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West: The Tragedy of Kate Steinle's Story Continues

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There was a highly disturbing decision that was recently made in California, but then again, there are many disturbing decisions emanating out of California.

See the following piece from Townhall below:

“The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a California Appeals court has overturned the gun conviction against the illegal immigrant who killed the young American woman, Kate Steinle, in 2015. Jose Inez Garcia Zarate had already been acquitted of murder charges in 2017 related to the case after the court ruled his actions as an accident.

“Zarate has been previously deported five times and was in the country illegally at the time of the incident. On Friday, the ‘1st District Court of Appeals...overturned a gun conviction against Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate because the judge failed to instruct the jury on one of his defenses.”

“During the murder trail, the illegal immigrant claimed that he did not mean to kill Steinle, but ‘he unwittingly picked up the gun wrapped in a T-shirt and it fired accidentally.’

“The death occurred on a pier on San Francisco’s waterfront. San Francisco considers itself a sanctuary city, meaning it refuses to comply with federal immigration law. It is likely that had it complied with federal law, and had America secured its borders, Steinle would still be alive since Zarate would not have been present in the United States.”

First, let me offer my assessment and analysis. No one unwittingly picks up a gun and fires the gun accidently at another person. In the military we dealt with instances of “accidental discharges” of a weapon, but normally these occurred when someone was doing a functions check on their weapon or clearing it and not following proper procedures. And if you are a five-time deported illegal immigrant, one would think the last thing you would want to do is pick up and discharge a weapon in public.

The sad and tragic reality is that even an alleged criminal illegal immigrant is more important in California than the life of an innocent young American woman, Kate Steinle. And ponder this: all the talk from the progressive, socialist left about gun control when an incident suits their narrative. However, I spoke in California about the Second Amendment at Orange County College, and there were students who had never heard of Kate Steinle!

For more Allen West commentaries check out CNSNews.com.

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