NY Times Now Blames The NRA For Orlando

Yesterday the NY Times Editorial Board was blaming Republicans, Conservatives, and anyone who is not a Muslim that has a problem with gays, gay marriage, and allowing the gender confused (as well as pretenders who use the laws for Bad Purposes) into the opposite biological bathrooms, showers, and changing rooms. But, no blame towards ISIS, Al Qaeda, or extremist Islam in general.

Today they have another group to blame

The N.R.A.’s Complicity in Terrorism

“America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,” one spokesman for Al Qaeda said in a 2011 recruitment video. “So what are you waiting for?”

Few places on earth make it easier than the United States for a terrorist to buy assault weapons to mow down scores of people in a matter of minutes. The horrific massacre in Orlando last weekend is only the latest example. And all this is made vastly easier by a gun lobby that has blocked sensible safety measures at every turn, and by members of Congress who seem to pledge greater allegiance to the firearms industry than to their own constituencies. There is a word for their role in this form of terrorism: complicity.

Is the NRA complicit with the use of scary looking rifles for the attacks in Paris?

What Democrats and the NY Times, but, I repeat myself, want is passage of a bill allowing anyone on the terrorist watch list to be barred from being able to purchase a gun. The problem with the list is that it is so vague that it is certain to be abused. All that is necessary is a “reasonable belief”. No one in government would ever take advantage of that, would they?

Some critics say the government’s terror watch lists sweep up far too many innocent people. But the Feinstein bill allowed law enforcement officials to block a sale only after showing that a prospective gun buyer on the watch list was known or suspected to be involved in terrorism. If blocked, the person could challenge that denial in federal court.

Yes, they can. As long as they are notified correctly that they are on the list, and file within 60 days. Oh, and the Attorney General can withhold certain documents from the court. Page 11 of the Bill. There is still a 4th and 5th Amendment.

Other effective measures include universal background checks to intercept people who are legally barred from gun ownership, like those convicted of domestic abuse and the mentally ill;

We already have a backgrounds check requirement in place. Oh, and the tougher one in California did not work particularly well for the San Bernardino Muslim extremists, did it?

and limits on magazine capacity, which some states have already enacted.

Did not work in San Bernardino, but, Dems love their “clip” limits

Mr. Mateen was able to kill 49 people largely because the assault rifle he was using could fire 30-round clips as fast as he could pull the trigger. No civilian anywhere should be allowed to have that ability.

The Founders of this nation would disagree.  So would the 2nd Amendment. If Democrats do not like it, they should attempt to repeal or modify the 2nd.

Regardless, this is the same old same old from the leftist gun grabbers, who cynically use any tragedy to blame the gun, rather than the user of the gun. Unless they are White, of course. Or Christian. Then they have no problem assigning blame while also using the incident to take guns away from those citizens who are not using guns for nefarious purposes. But, they just can’t wrap their minds around blaming Muslim extremists.

The NY Times’ Charles Blow calls the Orlando killer, Omar Mateen, an “American Monster“, and utterly fails to note that he’s a radical Muslim who pledged allegiance to ISIS multiple times. Of course, Blow blames guns, the NRA, and Republicans and gun owners. But, not radical Islam.

This is the narrative, where Leftists will do all they can to attack the law abiding gun owners and take away their rights will protecting the Islamic extremists.

Anyhow, remember, the GOP offered an alternative piece of legislation for being able to block people on the no fly/terrorist watch list from obtaining a firearm, which Democrats blocked, apparently because it allowed people exercise their 4th and 5th Amendment protections. They should offer it again.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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5 Responses to “NY Times Now Blames The NRA For Orlando”

  1. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host wrote:

    What Democrats and the NY Times, but, I repeat myself, want is passage of a bill allowing anyone on the terrorist watch list to be barred from being able to purchase a gun.

    The Second Amendment:

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    The Fourteenth Amendment, in part:

    No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    If I reported our host to the feds for something, anything, spurious or otherwise, he could be put on some watch list, by some faceless bureaucrat, without ever being charged or convicted of anything. The Fourteenth Amendment allows for the suspension of constitutional rights, if you have been convicted of a crime, after due process of law. Getting put on some watch list doesn’t exactly constitute due process of law.

  2. Dems do not care. Well, not until it is themselves on a secretive government watch list. Then they are shocked!

  3. Hank_M says:

    As you mention, no blame toward ISIS or extremist Islam in general.

    The knee jerk reaction of the left is always to curtail our rights.

  4. Liam Thomas says:

    If everyone was packing in that club……Especially the owners, bartenders and bouncers this guy would have killed no one because a well armed establishment would NOT BE A TARGET OF A LONE GUNMAN.

  5. Liam Thomas says:

    This is why these coward bastards target malls, bars and schools…..

    Places where guns are forbidden.

    Its like uncovering a ant hill and pouring gasoline on them…..no one to stop the process.

    Now if the ants were in cohoots with a swarm of Wasps and could call on the wasps to attack the gasoline pourer most of us would think many times over before attempting such a feat…..this is why in the MIDDLE EAST……

    NO ONE pulls and ak 47 and shoots up a plaza….because everyone in that plaza is packing ak-47’s. Instead they depend on stealth and car bombs to do their mass killings.

    Car bombs are way, way, way harder to make, and procuring the materials without the FBI on your doorstep is nearly impossible….If it wasnt there would be car bombs going off daily in the USA.

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