“How does a man investigated by the FBI for possible links to terrorism buy an assault-style weapon in America?” nbcnews.com asks. “Easily,” they answer. “The American-born Mateen had security and firearm licenses and his guns were legally purchased within the past week . . . That suspected terrorists can legally purchase weapons in the U.S. has been a fierce point of contention in Congress and among gun-control advocates.”
Literally not to mention gun rights advocates. Americans who see federal infringement on their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, without due process, based on an unaccountable and secret list generated by the federal government, a really bad idea. Unlike . . .
Gabby Giffords, the former U.S. representative who survived a 2011 mass shooting, referenced that vote in an impassioned statement following the Orlando attack.
“These actions may or may not have stopped last night’s shooting, but we know they will save lives,” she said.
How pathetic is that? We know this wouldn’t work but let’s do it anyway! Just in case it does. The Orlando shooting is bring out the same anti-gun agitprop as all the other high-profile mass shootings, only more so. Election year, don’tcha know. Make it count.