The NRA is “the country’s most active and successful terrorist organization,” according to Death And Taxes Mag.
That’s right. Not ISIS, Antifa, or any other radicalized group that spews hatred on the reg. Rather, it’s the NRA that stands to protect our Second Amendment rights.
Death and Taxes writes:
The NRA likes it when Americans are killed by gun violence. It needs it. Like any terrorist organization, the success of the NRA’s entire model is predicated on dead civilians — the more innocent, the better. When people are afraid, the NRA grows more powerful. There is only one way that the NRA is different than ISIS: The NRA is winning.
To call this statement ignorant is a compliment. This is beyond insensitive. This is maniacal and hateful. It’s purposefully inflammatory and intended to further skewer victims of gun violence and their families.
Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017
How about we ban machine guns?
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) October 2, 2017
Since it seems there’s been a miseducation of the Hollywood and the elites, let’s review the facts.
Since 1934, legally owned automatic weapons have been used in only three gun crimes. Fully automatic weapons have been illegal to manufacture for civilian use since 1986, and those made before the cut off date are astronomically expensive and almost impossible to purchase. Of the 91 mass shootings committed in America since 1982, not one has been carried out using a fully automatic weapon. Kind of nullifies the whole stricter-gun-laws debate.
And since Hillary brought up the whole silencer/suppressor debate, let’s review the facts.
A silencer wasn’t used in today’s Las Vegas attack. And contrary to popular belief, silencers don’t really silence a weapon. They still make a sound reminiscent of a jackhammer. Additionally, .003% of suppressors are used in crimes each year.
This isn’t opinion. These are the facts. The bottom line is that it’s really hard and highly expensive to be a legal gun owner in the US. No matter how seemingly lenient state gun laws may be, federal law still trumps state law. Stricter gun laws might dilute the Second Amendment and make it harder for law abiding citizens to own a firearm, but I would be remiss if I failed to mention that criminals don’t follow laws. That’s what makes them criminals.
Besides, the Founding Fathers were pretty clear in their ideas about firearm possession. Take Thomas Jefferson, circa 1775:
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
The Second Amendment isn’t about arming every gun crazed citizen in the U.S. It’s about having the fundamental right as an American to own and protect his/her own property.
So keep calling the NRA a terrorist organization that likes to see Americans killed. Keep likening it to ISIS and saying it needs red American blood on its hands. You’re only further advancing the terrorists’ interests and making honest, law abiding gun owners angrier.
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