Five years ago by U.S- born Al Qaeda leader Adam Gadahn (a.k.a. “Jihadi Joe”) recorded a video calling for American Muslims to buy weapons from gun shows and carry out one-man terrorist attacks. Four years later, the U.S. military vaporized Gadahm in a drone strike in Pakistan. This year, post-Paris, gun control advocates are using his video as proof that the best way to fight terrorism is to disarm American civilians. OK, that’s not how they’re selling it. But there’s no question that anti-gun rights crusaders aren’t letting a good crisis go to waste, including . . .
a renewed push to “close the no-fly loophole.”
We’ve exposed the “terrorist watch list” (real name Terrorist Screening Database) as a clumsy, cumbersome, unconstitutional system slammed by Congress for repeatedly flagging the wrong people, who can’t get off the TSD. The antis aren’t bothered about all that. They want to prohibit anyone on the TSD (who isn’t already prohibited) from legally purchasing firearms for one simple reason: they want to expand the number of law-abiding Americans denied their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Period.
Well, not period. Gun control advocates love them some “nose in the tent” strategy. If new legislation creates a system where government bureaucrats can deem people too dangerous to buy [and eventually own] a gun – without having to prove the prohibited person’s “guilt” in a court of law or deal with pesky state and local laws – gun control advocates will be ecstatic.
Why wouldn’t they be? Brand the NRA a terrorist organization (already done) et voila! They disarm five million Americans. In fact, anyone who has an “assault rifle” is a proto-terrorist! After all, who needs a weapon of war other than someone planning to wage war? Ipso firearms facto.
And so it goes. Or, hopefully, not. The good news: we hear that firearms sales are going up again, as Americans contemplate the probability of Hillary Clinton’s coronation and consider the possibility that they, too, could be caught disarmed in a public place with Islamic terrorists determined to kill all and sundry. It’s not what I’d call common sense gun control – people who know how to control a gun without getting all tacticool – but it’s a good thing indeed.