The Paris terrorist attacks can serve to teach several tragic, but necessary, lessons. The Western world is under attack by radical adherents to Islam. While it would be wrong to say that all Muslims are terrorists, the true terrorists of Islam gleefully exploit the West’s compassion and pathological inability to learn. ISIS and other terrorist groups are not confined to a strict uniform code of conduct, but are more-than-willing to hide within peaceful Muslim communities, waiting for their chance to carry out jihad against the West.
The attacks in Paris illustrate the foolishness of political correctness at a time when we are under attack.
The attacks also illustrate the dangers of an unarmed society. With strict anti-gun laws, France, and much of Europe, remains distanced from the enlightenment thinking that created America and her Second Amendment.
Still, somehow, a Democrat lawmaker was able to conjure a linkage between loose gun laws and terrorism.
On Sirius XM’s POTUS Radio’s “The Midday Briefing with Tim Farley,” Illinois Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky discussed the Paris attacks and actually had the audacity to claim that the attacks highlight the need for stricter gun laws in America.
You may be wondering how on Earth she could possibly make this claim. Well, buckle-up; it’s a weird, bumpy ride…
Schakowsky said, (Emphasis added)
“Obviously it is frightening for every western country, but I do want to remind you that before we killed a jihadist named Awlaki, he did a video that said to Americans, ‘Join the jihad and get guns,’ because it’s so easy in the United States of America to get a weapon. And that ought to be a chilling reminder because, aside from blowing themselves up, which is of course is not about small weapons. These people used the kinds of weapons that are still available in the United States of America. I think it ought cause us to have another consideration of sensible gun safety laws.”
Of course, bringing tens-of-thousands of Syrians into the U.S. likely won’t help this problem, either- but one issue at a time…
Schakowsky was reminded that the weapons used by the Paris attackers were available in France. She tried to recover, and sputtered,
“Well, you know, we traffic in some small weapons around the world. So it’s not clear actually where those came from, but you’re right, you know, people get them. But they’re so available was the message that was sent to possible recruits for the terrorist organizations.”
This is the same rhetoric that the feds used to justify “Fast and Furious.” By maintaining that people can come and go through the U.S. and obtain firearms for foreign cartels and/or terrorist cells, the left is actually making a stronger point for the need for strict border security than additional infringements upon our civil liberties.
It’s true that gaining access to firearms is not entirely difficult in the U.S. (nor should it be). It’s also not hard for ISIS to obtain AK47s- a weapon preferred by Islamic fighters which, for the most part, is not manufactured in the U.S., but in former Soviet bloc nations and China.
If Schakowsky was truly interested in stopping ISIS, she would be rallying Democrats to oppose the Syrian refugee relocation and would also help rally them to defeat the Iran deal as Iran serves as the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world and the Iran deal, by lifting important economic sanctions, will help strengthen their financing of such nefarious deeds.
Further, if anything can be gleamed from the horrendous tragedy in Paris, it is this: these people hate us with a fiery passion. They are violent, they are relentless and they are amongst us. A well-armed population is the best defense against this kind of enemy.