RUSH: Dylann Storm Roof is this guy’s name. They’ve captured him. They captured him 245 miles away from Charleston, South Carolina, and they captured him in North Carolina. He parked the black Hyundai under a tree. Either ran out of gas or just stopped to rest overnight or what have you, but he was captured and didn’t present any problems upon arrest. Such a sad event. You know, every day, the news is just depressing. You gotta work past it, you gotta work through it each and every day.
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We here at the EIB Network are gonna jump to no conclusions whatsoever, and we are not going to try to make whatever happened here in Charleston, South Carolina, fit any kind of a narrative that we would want. We’re just gonna wait. We’re gonna back off, we’re gonna wait, we’re gonna find out what it is that there is to know about this shooter, rather than jump to any conclusions. Not even gonna make any predictions.
I know that the left and the Drive-Bys are out now trying to hunt a Tea Party connection. You know that’s happening. You know they’re turning over every rock, they’re doing everything they can to try to find a way to link this in a way that would advance their political agenda. And all I’m saying is we’re not gonna do that here in any way, shape, manner, or form. We’re just gonna wait ’til whatever there is to be learned about this — his picture. He looks like a kid. So I’m just gonna wait. We all here at the EIB Network are going to wait.
It’s just frustrating. It’s anger, all of the emotions, just why? Why in the world would somebody want to do this? You go into a church and you sit and pray with people for an hour and then you open up, you start firing? I mean, this is just pure, unadulterated evil, for whatever reason. And it’s inexplicable to civilized people. It just simply is inexplicable.
Keep in mind, there are more people dead, this church in Charleston, South Carolina, than in the Boston bombing. I’m just trying to draw a comparison here. It’s real terrorism, if you want to look at it. It was certainly terror for the people in that church. So needless to say our prayers and condolences are with everybody on this. But it’s just another one of these inexplicable cultural moments that has us all saying, “What is happening to our country?”
Anyway, as I say, I don’t want to go much further on this because anything further is speculation. Everybody knows the facts of what happened here. So just sit back and be alert and stand by and be ready for whatever the people who want to turn this into a political opportunity do with it. And you know that they exist.
RUSH: You know, I was just thinking. We need to send the Shelby, North Carolina, police department up to New York. They caught this guy in, what, less than 12 hours? And the two convicts… I heard the two convicts in New York that escaped that were having sex with that guard… I mean, there’s more stuff. Who would believe that? If you told someone that, who would…? (interruption) I heard they’re in Mexico, that they may already be in Mexico, which means they want to come back and not get noticed.
That’s the way to do it. We ought to send the Shelby, North Carolina, police. I mean, take a look how fast they caught the guy. Obama’s ticked, by the way. Obama basically said what I just said. He’s not gonna comment on any details here until facts are known. He’d like to, but he’s gonna restrain himself. He’s not gonna say a word about it, got the best and brightest in the FBI and local law enforcement are on the case. But he said he doesn’t feel any constraints in talking about the emotions that are attached to the event. And he looks mad.
He’s got that Clinton lip thing going, a frowning with a downward smile, which is a very hard thing to do, by the way. And his point is guns. He made it plain. He said, “Once again, once again something horrific happens because of how easy it is to get a gun in the United States,” and then he said that things like this do not happen in other advanced countries. You just never hear about things like that in other advanced countries. You just don’t have massacres like this. And his claim is that they’ve all got reasonable, responsible gun control.
And we don’t and that’s why these things keep happening, because guns are so easily available. I’m reminded Trump and his announcement the other day where he reported some woman told him that she’d been anti-gun her whole life, and then something happened where she lived, some criminals did some bad stuff. Oh, it was the prison escape. She went out, and she told Trump that her husband had always been a big gun guy, but she wasn’t a gun gal, but now she has joined her husband.
She’s a gun gal, her husband is a gun guy, and they’ve got a gun on every table, and Trump said that she told him, “Mr. Trump, we’re ready to start shooting.” (laughing) So, anyway, at least the first political agenda item is now officially on the table, and it was predictable, and that is, gun control. Straight from the White House and President Obama.
RUSH: Anthony in Henderson, North Carolina, great that you held on. I appreciate that. Welcome to the program.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Dittos. I can check off the biggest thing left on my bucket list now.
RUSH: Well, thank you, sir. Appreciate that.
CALLER: I was observing this morning that the latest gun violence and some of the other gun violence that’s happened. Almost every one of them has had some kind of mental problems. And nowadays you can’t do anything about a person with mental problems. I’ve had personal experience with it. But as long as they know their name, what day it is, and who the president is, they turn them loose on you. And you can’t talk to a doctor and explain to anybody that the person is having problems. They won’t even talk to you. They say they can’t because of laws, and —
RUSH: Now, wait a minute, it’s worse than that. I’ll tell you what’s entrapped us. Tolerance. This concept of tolerance means we can’t tell the truth about a lot of things, including mental disability, insanity, or what have you. We have to accept it. We have to be supportive. So we know somebody’s not right, but we can’t say that, it’s discriminatory to say so. We’ve got to be tolerant and understanding.
So your example where you know somebody’s not right, they got gun and they’re running around mentioning people’s names, if you go rat ’em out, you’re the one that’s gonna get in trouble, rather than serving a decent warning. I think this is a major, major problem that we face here.
I gotta take a break, though.