Are you ready for this gem? Get prepared. Maybe you should sit down.
Democrats have blamed the National Rifle Association for the recent mass shootings around the country. This sort of logic just gets me every. Single. Time.
According to Conservative Tribune:
Almost like clockwork after virtually every mass shooting, some Democrats and liberals will seek to cast blame for the atrocity on the National Rifle Association, as if the organization itself helped pull the trigger to murder innocent people.
Following through on that smear of America’s oldest civil rights organization — dedicated to protecting the natural right to keep and bear arms for law-abiding citizens, to defend against government tyranny and violent criminals — many on the anti-gun side will deliberately conflate NRA membership with perpetrators of mass shootings.
As Independent Journal Review noted, some on the left even go so far as to accuse NRA members of being “murderous” or part of a “terrorist group” that actively encourages and even supports acts of depravity such as mass murder with a firearm.
However, despite the persistence of that smear, there has yet to be put forth any sort of evidence proving that NRA members commit mass shootings … not even one.
Is there any one out there that can help me to understand this?
How in the world would the NRA be linked to individuals like Devin Kelley or Dylann Roof?
Not even The Washington Post can make that connection.
“No NRA member has committed a mass shooting,” as Conservative Tribune pointed out.
How do we know? Because if any liberal media source found out about said membership, we would never hear the end of it.
But we have heard of no such thing because it isn’t there.
It isn’t the NRA’s fault. It isn’t the gun’s fault.
Are we going to blame American Airlines planes for the terrorist attacks of 9/11?
Or Ace Lawn Care ammonium nitrate fertilizer for the Oklahoma City bombing?
Or fire for tragic arsons?
Or, wait, maybe we blame the Air Line Pilots Association…they’re all about flying planes!
Maybe we target the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. I’m sure they emphasize the use of fertilizer!
Better yet, let’s attack fire fighters. If there were no fire, they wouldn’t have a job! It is in their interest to keep fire around…hmmm…!
These arguments are ridiculous, right? So why do liberals believe their argument is sound when they attack the NRA?
It just doesn’t make sense.
Who is one of the loudest, most nonsensical individuals giving voice to this?
I’ll give you three guesses but the first two don’t count.
That is right. Hillary Clinton.
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
Soon after the Las Vegas shooting, according to the Independent:
Hillary Clinton has launched a scathing attack on the National Rifle Association – calling for people to stand up to the powerful gun lobbying organisation and demand greater gun control.
In a series of tweets published in the hours after 50 people were killed and more than 400 injured in the Las Vegas shooting, the former Democratic presidential candidate offered her sympathy to those caught up in the massacre and those members of the emergency services scrambling to respond.
Yet she also focussed criticism on the powerful NRA, the most influential gun rights lobbying group in the country which helps fund political candidates across the nation who reject demands for greater gun control.
And, it should be noted, of the guns acquired for these mass shootings, according to The Washington Post, “42 were obtained illegally.”
Individuals who commit these crimes aren’t exactly following the law.
Passing more regulations makes you feel better, Hill–but it doesn’t actually solve the problem.
What does everyone else think?