That’s the focus and modus operandi of the Democrats.
Congressional Democrats are renewing their push for gun control measures in the wake of the Orlando terror massacre, arguing the best way to prevent suspected terrorists from carrying out acts of violence is to legally limit their access to firearms.
They’re right this far—certainly such limits would be a large help. The problem is how to do it without disarming American citizens. And that leads to the real problem: Democrats don’t care about American citizens and our right—our obligation—to defend ourselves and each other. Democrats just want us disarmed.
Here’s an example of Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D, NY) disingenuousness:
If the FBI believes there is a reasonable chance someone is going to use a gun in a terrorist attack, it should be able to make that determination and block the sale. If it had that belief about the shooter in Orlando, it should have had the authority to act. But it couldn’t, so we will never know what could have been.
Never mind that if the victims in the Orlando bar or passersby on the street outside had been allowed to be armed, the casualty list would have been far smaller. No, Schumer’s…foolishness…is here: he carefully elided any definition of “reasonable.” He carefully omitted to define the parameters of “that belief.” We’re just supposed to trust his Progressive government. We’re just supposed to trust a DoJ that strenuously objects to its lawyers being disciplined for lying in open court. We’re supposed to trust an FBI that demands a backdoor into private citizens’ private communications encryption algorithms and that studiously couldn’t find any criminal wrong-doing in the IRS’ targeting groups of Americans in disfavor with the Progressive government. Sure.
It doesn’t get any more cynical than that. Elections have consequences.