What a Goof
The San Ysidro McDonald’s massacre. Columbine. Virginia Tech. Northern Illinois University. Now, a Tucson shopping center. These horrific American disasters have a common denominator that has numbed America’s will to change. Its latest incarnation: a Glock semi-automatic with a 33-round magazine. For decades, these weapons of mass destruction have enabled evil and psychotic killers whose only wish is to kill greater and destroy more. Can anyone still make a legitimate case for an automatic weapon?
Certainly not Democratic lawmakers, who bring a long record of extreme cowardice and dysfunction on this issue. The People of the Gun have lobbied our “leaders” into the ground. Political calculations have forced a retreat on restricting or — my preference — outright banning the sale and possession of these weapons.
Tucson should be a credible wedge issue to hammer the gun lovers into political insensibility.
Even the most powerful won’t take them on. Last week, President Obama made a mighty fine speech in Tucson at that grand memorial for the massacre victims. He offered no eloquent words or lofty phrases for the cause of gun control.
How many more massacres will it take to drag politicians out of their dark corners of cowardice and defiantly spurn the NRA’s blood money? If they only knew what I believe — that if we ban the sale and possession of automatic weapons and assault rifles, the vast majority of Americans would back them up.
First, she identifies the weapon used as a "semi-automatic" pistol, then spouts off against automatic weapons and assault rifles, neither of which was used in the Arizona attack and calls for a complete ban on the weapons that weren't used. She conveniently ignores the fact that the wounded democratic congresswoman has a long history of supporting Gun Rights and Second Amendment issues. Then, in complete lockstep with the leftist group-think, she uses words like "extreme cowardice" describing those who don't agree with her and calls on others to "hammer the gun lovers" and rails against "NRA blood money." She also studiously avoids any mention that the weapon used was purchased legally thanks to a lack of mental health reporting and one very credible report of the local sheriff covering for an employee's relative. And finally, her contention that a "vast majority" of American's would support her insanity is laughable seeing as how 49 states now have some form of concealed carry or will-issue, Illinois being the lone hold out.
Isn't this the type of language and "secret code words" that motivated a twisted mind to depravity in the first place?
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