Cleveland, Ohio just had a horrific, senseless killing that slaughtered innocent children along with blameless adults. The Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence (Affectionately known as the Brady Bunch) and their friendly bull dog, the Violence Policy Center (VPC) will be sure to exploit this massacre.
They will cry out for stricter gun laws, lower capacity magazines, one gun a month restrictions and whatever else that they think they can get away with. Even if they lose, they look at each trial and lawsuit as an opportunity to talk their lies and trash about firearms of any sort. They will also claim these killings could have been prevented if their version of “sensible gun laws” had been adopted.
This is a patent lie. No amount of gun control could have prevented this murder spree. I will provide the proof and show you who some of the people responsible for this tragedy.
First of all, let me set the table by providing some background information on the perp. He was convicted in 1995 of voluntary manslaughter. Remember this, as this conviction makes him a violent felon. He was released in 2000 after spending just five years in jail.
After his release, he was convicted of felonious assault involving domestic violence and a gun in 2002. Remember the fact that he used a gun during this attack as this will show the prosecutor was negligent in filing all the proper charges.
He was again released in 2007 after serving just five years and his parole ended in 2008. In March of 2009 Davon Crawford, 33, killed his Second Wife and three children. He also killed his sister-in-law. He shot them with a handgun. He did do the State of Ohio a favor. He saved the expense of a lengthily trial and thirty to forty years of appeals on a possible death sentence conviction by shooting himself in the head.
I do not have to explain to most of you that this piece of scum was not much of a nice guy. His actions show he was a violent person and had sociopathic behavior. His first conviction of voluntary manslaughter was probably plea-bargained from a more serious charge by either an over-worked DA or a lazy Assistant DA; at least that is my take on it.
That being said, the real tragedy occurred with his conviction in 2002. Besides the measly five years of incarceration for his second crime of violence, the judge should have never released him early. The prosecuting DA should have also made sure Federal charges were filed against this dirt bag.
Davon did not pay attention to any of the gun laws, both state and federal, so no amount of additional laws would have stopped him; he would have ignored him too. In Part 2, I will show how the Federal gun laws, when properly used would have prevented his latest killing spree.