Never let a crisis go to waste.
As the world reacts to the terror attacks in Paris and French authorities continue to address new developments, some progressives are pushing the left’s pet issue of gun control.
In order to understand their point, you have to completely ignore the fact that France has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world and that the victims of the Paris attacks were completely unarmed.
Jenn Jacques reports at Bearing Arms:
Liberals Push Gun Control, Ignorant Rhetoric Following Attacks in Paris
I cannot imagine the horror the survivors of last night’s attack in Paris witnessed and I pray peace and comfort will embrace the family and friends of the victims. I watched the reports of the attacks unfold on HD, and like many Americans, sat in disbelief feeling helpless and dumbfounded…
Searching for information on Twitter for this ‘incoming information’ the President said would be forthcoming, I shouldn’t have been but I was still shocked to see liberals using the tragedy in Paris to call for gun control in America…
Our hearts are with the victims and survivors of the horrific mass shooting and violent attacks in Paris today. pic.twitter.com/vMs5jkH9vI
— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) November 13, 2015
Awful, awful, awful news in Paris. 18 shot dead.
If only we could get our daily shootings down to 18 here in America.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) November 13, 2015
— Salon.com (@Salon) November 18, 2015
Here’s one more, via Twitchy:
If GOP is really concerned about saving American lives they should push for laws to make it harder for terrorists to get guns. But They wont
— Dean Obeidallah (@Deanofcomedy) November 18, 2015
It’s not just random people on Twitter, either. Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky recently made the same argument on a radio show. The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Schakowsky: Paris Attacks Show Need for More Gun Control
During a radio interview Monday, Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.) said the terrorist attacks on Paris show the need for more gun control in America.
When asked by Tim Farley on SiriusXM’s The Morning Briefing about her thoughts on the attacks, Schakowsky said they should serve to remind Americans of the need for stricter gun laws.
“No, uh, obviously it is frightening for every western country, but I do want to remind you, before we killed a jihadist named Awlaki, he did a video that said to Americans, ‘join the jihad and get guns, because it’s so easy in the United States of America to get a weapon,’” she said in audio first reported by Buzzfeed. “And that ought to be a chilling reminder because aside from blowing themselves up, which is, uh, of course, not about small weapons, these people used the kinds of weapons that are still available in the United States of America.”
“And I think it ought to cause us to have another consideration of sensible gun safety laws.”
Listen to the audio below:
And then, of course, there’s Obama.
Katie Pavlich of Townhall:
Obama: I Hope To Make Gun Control a Dominant Issue in 2016
President Obama gave us a sneak peak of his upcoming agenda for 2016, his last year in the Oval Office, during an interview with GQ Magazine. His top concern? Not ISIS, foreign policy or saving Obamacare, but…gun control of course. From the Washington Times:
President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.”
In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is “the only variable” between the U.S. and other developed countries.
Asked by interviewer Bill Simmons of HBO if gun control will be the “dominant” issue on his agenda next year, Mr. Obama replied, “I hope so.”
Hm, I wonder if Obama considers France a developed country…..
It’s almost like the left cares more about their agenda than the safety of the American people.
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