There’s something very wrong with the world. Human life holds no value for some people. They’ll kill folks over nothing these days, but they’ll definitely kill someone over guns.
Oh, but don’t worry folks. Gun control will save us, right.
Tell that to the four murder victims in Texas.
Three men charged in the fatal shooting of four people at a home in East Texas this week met up with one of the victims under the pretense of buying a gun from him but planned to steal it, authorities allege.
Jesse Pawlowski, 20, Billy Phillips, 37, and Dylan Welch, 21, have been charged with capital murder in killings near New Summerfield, a small community about 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Dallas.
A Texas Ranger said in court filings that 18-year-old John Clinton thought he was selling a gun Monday night but was shot and killed in the driveway. His 39-year-old mother, Ami Hickey, Jeff Gerla, 47, and Amanda Bain, 39, were all found shot to death in Gerla’s mobile home on the property.
Pawlowski told investigators that he met Clinton and Gerla on the dating app Grindr and entered into a sexual relationship with them, the Ranger, Nicholas Castle, said in affidavits. Pawlowski said he had visited Gerla’s home several times and knew that the couple had multiple firearms, including a handgun Clinton wanted to sell for $500, he wrote.
Pawlowski told investigators that he, Phillips, and Welch planned to steal the handgun instead of Phillips buying it, according to the affidavits. Pawlowski said that when he went to Gerla’s home on Monday night, Clinton, Bain, and Hickey were there as well. Pawlowski said that when Phillips and Welch arrived, he and Clinton walked to the end of the driveway to meet them, Castle wrote.
If gun control would have stopped this, wouldn’t the laws against murder have been sufficient?
“But if the victim hadn’t been able to sell the gun directly to another person, this wouldn’t have happened,” someone will chime in. However, that’s BS.
Even if universal background checks were a thing, Clinton would still have met Phillips to show him the gun. This would have gone down the exact same way.
There’s no way gun control would have done a damn thing.
Look, it’s important to note that some people are just evil. They’re fine with taking human life in order to take what they want. Your property is worth more to them than your life.
Meanwhile, anti-Second Amendment advocates want to disarm you, to put you at a disadvantage when people like this show up at your door. They’d rather you die than they have to face the sad reality that criminals will not obey gun control laws no matter what you try.
It’s a shame that this happened. Don’t get me wrong.
However, this isn’t something that results from a lack of gun laws. It’s proof that criminals will do anything to get guns, including murdering you in order to take yours.
Evil lurks in the hearts of many men. Laws won’t change that.