Rebukes of members of Congress come very few and far between. So when the House Democrat leadership called out freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D, Minnesota) for her anti-Semitic remarks yesterday, it made news. Omar soon apologized, sort of. Yet in her “apology” she made sure to complain about the NRA’s constitutional right to lobby for its members’ interests.
Listening and learning, but standing strong 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019
The new Congresswoman from Minneapolis has a demonstrated track record of anti-Semitism. This latest slur follows another a couple of weeks earlier. And the Congresswoman seems quite proud of it judging by her tweet: “Listening and learning, but standing strong.”
The attacks on the NRA’s lobbying efforts is par for the Democrat course.
…I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry.
In a surprise to exactly no one, she thinks as much of Americans’ gun rights as she does of Jews. Her website’s page on gun control begins with this fairy tale:
More Americans have been killed with guns in the United States than have died in all our wars combined.
And it only goes downhill from there.
- Individuals with guns injure more than 100,000 per year and kill more than 30,000 a year through homicides, suicides, and accidental deaths
- Gun violence costs our economy at least $229 billion every year, including $8.6 billion in direct expenses such as for emergency and medical care.
- Nearly two-thirds of Americans support a ban on the sale of assault weapons as well as high-capacity magazines or clips that can hold 10, 30, 50, or 100 bullets at a time
If “gun violence” costs the US $229 billion each year, then gun ownership must save many times that. After all, good guys with guns thwart between 1.1 and 2 million crimes each year in defensive gun uses. Those DGUs save countless lives and untold amounts of emergency and medical care.
This is the first I’ve heard of two-thirds of Americans supporting a ban on magazines that hold 10 rounds. But Congresswoman Omar doesn’t cite her sources.
But what do you expect from a woman dogged by persistent claims that she married her brother in order to commit immigration fraud? And (alleged) student loan fraud.
Once more, we have a gun-hating radical using the deaths of criminals and suicides to justify her attempts to disarm America’s good guys. Of course, she does this from behind the armed security at the U.S. Capitol.
Meanwhile, America’s Jews, in particular, should embrace their gun rights – especially as insurance against anti-Semites. We’ve seen what happens in a nation where Jews lost their right to own firearms and no one wants that repeated.