What if Kate’s killer had been an NRA member?
On July 1, 2015, Kathryn Steinle was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco.
Kate was walking with her father and friend when a bullet struck her in the back of the head. The 32-year-old was rushed to the hospital, where she died about two hours later.
Jose Inez Garcia Zarate fired a .40-caliber handgun three times, and one of the shots he fired is what killed Kate. He first claimed he was shooting at a sea lion and then said he fired the shots accidentally after finding the gun.
On November 30, 2017, our justice system completely failed Kate, her family, and the rest of the nation when they acquitted the animal. He was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter.
Zarate had no business being in the United States to begin with, and he certainly did not deserve to skate free of a murder charge after he killed an American woman.
This is where I raise the question: What if Kate’s killer had been an NRA member? Would the Democrats have finally given a dang?
Would the pathetic animal have been slapped with numerous charges, with murder and manslaughter included? Was it not enough that the killer was here illegally, had been deported five times already, and convicted of multiple felonies?
If Zarate had been a gun-toting member of the NRA, he would have been strung up and skinned alive by Democrats!
Reasons like this are exactly why Trump and millions of Americans want a border wall and travel bans. We can’t rely on the court system to rightfully punish criminals and murderers.
Now, more than ever, it is important to practice your 2nd amendment rights and conceal carry a firearm. While being armed would now have saved Kate, it could save many others.
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