Staunch gun control Senator admits no law could have stopped Las Vegas shooter
In a very interesting interview from over the weekend, one of the Democrat’s poster children for gun control, Senator Diane Feinstein, admitted that the Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock did everything legally, and that no law could have prevented him from conducting his horrific actions a week ago.
In fact by all accounts Paddock had no history of violence, mental illness, or financial problems which means that the attack itself was something that even law enforcement agencies could not have foreseen, or taken proactive actions to have stopped.
Paddock, Feinstein says, was a â€śwell-to-doâ€ť man who â€śwasnâ€™t mentally illâ€ť (this despite reports speculating that he may have been schizophrenic). Given his financial resources, grim determination and â€“ most importantly â€“ ability to easily pass background checks, his right to own a firearm was never in question.
JOHN DICKERSON: What do you make of increased sales of bump fire stocks in wake of this shooting and then now legislation?
DIANNE FEINSTEIN: See, I don’t know what to make of it. What this event said â€“ this is a well-to-do man, he wasn’t mentally ill. Um, he wasn’t a criminal, he wasn’t a juvenile, he wasn’t gang banger, and he was able to buy 40 weapons over a period of time, have 12 bump stocks, line them up, break through two windows in his hotel suite, and take aim at tens of thousands – well I guess over a thousand people at a concert. And this was such a cross section of America that it really struck at every one of us, that this could happen to you. And we want to stop it.
JOHN DICKERSON:Â Could there have been any law passed that would’ve stopped him?
DIANNE FEINSTEIN:Â No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions.
JOHN DICKERSON: From the other side, those who would like to restrict guns in America, who hear a bill targeted as you’ve described it narrowly at this idea â€“ at bump fire stocks â€“ and say, “The only way to stop this kind of situation in America is to ban these kinds of semi-automatic weapons, and weapons that can fire with rapidity, and anything short of that is insufficient.” What do you say to those people?
DIANNE FEINSTEIN: I agree with them to a great extent.Â What I don’t â€“ because, as you know, I did the assault weapons legislation in 1993, which was law of the land for 10 years.Â So I believe, I mean I’ve watched this thing from the Texas bell tower to today, in schools, in businesses, in workplaces.Â No one appears to be safe anywhere. –Â Zerohedge
Whether Paddock is eventually determined to have had some form of mental illness that will one day be attributed to the actions he took in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, higher forms of psychopathy are rarely recognized by their peers as signals of them one day conducting a potential attack of any magnitude.Â In fact psychologists admit that many mentally disturbed psychopaths and sociopaths areÂ currently today in some of the highest offices of politics and finance, as well as holding teaching positions in Universities.
And with an estimated 12 million Americans residing in the scale between a sociopath and psychopath, Senator Feinstein is deadly correct that it is impossible to stop tragedies like what took place in Las Vegas from occurring, because one does not need a gun to kill tens or hundreds of people… as seen over in Europe and elsewhere in recent years.
Or on 9/11.
Kenneth Schortgen JrÂ isÂ a writer forÂ The Daily Economist,Â Secretsofthefed.com,Â Roguemoney.net, andÂ Viral Liberty, and hostsÂ the popularÂ youtube podcastÂ on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Â Ken can alsoÂ be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on theÂ Angel Clark radio show.