Dueling Reid/Rubio Terror Bills Betray Constitution, Defy Reality, Trample Rights
“Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Monday a gun control bill authored by Democrats would prevent another terrorist attacks like the ones carried out in New Jersey and New York this weekend,” the Washington Examiner reports. He’s talking about a so-called “no fly/no buy terror watchlist” to deny the right to keep and bear arms to people not even charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one.
In any case, how grabbing guns would slow down monsters who use bombs against innocents is left unexplained. He’s also kind of quiet on just when he decided he was no longer going to be Wayne LaPierre’s “true champion of the Second Amendment,” but my bet is when he started taking Bloomberg money, at least overtly.
“We can argue from now on about whether this bill would have prevented this weekend’s attacks,” Reid offered in anticipation of the bomb objection. “But one thing is for sure, it would prevent the next attack.”
What, like the one in Minnesota, where the Religion of Peace representative took advantage of a “gun-free zone” and used a knife?
No matter. Reid and the Democrats are on a roll, blaming the right to keep and bear arms for the predictable results of their betrayal of America by opening the doors for Islamic “refugees” as part of that “fundamental transformation of America” they’re bent on bringing about –even if it kills us.
Not to be outdone, the Republicans, led by Marco Rubio, have introduced a “kinder, gentler” bill, one that suspends a fundamental right and calls that “due process.” Rubio, of course, is part of the establishment’s “pathway to citizenship” welcome wagon, and was quick to rebuke Donald Trump for suggesting we may want to rethink letting in all those Muslim “refugees.”
It evidently doesn’t occur to either Republican or Democrat oath-breakers that terrorists and criminals have options other than gun stores and 4473s, and that if one did have a transfer denied or delayed, you might as well also tell him he’s been made and the government is closing in on him.
As an aside, ever since Newtown, there has been a politically-connected faction within the “gun lobby” and industry arguing we have to give up something and agree to infringements – on terrorism and on mental health — or the Democrats will come at us with something really bad. The theory is apparently based on the premise when surrounded by a pack of ravenous jackals, just throw them a scrap of flesh to satisfy them and they’ll leave you alone.
That works in nature, right?
The correct response — at least to Republicans contemplating another sellout – is to let them know in no uncertain terms we won’t stand for scapegoating. They have no Constitutional authority to impose intolerable acts/gun laws. Add to that a demand for a sane immigration policy instead of the cultural cleansing being plotted out by the globalists that we see unfolding in Europe, and that we experience emerging here.