Did GA’s Liberal Gun Laws Enable A Hate Crime?

Starting to look that way:

Araim, who was Muslim, and her three female companions were wearing hijab, the traditional Islamic head covering that symbolizes modesty for women in public, her nephew, Omar Araim, said Monday.

Whether Lampien saw Araim and the other women before the shooting was not clear. Neither the Helen police nor the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which took over the case Sunday, responded to requests for information Monday. The Helen police deleted information about the shooting posted Sunday on the department’s Facebook page.

Information is still sketchy at this point. But it explains why Lampien was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Usually these things are written off as “tragic accidents.”

It would be nice to get a little national attention to this case. The scrutiny afforded by the glare of a national spotlight would help make sure the investigation is thorough and nothing is being swept under the rug.

Of course, our national news media is unable to walk and chew gum at the same time, and right now they’re focused solely on Ferguson, Mo.

And yes, it’s really hard for the gun loons to defend these liberal “guns everywhere” laws, when someone can potentially use them to perpetrate a hate crime. More guns = more shootings. Plain and simple.

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4 responses to “Did GA’s Liberal Gun Laws Enable A Hate Crime?

  1. gene108

    Gun nuts jumped the shark a long time ago. They are continuously egged on by the “gun rights” groups that any step back from constantly expanding fire arms access will lead to an outright ban on gun ownership.

    In short, these fellows do not exist in the same reality as the rest of us.

    They can justify things that utterly defy a rational reason for the rest of us.

    Look at the run on ammo (and guns) when President Obama was first elected. They were convinced, with some help from “gun rights groups”, that private gun ownership in America was about to cone to an end, even though candidate Obama said he would not do a damn thing about current gun laws.

    I am sure we will get to the point, where enough people will out and about armed that the solution to avoid getting shot will be we all need to wear bullet proof vests.

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