The mayor of St. Louis recited the typical left-wing mantra after the area was rocked by two shootings this week.
Mayor Francis G. Slay told his Twitter followers Thursday to “imagine this week without all the guns” and called for “common-sense gun laws.”
On Tuesday a shooting claimed the life of a 9-year old girl, Jamyla Bolden, who was shot while doing homework on her mother’s bed in Ferguson, Missouri.
Imagine this week without all the guns. Then try to explain why common sense laws should not be enacted. #fgs
— MayorSlay.com (@MayorSlay) August 20, 2015
On Thursday riots broke out in St. Louis after another shooting took the life of Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, who police said was shot and killed while pointing a gun at them in a crack house.
Naturally, like any good liberal, Slay didn’t focus on the criminal who killed a 9-year-old or the criminal who aimed a gun at police, but on the guns themselves, as if they chose their targets and fired themselves.
The mayor was roundly blasted on Twitter:
@MayorSlay Imagine enforcing sentencing. How many arrested had criminal records? Is crack illegal in St. Louis? Pointing a gun at cops?
— Republicanvet (@Republicanvet91) August 20, 2015
@MayorSlay illegal guns will always be an issue. Even an all out dictator like ban won’t rid them. Focus on ppl. Someone pulls the trigger
— Eric B (@bigbell87) August 20, 2015
@MayorSlay cause there are plenty of laws already…common sense will tell you it’s not guns but condition of people’s hearts using them.
— Daniel Cressey (@KingdomAdvocate) August 20, 2015
@MayorSlay how about focus on the ones illegally possessed?
— David Francis (@dfoxtrotcharlie) August 20, 2015
@MayorSlay riiight…as if there aren’t already laws against assaulting people with guns. Work on your verbal manipulation tactics, “Mayor”.
— illumi’Nossie (@ABoyFromBuffalo) August 20, 2015
@MayorSlay “Common sense” is a vague term. Criminals don’t obey laws. Focus on them, not an inanimate object.
— Ron Bischof ن (@rjbischof) August 21, 2015
@MayorSlay right, the bad guys are going to obey ‘common sense’ gun laws
— Edward (@US395) August 20, 2015
@MayorSlay Strangely enough, even in this age of the “out of control cop”, I WANT cops to shoot thugs who point guns at them. Really I do!
— Atomic Monkey Squad (@SantasTavern) August 20, 2015
@MayorSlay Harvard study=gun bans DON’T lower murder rates!Left focuses on murder method,hides FACT defensive use saves 2.5 MILLION yearly.
— Kathleen (@teamfrazzled) August 20, 2015
@MayorSlay Imagine a week where a tyrannical government decides to not to pass laws that targets law abiders instead of armed criminal thugs
— Thomas J Edwards (@Conservative4MI) August 21, 2015
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