Many of us received a recent email (below) from Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), with the single-world subject line of… “Outrage”.
In his Jeremiad, Rep DeSaulnier laments that, “We should be outraged. How many lives should be lost,” due to gun violence. Why? Because of inaction by Republicans in the U.S. Senate who, in thrall to the NRA and Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, refuse to make our communities safer from gun violence by criminals and terrorists.
Like clockwork, former Democratic Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi has ginned up a three-ring circus of faux outrage about gun violence and the need to take guns away from law abiding citizens. This is nothing more than shameless, self-serving politicization of an American tragedy of the recent Orlando Mass shooting by a self-professed, radical Islamic terrorist, with a hard-on to make gays pay for their collective affront to the Prophet (Bless his name) and Allah (Allahu Akbar).
Obviously Pelosi and Democrats, including junior members like Rep DeSaulnier, would rather demonize law-abiding gun owners than address, or even name, radical Islamic terrorism, the growth of home-grown extremists, a non-existent border that allows illegal fence jumping and criminal elements to enter the nation willy-nilly, not to mention the influx—if Hillary Rodham Clinton has her way—an increase of over 500,000+ new, unscreened refugees on top of the flood President Obama has already sanctioned despite a Federal Court restraining order pending a Supreme Court decision any day now.
No, shaming the GOP, NRA, and the Second Amendment is much easier.
Rep DeSaulnier does present the usual sound bite statistics citing that majorities of Americans favor background checks that would screen criminals, and mentally disturbed from purchasing guns.There has already been an “assault weapon” ban, especially directed at the ever-popular AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. New proposed nostrums (sans nuance) come prepackaged now with catchy names like, “No Fly No Buy”, or registration for ammunition purchase. He even breathlessly cites the Supreme Court passing on a challenge of a State gun ban as if this were huge news. But you don’t know, do you. Rep DeSaulnier just said so.
Meanwhile, heavily market-researched names like “assault weapon”—which is code for the popular, semi-automatic AR-15 rifle— are the enemy; not hand guns, knives, or nunchucks (ouch). Why, because an AR-15 looks much more dangerous and can be lied about due to plain ignorance. Stringing up AR-15s is much easier than reckoning with the fact that most gun violence in metropolitan areas are drug and gang related. Like Rep DeSaulnier’s ban of AR-15s is going to put a halt to the violent drug culture in cities like Richmond, Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, along the Rio Grande, St Louis, Detroit, Flint, Chicago, New Orleans, D.C., Baltimore, NYC, and Boston…all Democratic Party strongholds with employment crushed by NAFTA and the Left’s third-base romance with Globalism.
Significantly the Outrage email arrived just days before today’s sit-in by House Democrats (including Rep DeSaulnier standing off to the side when allowed to be on camera) giving impassioned, fist-shaking speeches interspersed with calls for silence to remember the thousands killed by Republicans and the NRA. The crocodile tears were backed up by by chants of “no bill, no break” (#nobillnobreak)…as if.
No bill? Give me a break!
We’re pretty sure Rep DeSaulnier knows (we’re not so sure about Nancy Pelosi) that gun legislation never has and never will keep “assault weapons” out of the hands of criminals and those seeking to do harm to their spouse, neighbor, business, place of worship, or country. The legislation for which Democrats beat the drum is only to keep law abiding citizens from buying guns for sport-shooting, hunting, and home and personal defense and like it.
Alas, Rep DeSaulnier’s the bottom line solution to gun violence is for you, the hipster gal or guy who thinks AR-15s shoot bullets at 3K/sec to send his campaign, $100, $50, $25, or even $5. For that is the only solution to gun violence Democrats and Rep Desaulnier; to hijack tragedy to play on fears and ignorance as a ploy to raise campaign cash for themselves.