Jindal “Never Imagined” His State with the Highest Gun Violence Rate Would have a Gun Slaughter

Jindal “Never Imagined” His State with the Highest Gun Violence Rate Would have a Gun Slaughter July 25, 2015

No. Really. A public official charged with the public good never imagined what anybody with common sense could have told you was bound to happen when you slash mental health funding and do everything in your power to put guns into the hands of lunatics.

“This should never happen anywhere, but you certainly never imagine, you never imagine it would happen in Louisiana, never imagine it would happen in Lafayette.”

In the state with the highest rate of gun violence in the Union, Jindal is surprised. It’s like the governor of Oklahoma saying he never imagined Oklahoma would see a devastating tornado, so of course he closed the tornado shelters.

Jindal made access to guns immensely easier, so that a psycho like the Lafayette shooter could, like most mass murderers, obtain his guns legally. He has indulged in the normal lies of the NRA, fantasizing about portly suburban Louisianans fighting off the 101st Airborne when it comes to march us all into Obama’s shariah re-education camps.

And he has done so while wilfully ignoring the highest gun violence rate in the country in his own jurisdiction. Any Louisiana politician too blind, stupid, or dishonest to say he could not have imagined this week’s human sacrifice to the Gun Cult he has prostituted himself to so thoroughly is not fit for dog catcher, let alone president of the United States.

By the end of this year, we will not be engaged in a civil war with Obama vs. “patriots” (as the butcher in Lafayette saw himself). But we will, with statistical certainty, have totted up this year’s harvest of 32 thousand corpses yet again. And we may very well be on track to have achieved the dubious distinction of 365 mass murders in 365 days.

And the NRA’s only reply to this–ever–is to denounce people who scream “ENOUGH!” as “politicizing tragedy” when they try to stop the next human sacrifice to the Gun Cult–and then to take to the airwaves to demand MOAR GUNS and to fill the ears of the Cult with the mantras about guns not killing people and good people with guns stopping bad ones and people will just use rocks if they can’t get guns and all the other lies and fallacies. And it is all calculated to make sure absolutely nothing changes so that, by the end of 2016, yet another 32 thousand people who are alive now will be dead and the gun industry, for which the NRA is chief whore and prostitute, will be richer still.

May God destroy the power of the Gun Cult through Christ our Lord. It is a force for evil in our public life just as Planned Parenthood is. May he break the back of both and lay them in the same grave, forgotten forever. Mother Mary, Queen of Life, obtain that grace for our country.

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  • capaxdei

    What changes to Louisiana law (and presumably Alabama law, too, since that’s where the murder weapon was bought) are you proposing?

    • margaret1910

      I am not an attorney, but I would like a national gun law? No selling of guns until a real consideration of the folks wanting to buy guns? ?

      • capaxdei

        Okay. Who should do the considering, and what should they consider? (Not meaning to browbeat, but laws need to be practical.)

        • margaret1910

          I think it has to be national, to do any good at all. First, no selling of guns at gun shows. Second, a national database that shows criminal records, mental instability, and probably something I have not yet thought of! capadexei, I do not at all think you are browbeating. We need to think about these things.

          • Actually, FFLs are already required to contact the NICS, which checks three databases for criminal history. This applies regardless of whether they are selling from their storefront, their home, their car, or a table they’ve rented at a gun show. The BATF/BATFE has never even attempted to prosecute anyone who was trying to illegally purchase a firearm, and was prevented from doing so by the NICS.

            As for mental health records, those are kept extremely confidential. If they weren’t, people would avoid seeking needed treatment. The Federal government has no business prying into them except to ensure that they meet the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ requirements, in those cases where CMS is footing the bill. And the Feds absolutely do not run mental health agencies, and almost certainly shouldn’t.

            Perhaps the third thing they should check is a database of all the surveillance recordings of Catholic confessionals?

          • Pete the Greek

            You should educate yourself before proposing solutions. Weapons sold at guns shows constitute, last I checked FBI statistics, an insignificant number of weapons actually used in crimes. So that’s much ado about nothing.

            The background check system we have is actually pretty good. This guy was passed because, if the reports I’m reading about the case are correct, he didn’t have any convictions on his record that would have prohibited him from purchasing, and he had no mental health red flags in the system that would do it either. Neither of those two issues is anyone’s fault.

            Remember that psychotic rich kid in California that shot those people? Clean record as well.

            We’ve just about reached the limit on what gun laws can do to prevent kinds of crime. There may indeed be some tweaks that can be done here and there, but it’s about time the no-nothings who do most of the shrieking on this issue start looking at the much bigger problems that we’re avoiding due to political correctness.

          • Cypressclimber

            I agree, we “need to think about these things.” Let’s do that. How do people’s names get added to this database? How do people, who object to their names being added, get them removed? If I think my neighbor is weird, can I call a 1-800 number, and have him added? Will he be told? Can people object, or will their names be kept on the list forever?

  • Adolfo

    Amen.

  • Na

    ..and after that may God break the back of the “big” knife industry.

    and lets all keep pretending that this guy wasn’t crazy,…the guy in colorado wasn’t crazy…and the guy in Connecticut wasn’t crazy…and that the democrats insisting that each person is entitled to their own reality, truth and meaning…and no one can be involuntarily committed. May God break the back of the party of slavery, Jim Crow, eugenics, Anti-semitism, nuclear arms races in the middle east and permanent racial, gender, economic and “orientations” divisions and recriminations.

    • Bill

      Wasn’t Reagan the one who shut down all the mental hospitals? Or is he now a Democrat?

      • Na

        Nope…try educating yourself…involuntary commitments were

        forbidden based on a series of liberal court rulings in the 60s and 70s….long before president reagan defeated communism, tamed inflation and created millions of jobs….btw…notice after all the crazy shootings none of the bleeding heart liberals will take one step to ensure the mentally ill receive treatment..they would rather have them live on the street collecting cans, eating out of trash cans or locked up in jail then “judge” their world view.

        http://innovationscns.com/civil-commitment-in-the-united-states/

  • Dave G.

    Before adding to the growing number of objects you believe deserve God’s wrathful destruction, could we analyze the problem a little more? Who makes up the killing? How is it broken down? What exactly are the solutions being proposed? Some facts and stats would help immensely before turning to the Almighty for destruction of those at hand.

    • Peggy

      Stop with the call for facts. Can’t have the narrative ruined. ;^D

      Na covered the issue of mental health law that prevents states from locking sick people up.

      The guy came from Alabama, where they could have locked him up w/different law.

      • Dave G.

        One time. It was said once. After the horror of Sandy Hook. Someone on a CNN said that our approach to mental health underwent a massive overhaul up through the 1970s and early 80s. Then in the mid-80s, the mass shootings began in numbers. I’ve not heard anyone say it like that since. I’m curious if there is actually something to that, and if so, why it isn’t said that way more often.

        • elizacoop

          The theory was that the hospitals that were a kind of nasty incarceration for the mentally ill (in many cases) would be replaced by community based facilities. But that was the Reagan era, and no one wanted to come up with the money for that. The rate of homelessness started growing at the same time, as the mentally ill were left with no place to live.

      • He had lived in Alabama, but his stay in a mental hospital was in Georgia. Phenix City AL is in the metro area of Columbus Ga and folks move back and forth regularly.

  • Let’s see……..
    Jindal is Governor of Louisiana.
    Gun was purchased in Alabama.
    Yeah, sure. I can understand why you’d blame Jindal for this.

    • Jindal’s running for president. Bentley isn’t running. I can understand too.

      • Pete the Greek

        There are plenty of reasons to be against Jindal without Mark trying to make things up about him.

  • Hezekiah Garrett

    “A public official charged with the public good never imagined what anybody with common sense could have told you was bound to happen when you slash mental health funding and do everything in your power to put guns into the hands of lunatics.”

    The Governor should have foreseen a lan from 2 states away would buy a gun in a neighboring state, only to use it a year later in said Governor’s state?

    Really, what common sense gun laws would you have implemented?

  • elizacoop

    Jindal appears to be a hand-puppet. Who’d want him leading anything?

    There has been an overcorrection in the rights of the mentally ill. The current laws were a reaction to past excesses in which mentally ill folks were treated abysmally. We need to reexamine and find a middle path that doesn’t end in so many ill people killing or being killed by police.

    I cannot understand why “second amendment patriots” believe that letting people who have severe mental illness and a fascination with violence buy weapons is a social good.

    • AquinasMan

      “I cannot understand why “second amendment patriots” believe that letting people who have severe mental illness and a fascination with violence buy weapons is a social good.”

      Can you back up this statement? It’s rather general.

    • The gun rights movement has a long and pretty consistent record in advocating that people who are not mentally well shouldn’t have firearms while non-compos mentis.

      The problem arose when gun grabbers seized on that common sense position to try to get people who had a transient event in their distant past permanently barred from owning firearms. Serve your country and had a bad month when your best friend died in front of you? If it gets in your record, the Obama administration wants your gun rights stripped.

      It’s political psychiatry and that should send a shiver up anybody’s spine.

  • JmcBoots

    Actually… DC has twice as many Gun murders (per capita) as Louisiana, and Guns are banned in DC. California has the most overall. Another gun free-ish state.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States_by_state

  • AquinasMan

    He has indulged in the normal lies of the NRA, fantasizing about portly suburban Louisianans fighting off the 101st Airborne when it comes to march us all into Obama’s shariah re-education camps.

    Mark, I must admit, I am confused by the drumbeat of posts on this Blog which seem determined to convince us that the police are spinning out of control and stomping on our rights and killing us with impunity, versus the statement above that the possibility of a malevolent state actor is “fantasy”. Which is it? Perhaps I’m missing some nuance.

    • Pete the Greek

      As they said in Animal House: “Forget it, he’s rolling.”

  • The shooter was born and raised in Georgia, most recently lived in Alabama, bought his gun in Alabama, had little connection to Louisiana other than an uncle who lived there and died decades before but Bobby Jindal’s actions in Louisiana is to blame for this horror.

    Was there no Florida connection to bring in Rubio or Bush? The best you can do is a hit piece on Jindal?

    The mental health care system is a national scandal. Gov. Bentley legitimately has a couple of hard questions due to come his way because that was where this shooter lived. You don’t mention Bentley, who actually oversees the state medical system that had the responsibility to help this man before he went over the edge. Why not?

    Oh, and I presume the data point you’re relying on to hyperventilate about a “mass murder” rate of one a day is the mass shooting list you brought to our attention recently. You should probably look at that list again. A majority of those entries have zero or one fatality involved. One life lost is too much. Inflating the carnage beyond the truth is not a good idea regardless of how bad the truth is.

    Oh, and that theater? Gun free zone.

    • Pete the Greek

      He also went through the background check system, which cleared him, so there’s no loophole there for people to scream about. He even used a politically correct magazine, only 10 round capacity, so there’s another talking point gone.

      I’ve tried to read up on what has actually been released about him (as opposed to heresay that’s everywhere. Guy was really messed up.

      One thing I have noticed mentioned constantly was that the ex-wife was terrified of him and had received threats. It ends there, but I wonder if she ever had a restraining order on him? Anyone see that in any of the reports? I’m guessing no, as that would have flagged him at once in the background check system.

      So the background check didn’t stop him, hypothetical magazine limits would have done nothing. Yep that means it MUST have been Jindal’s fault.

      One thing I have yet to see, especially from Mark, is EXACTLY what gun law that was not passed that WOULD have prevented this from happening? Got anything for that Mark, or just more hyperventilating?

      “And we may very well be on track to have achieved the dubious distinction of 365 mass murders in 365 days.”
      – Calm down and actually check that source again, drama queen.

  • Cypressclimber

    I wonder if this will be one of those posts that disappears without explanation?

  • Stu

    Mark, you forgot to somehow blame the Confederate Battle Flag as well. You’re slipping.

  • Stu

    This post illustrates one of the challenges in idealing with complex problems in society. Specifically, people routinely call for action on some problem without analyzing all of facts. It’s all about “doing something” rather than “doing the right thing”.

    There is some good analysis in the combox by TM and Pete. Hopefully that will be put to good use by our host.

    May God give us all wisdom to discern and may Our Lady point us in that direction.

    • Pete the Greek

      “Hopefully that will be put to good use by our host.”
      – AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

      • Peggy

        Perhaps he can hone some skills in “connecting the dots” a little better too.

    • Guest

      This is the formal approach, rarely stated formally by the practitioner:
      1) We have to do something.
      2) This is something.
      3) Therefore, we have to do this.

      • Stu

        Fantastic.