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 Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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