The incident has helped display once more what has long been clear – that you can’t count on the government’s uniformed officers to help you when you are in peril. And not even a 911 call from a child begging for help will get the police to face a shooter.
Furthermore, given the lack of competence and effort constantly shown by police in cases where they confront real danger, such as what happened in Columbine, Parkland and Uvalde, it’s certainly luck of the draw as to whether or not the local police can risk an officer’s life for the sake of public safety.
Opposite to what gun control advocates believe, this reality delivers a strong message against gun control. People can no longer trust the government’s armed enforcers to give any measure of safety, and therefore there’s a need for people to learn and be equipped to defend themselves.
Those who blindly defend the police’s cowardice during the Uvalde mass shooting are basically making the same argument as those who want to demolish the right to private self-defense.
Meanwhile, gun control advocates are teasing the old conservative line that “a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun.” And it’s hard to prepare an efficient response to this if one is committed to the idea that the Uvalde police officers are even remotely capable of doing their work.
But the reality is that the Uvalde police officers were not “good guys with guns.” They are cowards dressed in impressive-looking taxpayer-funded uniforms, which made the condition worse. As their own supervisors recently acknowledged, they sat around waiting for backup for fear that they could be shot.
Uvalde police got in the way of public safety
The police officers at Uvalde were not just worthless in terms of public safety. They actually got in the way of public safety.
When a group of parents, some of whom were probably armed, attempted to interfere with the school incident themselves, the police literally attacked the parents. They confronted and handcuffed women, pepper-sprayed men and pulled their tasers to intimidate the parents. The police did this while the killer was raging inside the school.
Frequent displays of incompetence from police agencies also call into question the idea that these same officers could effectively implement gun prohibition laws.
An enduring problem with prohibition, whether it is about guns, drugs or alcohol, is that it tends to be only successful in keeping prohibited objects out of the hands of comparatively law-abiding citizens. However, when it comes to real criminals you could say that it is a very different story.
In the case of drugs, we have seen this many times that common people generally avoid drugs because they don’t want to get in trouble with the law.
The professional criminals, on the other hand, are a very different story and law enforcement has never managed to keep dedicated drug runners from operating their trade.
Meanwhile, the Texas police chief who has been taking criticism for his running of the Uvalde school shooting said on June 1 that he has been talking with state investigators. Pete Arredondo, who supervises law enforcement in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, said in a news report outside his home that he is “in contact with the [Texas] Department of Public Safety every day.” (Related: Uvalde Police chief Arredondo gave money to campaign of anti-gun Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke who now promises to confiscate AR-15s.)
However, the same department informed Fox News just a day earlier that Arredondo, who was the on-scene commander at Robb Elementary School during the time of the mass shooting, wasn’t cooperating with the investigation into the police’s response.
Never trust a liar. Never.
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