Regarding the Orlando nightclub shooter, Congressman James Clyburn recently said, "this gentleman, it is now being revealed, had a lot of hate, and it seems that some of it was self-hate. And consequently this is not about ISIS, this is not about any kind of foreign terror. This is about guns in America and whether or not we're going to have some kind of moderation to this Second Amendment just as we have to the First Amendment".
OK, except for the killer being a "gentleman" I'd say Clyburn is right. Unsurprisingly the Libertarian gun nut blogger Willis Hart disagrees.
|Willis Hart: On Congressman James Clyburn Saying that the Orlando Nightclub Shooting Had "Nothing to Do with ISIS" - this Despite the Fact that the Killer Himself Had Stated the Exact Opposite - and that it Had Everything to Do with Gun Control - this Despite the Fact that None of the Proposed Pieces of Legislation Would Have Stopped this Latest Atrocity...|
This ass-hat is a perfect example (and, yes, there are examples on the Republican side as well; Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Mitch "the Bitch" McConnell, etc.) of why we really need to go back to citizen legislators and ditch these career politicians who aren't just too detached from their constituents but from reality, too. "Had nothing to do with ISIS". Come on!! (6/25/2016 AT 11:21pm).
Asshat? Because Clyburn thinks people on the No-Fly list shouldn't have easy access to guns? Further proof of Hart's extreme gun nuttery. The shooter Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to Islamic State leader abu bakr al Baghdadi, and (according to co-workers) claimed he had family connections to al Qaeda and was a member of Hezbollah, two opposing terrorist groups that have clashed repeatedly in Syria.
Proof he was talking out of his ass and his actions were NOT directed by ISIS. Although maybe Willis thinks al Qaeda and Hezbollah are now allies?
People who are filled with hate will latch onto ANY reason to justify violent actions. The only way in which this incident is in any way tied to ISIS is that Mateen used ISIS to justify his actions. Which is what Clyburn was talking about.
Also, the legislation proposed by the Democrats would have stopped Mateen from acquiring his weapons.
|Senate Intelligence Committee vice-chairman Dianne Feinstein said Sunday that Democrats' proposed legislation, which aims to keep suspected terrorists from purchasing guns, would have caught Orlando shooter Omar Mateen. "Omar Mateen would have been picked up by this", she said on CBS "Face the Nation". (Dianne Feinstein: Dems' proposed gun law would have prevented Orlando by Emily Schultheis. Face The Nation 6/19/2016)|
I suppose it's a much bigger hassle to be prevented from buying a gun than to be prevented from flying. I mean that sarcastically, of course. Apparently violating a person's due process is just dandy if all you're doing if f#ucking with their livelihoods (in that many people fly for work). The point is that IF you're going to have a "no fly" list because people on it are suspected of having possible terror ties, maybe we should take a look at any requests from them to buy guns? Sounds like common sense to me.
But gun nuts like Willis Hart clearly lack common sense. Given the fact that polls show the asshat Hart in the minority and completely detached from reality when it comes to gun control.
|92 percent of respondents favored expanded background checks, 87 percent supported prohibiting convicted felons or people with mental health problems from buying guns and 85 percent were in support of banning people on the terror watch list or on the no-fly list from buying guns. (Poll: Gun control support rises after Orlando shooting by Tyler Pager. Politico 6/20/2016)|
So Clyburn isn't detached from his constituents, but doing exactly what they want him to. Which is to not kowtow to the NRA as his Republican colleagues do.
BTW, Mitch McConnell is NOT known as "the Bitch". His nickname is the turtle. A nickname that is WIDELY known. Yet another (though significantly less important) fact from which the Hartster is detached from reality regarding.