Many Democrats – Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) among them – have shamelessly attacked the NRA and pushed for more gun control in the wake of the heinous May 23 Santa Barbara attacks. To do this they have seized on three shooting deaths but completely ignored three stabbing deaths, although stabbing deaths are far more personal – requiring the killer to be very close to his victims.
On May 24 Breitbart News reported that attacker Elliot Rodger stabbed three people to death “in his residence” before getting into his car to shoot and kill three persons, wound seven others, and run down four others with his car.
After all these various forms of attack, Roll Call reports that Sen. Feinstein is “lamenting the ‘stranglehold’ the NRA has over gun laws” and Sen. Blumenthal is calling on Congress to take up the Senate’s failed gun control bill and pass it.
Media outlets like CNN are right there with these senators, describing the heinous and criminal shooting and killing of three people as a “mass shooting” – a move which plays into the left’s overall push to swell the number of reported “mass shootings” so those reports can then be used as leverage for more gun control.
Rodger did shoot and kill three people, and the fact that those three people are deceased is horrible. But he also took a far more personal action in stabbing and killing three people “in his residence” before he shot anyone, and the act of stabbing them in this way is savage.
Why aren’t the three people who were killed with a knife important enough for Democrats to rally around?
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