Michigan School Shooting Would Have Still Happened With Democratic Gun Control

Michael O'Keene /
Michael O'Keene /

The liberals love to yell and scream about how gun control legislation will prevent shootings from ever happening. Yet, the devastating school shooting that took place in Michigan last week would still have happened.

Let’s take a look at what the liberals want to do: they want to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to get guns. They also want to prevent people from owning “assault-style” rifles.

Well, when you look at what led to the school shooting in Michigan, neither form of liberal gun control would have prevented the shooting from taking place.

First, the gun that was used was a simple handgun, not a rifle.

Second, the parents bought the gun and gifted it to their son. This means that the parents were able to pass the gun background check. The son, who was the actual owner of the gun, didn’t pass the background check.

Sure, the parents are now facing a significant amount of legal trouble for what they did. But, the laws didn’t stop this from happening.

It goes back to the argument that is as old as time: people kill people, not guns.

Everything about the case involving the shooting in Michigan is a mess. A 15-year-old, Ethan Crumbley, went to Oxford High School and killed four students while injuring six more along with a teacher.

It doesn’t stop there, though. His parents are also being charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter. After the event took place and Ethan was brought into custody, the parents took off out of town. According to their lawyer, it was for their own protection.

The best way to handle the situation would have been not to flee town. If they wanted to be protected, they should have turned themselves in immediately. It meant that U.S. Marshals had no choice but to announce rewards for the whereabouts of the parents so that they could be arrested.

The couple’s lawyer insisted that they would be turning themselves in, saying “On Thursday night we contacted the Oakland County prosecutor to discuss this matter and to advise her that James and Jennifer Crumbley would be turning themselves in to be arraigned. Instead of communicating with us, the prosecutor held a press conference to announce charges. The Crumbleys left town on the night of the tragic shooting for their own safety. They are returning to the area to be arraigned. They are not fleeing from law enforcement despite recent comments in media reports.”

The lawyer sounds so calm as if everyone is supposed to just believe him that the Crumbleys will turn themselves in. These aren’t the most reliable parents…you know, since they bought their child a gun only for that gun to be used to murder innocent classmates.

What happened was devastating. And the parents are clearly unreliable individuals when it comes to following the laws. However, it points to a much bigger problem: criminals don’t follow laws.

The liberals can enact as many gun control laws as they want. However, there will always be those who find a workaround. Oh, poor Ethan Crumbly…he’s too young to buy a gun. No problem. Mom and dad will just buy him a gun, despite him showing various warning signs that he may be mentally disturbed.

And then, bam. You get a mass shooting like what took place in Oxford, Michigan.

If the parents had just followed the laws that were already in place, the shooting could have been prevented.

Now, if only the liberals will realize that there’s no way to protect against those who simply think that they know better than the law.