Common sense tells anyone who thinks it through that gun control is not the solution to shootings like the Oregon shooting. Gun free zones aren’t the way to go on school campuses and every American should have the right to defend themselves. Do the gun grabbers really believe that the bad guys care and will obey a gun free zone sign? That’s laughable! Sheriff Hanlin is right!
The Oregon sheriff who is running the investigation into the Roseburg college shooting is a campaigner against gun control who has lobbied the Obama administration.
Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin wrote a letter to Vice President Joe Biden one month after the Sandy Hook atrocities in January 2013, defending the right to bear arms, protected by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
‘Gun control is NOT the answer to preventing heinous crimes like school shootings,’ Hanlin wrote.
He also said he would not enforce or allow any federal agents to enforce regulation enacted by Congress to further gun control.
The sheriff has refused to publicly name Chris-Harper-Mercer, the 26-year-old gunman behind the campus shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, that killed nine, saying naming him will only give him the notoriety he sought.
I don’t want to glorify his name. I don’t want to glorify his cause,’ Hanlin told CNN.
In a blog post linked to him, Harper-Mercer said he relished the headlines garnered by Vester Flanagan, the man who shot dead two reporters during a live broadcast in Virginia in August before killing himself.
‘A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone … Seems the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight,’ the post read.
A day after the shooting, residents of the quiet former timber town struggled to comprehend the deadliest mass killing this year in the United States. The gunman also wounded a further nine people in the rampage and died in an exchange of gunfire with police.
Harper-Mercer lived with his mother in nearby Winchester and was described as ‘lonely’ and ‘skittish’ by neighbors.
Via: UK Daily Mail