Opinion: A cop is dead & the gun control vultures circle.

Opinion: A cop is dead & the gun control vultures circle.

Opinion: A cop is dead & the gun control vultures circle.

Shortly after six this morning, shots rang out in a Harrisburg, PA neighborhood just a few miles from the capitol. A U. S. Marshals Service task force attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce, wanted by Harrisburg police on a terroristic threat charge, had come under fire. When the smoke cleared, Christopher D. Hill, an 11-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service, was dead. Also dead was an as-of-yet-unidentified male alleged to have been the shooter.

“While executing the warrant, the team was fired upon by a male subject in the residence with Pierce. Deputy Hill and at least one local task force officer were struck by gunfire during the assault,” the Marshals Service said in a press release. Three other members of the task force, including a member of the York Police Department were also injured. According to the Harrisburg chief of police, the officers are doing “okay.”.

Hill was an 11-year veteran of the Marshals Service. He was also a father of two and an Army vet.

Sad as Hill’s death is, it is made worse by the politicizing of it by gun control advocates. Without hesitation or a bit of decorum, they took to the twittersphere after Sen. Pat Toomey tweeted the following:

 

Immediately came the responses from the gun control crowd. Without waiting to learn the facts surrounding the shooting, they accused the senator of being insincere with his prayers because he wasn’t an advocate of limiting our 2nd Amendment rights.



There are more, but you get the drift. Without waiting to find out if the weapon used to kill Hill had been legally purchased, without waiting to find out anything about the shooter, the gun control advocates took to beating their favorite political whipping horse. They didn’t care how their comments would impact Hill’s family, or the families of the injured officers. All they saw was another chance to try to limit our constitutional rights.

This is a time to wait, to learn what the facts are. It is not a time for knee-jerk reactions like those seen in the Twitter-thread. It is also a time to remember Deputy Hill, his family — especially his two children — in our prayers. Law enforcement officers like those with the Marshals Service task force know every time they walk out the door to report for duty that they might not return. Unfortunately, that became reality for Hill’s family today.

Godspeed, Christopher Hill, and thank you for your sacrifice.

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5 Comments
  • GWB says:

    You know what? Yes, let’s get rid of all firearms – by starting with the protective details of all anti-gun politicians and celebrities, and the cops where these folks live. Then, MAYBE, after a thorough analysis of the results, I’ll get rid of mine.

    Why do I carry a firearm? Because I’m too weak to carry a cop.

    • Amanda Green says:

      I think that’s an excellent solution. If they feel so strongly about it, they should lead by example. Then we can all see just how unnecessary guns are. LOL

  • Pragmatic says:

    One might make a better choice looking at the significant uptick in crime – particularly terrorism – in Harrisburg since Gov. Wolf has taken office. I’m sure there’s absolutely no relationship between said uptick and the plane loads of Syrians that have been arriving and planted in Lancaster county – aka, the heart of Amish country – for the last 3 years. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the culture clash that is making it unsafe for natural PA citizens to walk in what was once vibrant, albeit small and sometimes boring – towns. I’m sure stripping law abiding citizens of their rights will absolutely fix ALL of the problems Wolf and his cronies are causing with their gerrymandering of international borders.

    • Jim says:

      Pragmatic: “I’m sure there’s absolutely no relationship between said uptick and the plane loads of Syrians that have been arriving and planted in Lancaster county – aka, the heart of Amish country – for the last 3 years.”

      Come to Melbourne, Australia and just substitute Sudanese [gangs] for Syrians. There is clearly an extreme clash of cultures when certain social-ethnic groups come to the West. Those from warring tribes in Africa cannot seem to leave their warrior culture and behaviour in Africa and thus inflict it, under the [leftist] guise of multiculturalism, on civil Western citizens. Thus we are experiencing Sudanese gangs robbing and beating people on the streets, car-jacking, armed home invasions and mass riots by large and violent youths. Such people seem incapable of integrating and taking civil advantage of the new lives they have been given in the West. The Green-left parties, in their infatuation with their [authoritarian] socialist theories, want open borders and more of such people coming.

  • Strelnikov says:

    “beating their favorite political whipping horse”

    At least two metaphors clashing in there. Don’t get me wrong. I’m going to use it.

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