It’s odd that when a shooting occurs, the left can instantly find a correlative effect to gun laws. Before the gunsmoke clears, leftist “journalists” and once-relevant celebrities come out swinging for the fences to melodramatically pronounce a need for stricter gun control laws.
However, these same pundits and assorted media hacks are noticeably silent when someone gets hacked up or beaten to death. There is no speculation as to what could have been prevented. Take, for example, the recent case of the beheading on the streets on Woolwich, England, in broad daylight.
By now many of us have heard what happened. A man who is believed to be a soldier was set upon and brutally murdered with knives and machetes by two Muslims who proudly proclaimed to witnesses that they did it as an act of devotion to their faith.
I know what you’re thinking: “Come on, Greg; how could this have happened in England? There can’t be any violence there; they don’t have guns.”
Yes, it’s true; despite what the leftist media might have one believe, violence is not a product of gun ownership and guns have about as much to do with deciding to commit murder as hammers have when deciding to build a deck.
A man believed to be soldier has been beheaded in a barbaric attack by two men on a street outside Woolwich army barracks in South East London. In the shocking scene, one of the killers addressed witnesses saying “you will never be safe.”
In broad daylight two men in their mid-20s attacked a man dressed in a military uniform killing him and apparently trying to behead him while shouting “God is greatest” in Arabic, according to witnesses.
Shocking footage recorded by witnesses during the carnage and made public by ITV shows a man holding a meat cleaver with blood on his hands using jihadist rhetoric to justify the violence.
“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you,” the attacker said, with the body of the victim lying just yards away. “The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day.”
“This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” the attacker added, apparently referring to British military efforts in Afghanistan.
The attackers did not even try to flee the crime scene, brandishing guns and urging the witnesses to call the police and asking pedestrians to take pictures of them “as if they wanted to be on TV or something,” according to witnesses.
After the officers arrived the two perpetrators were shot and transported to separate London hospitals. The victim was dead before police arrived on the scene.
“I apologize that women have had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same,” the suspect, clad in a dark hooded jacket and a black hat, continued in the video. “You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you.”
Wait, what? The attackers had guns? No, surely this must be a mistake. Handguns are largely illegal in Great Britain… but then again, so is hacking a man to death with a machete, so maybe now we can start to understand that criminals don’t obey laws. That is what makes them criminals.