION.

        Now, Silver Fox, if you want to be protected there, is only one person that can do this. That person is YOU! All of you, wimps, pussies, cowards and weaklings. I say to you grow a pair of balls. Get some training in self-protection. Remember “ONLY YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF AND THOSE YOU LOVE! Especially today everyone MUST be able to defend themselves. We live in perilous times. GOD (YHVH) protects those that help protect themselves. First off you MUST believe John 3:16. Then find a church that teaches the Word of GOD from the King James Bible, Book by Book, Chapter by Chapter and Verse by Verse. You might want to go to http://www.shepherdschapel.com its the only church that I have found that does. And I have been around quite a while, and have been to many churches in my life. I was born in 1948. I pray for GODS blessings and strength over you, I pray in Jesus name AMEN.

    • “All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.
      Mao Tse Tung

  3. KALIFORNIA adopted the July 1st, Ammo Law the Libs want to pass on to other States.
    Gun owners must pass a background check to buy ammo.
    You know the allege Liberals are the majority of mass shooters, who prefer using AR15, they only need this law.
    There are responsible gun owners who use a gun for self defense that go to jail, the criminal goes free.

  4. I had an FFL for a while back in early 2000’s – my ex wife (wife at that time) was stealing guns from me and giving them to her ex.- she would make up the ATF background report (not call it in) and sign her at the bottom. When we got divorced I found this out and notified the ATF – they said that it was O.K. because it would look as though I was “going after”her because of the divorce.
    Next–My shop was broken into and 8 guns and all of my records were stolen– I knew who did it–I knew where they lived–I went and asked why they did it-“why do you care-you have insurance” was the answer–I told ATF they did NOTHING against the culprits ( the “locals” did nothing either)
    This is the manner that our ATF operates—goes hand in hand with FAST AND FURIOUS

    • The ATF is and has been complicit in the lefty garbage for a long time, and so many other LE agencies. Their excuse here is as lame as they are.

  5. If I worked at such a facility and came across a Damascus barreled Parker I question whether I could overcome the temptation – How about you? Indeed, I would consider it an obligation to rescue that work of industrial art from the crusher.

    • I doubt that Damascus barreled Parker would ever make it to the facility. Someone would have already taken it for their private collection most likely.

  6. What baffles me is, what good does it do to shred a bunch of guns? They are being manufactured by the thousands every day. You can buy the parts to build one. Hell, you can MAKE the parts now that 3D printing is so available. Guns are like drugs when it comes to availability to criminals. Not hard to find if you have cash and a desire to buy.

  7. This is EXACTLY what should have happened to those guns. They should be kept in circulation as THERE IS NO REASON TO SHRED ANY FIREARM. It’s just a shame that it took a dirty kop to get the right thing done.

  8. It’s a shame the country has become so corrupt and while this has been going on, cartels are moving illegal arms in at a huge pace thus illegal guns are prolific and will remain so because they do nothing about them. Instead they go after legal owners with a passion. Why??? because the know legal owners are against their idiocy and the illegal ones are mostly Dumbascraps who they think support them.

  9. This is why leftists attack the 2nd Amendment in our Constitution . It not only protects all of the other amendments but , our Founding Fathers envisioned the day when the people would need means to defend themselves from their very government and prevent the striping of their rights .

  10. It does not matter since guns are out there. Fanatical groups from all over the world have hidden training camps throughout the United States and near its borders.
    This is reason enough that every able bodied American should be trained just like Israel and have a legal firearm protect the public. How many rapists and murderers would be dead today instead of in jail on taxpayer dollars free healthcare, roof overhead TV etc. . Maybe those who vote for liberalism and higher government spending should pay higher taces.

  11. SIMPLY: When the right to bear arms is lost …. all other rights will be lost shortly thereafter. It has happened repeatedly in history, and will again. A FREE NATION can not remain free without ARMED citizens.

  12. This is a bad Plan by Democrats,socialist’s and Liberals need to Protect our Civil Rights and Constitution. If it wasn’t for American Militias and the US Cavalry and the US Soldiers, their would be no America, incidents happen all over the world everyone should not be responsible for every other persons Actions. As an American retired soldier and DoD Employee. This thinking about 2A Constitutional Law and others should not be considered for any changes or De-Bates.Debates. Their are homeless by the thousands all over this Country why not help the tax paying Americans first. I will not vote for any Reps, that are trying to take our civil rights away. That’s how most people should feel free in this Country are you to make the IS a Communist Country with no rights and you won’t be able to leave your homes. Americans should be the priority for all runners for our Great America that is was done by Generations of Americans that stood upright for our Country. See the States that have started this mass attack on our rights is not working. Those states have more instances than any other States with these false Laws we need to stand up for our Country not Destroy it.

  13. All you have to do is remember “Fast And Furious” – the Obama gun-running scheme that sent THOUSANDS of semi-automatics to the drug cartels, who sent replacements back to their henchmen in the US and killed many of our citizens and several Border Patrol Officers, too.

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