I was looking for a picture ofAmericans for
Final Responsible Solutions deputy press secretary Sean Simons for this morning’s Quote of the Day when I came across this meme on his Twitter feed. As you know . . .
The civilian disarmament industrial complex wants to ban firearms sales to Americans on Uncle Sam’s super secret terrorist watch list (actually a number of lists). No presumption of innocence. No proof of criminality. No method for getting off the list. No accountability.
That’s what I call a “weak law.” But what do I know?
Only this: if 2000 people on the terrorist watch list bought guns in the last ten years, and that’s as dangerous as the antis insist, why have there been so few terrorist attacks by people on the watch list?
Three individuals who legally purchased guns while on the watch list went on to use them in an attack: Omar Mateen (Pulse nightclub), Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (attacked a recruiting center in Little Rock in 2009) and Elton Simpson (one of the attackers in Garland, Texas in 2015).
Surely if selling guns to two thousand suspected terrorists was a clear and present danger, it would have been more of a clear and present by now.
Not to mention that this whole “ban gun sales to suspected terrorists” presumes that radical Islamic terrorists et al. couldn’t get guns to carry out their attacks by stealing them, or straw purchasing them, or buying them on the black market. In a country with over 300m firearms in circulation.
Needless to say, the antis will say “if it saves one life” it’s worth it —
ignoring the fact that Mateen was taken off the list and Muhammad was caught red-handed in Yemen before The US State Department intervened to secure his release.
As the B52’s pronounced, well it isn’t. Our Constitutional protections should not be sacrificed on the altar of a vague and unproven notion of public safety. Or a proven notion, either.