Each time one of these mass shootings happen, the gun-control freaks inch a little bit closer to outright insanity. Since we decided as a country that the big story from the Charleston murders (somehow?) centered around the Confederate flag, these liberals have been chomping at the bit to get back to their favorite cause. The shooting in Oregon gave them their opportunity.
This time around, they are making some very strange suggestions.
One of the strangest came from Linda Stasi at the New York Daily News. She doesn’t just want to crusade for gun control; she wants the U.S. State Department to list the National Rifle Association as a state sponsored terrorist group.
It is the National Rifle Association and for their unending lobbying that’s kept a lid on gun control we now have 428 times more American deaths by gun than deaths by foreign terrorists.
Stasi, like most of the liberal media, was only too happy to follow President Obama’s suggestion to make that particular comparison. As though one thing has anything to do with the other. Is it a major NRA platform to claim that terrorists kill more Americans than guns? No one is disputing the president’s claim. More Americans are killed by a lot of things than terrorism. What’s your point, lady?
America is supposed to be ‘the home of the brave.’ But there is nothing brave about blasting away nine innocent people at a college.
What is this? An attempt to write an article making only points that everyone already agrees with? Who is out there claiming the Oregon shooter was brave?
Therefore the NRA should take its rightful place on the State Department list of terrorist organizations, because its influence is more of an immediate threat to the lives of our citizens than foreign terrorists.
Oh, so that’s the game. You say a bunch of stuff that is obviously factual (if completely irrelevant), and then you make a point that has nothing to do with what you said.
Stasi admits that the NRA is not actually “state sponsored,” but it’s enough that they donate to political campaigns. Apparently, that makes Planned Parenthood a potential terrorist group as well. And unlike the NRA, they actually are state sponsored, at least for now.
Instead of seeing which side can out-hyperbolize the other, maybe we could have a real conversation about improving the state of gun violence in this country. Maybe we could do it without actually doing irreparable harm to the integrity of the Constitution.
Unfortunately, Democrats have made that impossible. We can’t trust that they will stop with something halfway reasonable, like universal background checks. Every time these kooks get something they want, they immediately start pushing the goalposts. So when they complain that Republicans aren’t willing to do anything, they have only themselves to blame. When you’re out there saying that the NRA is comparable to ISIS, you don’t get the benefit of the doubt.