The Brady Bill advocates have found a new ally – the terror group Al Qaeda! If you needed proof that these anti Second Amendment advocates masquerading as our saviors from violence will stoop to any depth to advance their agenda, now you have it.
Logic be damned if these adversaries of freedom can find an emotional angle to ply at the hearts and minds of the mentally weak and logic deficient souls among us, then they are all in. Even if their new ally is a despicable terrorist group like Al Qaeda.
Recently, some purported Al Qaeda terrorist suggested that Muslims pick up a gun at your friendly neighborhood gun show and kill Americans.
According to ABC News:
In a new video message released on the internet Friday, American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn calls on Muslims living in America to carry out deadly one-man terrorist acts using fully automatic weapons purchased at gun shows, and to target major institutions and public figures.
Gadahn cites the lack of background checks as the reason to get a gun at a gun show, and all the anti-gun lefties fell all over themselves to (again) call for closing the “gun show loophole”.
First and foremost, there is no loophole. A loophole is a weakness in a law that allows the law to be circumvented. The law requires that all gun dealers do a background check on all buyers. And all dealers at gun shows are required to abide by this law. Period.
What these usurpers of freedom call a loophole is the laws failure to require background checks for private sales. If I wanted to sell my 9mm to my brother, for instance, I would simply ask for cash and hand over the gun. Deal done. However, if I took the same gun to my local gun show intending to sell it, and ran into my brother who wanted to buy a gun like mine, these Al Qaeda aligned gun control advocates would require me to run a background check on my own brother!
The fact is, these are private sales these people want to restrict. They simply take place at a gun show.
And if they are able to restrict private sales at gun shows, they will move to control private sales from my own home.
The intent of the law was not to regulate private sales and the nefarious purpose of gun control advocates is to incrementally restrict guns (and ammunition) until the second amendment is nullified.
Could Al Qaeda really have an agenda behind telling American Muslims to buy guns at gun shows and kill? Say it ain’t so!
Gun control really helps the lone terrorist kill more people before being subdued. If we examine some of the horrific violence perpetrated by one or two killers, the number of victims was high because the only armed person was the killer (or killers).
The unfortunate incident at Columbine High School saw two students massacre 12 fellow students and a teacher, injuring 21 more. The two killers used weapons obtained by others legally, and then illegally transferred to the two (who were minors). While some of the weapons may have been purchased at a gun show, a background check was irrelevant because the killers had someone else buy the weapons. This person was later sentenced jail for illegally transferring the weapons to minors.
Restricting private gun sales at gun shows would have made no difference in this case. Yet gun control advocates use it as an opportunity to call for closing the “loophole” (which isn’t a loophole).
The Virginia Tech Massacre carried out by Seung-Hui Cho saw 33 killed including Cho and another 25 wounded. The two weapons used at this slaughter were legally purchased at a licensed gun shop a month apart, following the one handgun a month limit in Virginia. Cho passed the required background check even though he had been declared a danger to himself in 2005 by a Virginia court. However, these same liberals who want to take away everyone’s guns are also liberal on stigmatizing mentally defective persons lest it lower their personal esteem, or something. THis progressive left-think was responsible for Virginia failing to report Cho’s mental status to the federal database used to run the background check, a law the governor at the time, Tim Kaine, had no problem with. That is until these liberal policies proved to be responsible for the deaths. Virginia has since corrected this liberal attempt to shield mentally defective persons from reporting requirements.
The real culprit here was liberal coddling of certified mentally dangerous individuals. But did the Brady Law proponents focus on the root cause here? Of course not. They called for closing the gun show “loophole”.
So, let’s look at the Fort Hood shooting where 13 were killed and 29 were wounded by Major Nidal Hasan. The weapon he used was legally purchased at a local gun shop where he passed a background check. Even though Hasan was known to visit a radical Imam and his friends and fellow workers had expressed concerns that he had been radicalized, this information was suppressed with the blessings of the Obama administration lest we stigmatize a good Muslim. The background check raised no red flags as any terrorist or radical connections were prohibited by the Progressive left.
Although no gun show was involved, the left wing Brady Bunch issued calls to close the gun show “loophole” due to the Fort Hood Massacre.
Jared Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head and wounded her and 12 others, and killed 6 people in a rampage at an Arizona shopping center. Although most who knew Loughner said he was certifiably nuts, liberal laws protecting the mentally incompetent shielded him from scrutiny and allowed him to legally purchase a weapon and pass a background check.
But still the calls came from the Brady Bunch to close the gun show “loophole”.
The pattern is clear. Although none of the weapons used in these tragedies was purchased at a gun show in a private sale (i.e. no background check), the Brady Bunch uses these incidents as a weapon to try to expand government control over guns, in violation of the Second Amendment. The fact is, the anti-gun liberals have never pointed to a single case where a private gun sale at a gun show was used in any crime. There is not one single case where closing the gun show “loophole” would have done anything more than infringe on the Constitutional Rights of law abiding citizens.
Another pattern that becomes clear when looking at these murders is the venue chosen in each case was was a location where it was highly unlikely one would find a citizen with a personal weapon that could stop the shooter quickly. All of these cases involved the shooters reloading, or attempting to reload, raising the number of casualties. They had ample time to inflict maximum damage.
Two of the instances involved schools where guns are prohibited. Military bases tightly control weapons and generally prohibit most from carrying weapons, or loading them. The 12th General Order of a Sentry (there are only 11 officially) is sometimes jokingly stated “To walk my post a mile a minute and tote my gun with nothing in it” referring to the rifle without bullets often used. While I expect more guards at military bases may have live rounds in their weapons these days, the general personal are still under strict rules of disarmament.
The most risky of the four locations mentioned in this post for the shooter was the Shopping Center where Congresswoman Giffords was shot. And there have been reports that at least one person was armed, but unable to draw a weapon. One suspects that most of the gathered crowd also support restrictive gun control and would never own a handgun, being the usual Democrat’s position.
Terrorist groups like Al Qaeda would gravitate towards situations and places where the attendees are less likely to have a weapon of their own. Armed citizens are a major threat to terrorism. Al Qaeda knows this and have also noticed that the Brady Bunch and Progressives would like nothing more than to disarm Americans, leaving us all vulnerable to mass casualties while a single gunman reloads and kills over and over again before running out of ammo or having a weapon jam.
The gun control advocates and Brady Bunch were an easy target, willingly allowing themselves to be duped by a terrorist group.
The problem is not with legal gun sales. The real problem is the left’s unwillingness to include suspected terrorists in the database. And shielding mentally defective persons.
In other words, Liberal Control will be far more effective in minimizing these terrible tragedies than Gun Control.
We should be more concerned with arming Americans as a deterrent.
Trust me: Terrorists will always be able to obtain guns and make bombs. Citizens able to protect themselves will make terrorists think twice.