Give it a Rest: Democrats Pounce on San Bernardino Shooting to Spread Anti-Rights Agenda

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As the active shooter situation continues in San Bernardino, California, the thoughts and prayers of many Americans are with those who are confronting this evil and with the victims and families of the victims of the shooting.

As is often the case, at this early stage, we know little about the facts surrounding the shooting.

As is also often the case, however, liberals who crusade for civilian disarmament have raced to capitalize upon this tragedy to further their unconstitutional agenda and call for increased anti-Second Amendment measures to be enacted (or unconstitutionally created via executive orders).

Offering a link to the reliably-liberal New York Times, Democrat 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton tweeted during the bloodbath, “I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now.”

She, of course, neglected to mention that California maintains some of the strictest anti-gun laws in the nation and that the shooting occurred in a “gun-free” zone.

Democrat 2016 presidential candidate and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley echoed the sentiments and in a tweet, dutifully parroted the anti-NRA mantra beloved by dogmatic liberals: “Horrifying news out of #SanBernardino. Enough is enough: it’s time to stand up to the @NRA and enact meaningful gun safety laws.”

Bernie Sanders refused to be outdone by his fellow candidates and chimed in with a tweet: “Mass shootings are becoming an almost-everyday occurrence in this country. This sickening and senseless gun violence must stop.”

Barack Obama maintained his standard go-to response to tragedies like this and told a reporter,

“There are steps we can take to make Americans safer. We should never think this is something that just happens in the normal course of events.”

Obama also claimed that the pattern of shootings in the U.S. “has no parallel anywhere else in the world.”

Because Mexico, for example, even with strict anti-gun laws, remains a bastion of peace and serenity…

Obama was more-measured than usual in his eagerness to exploit tragedy. After the shooting at UCC in Roseburg, Oregon, as families tried to ascertain details about the victims, Obama took to the media to shamefully exploit the tragedy and proudly claimed that he intended to “politicize” these kinds of tragedies to further his unconstitutional, anti-Second Amendment agenda.

Though the adoring media did nothing to call-out Obama’s political vulturism, the president did receive substantial criticism from Roseburg citizens who created a PR nightmare when Roseburg residents repeatedly reminded Obama that they were not interested in hearing from him and that he was not welcome in the small town.

The Republican field, in comparison, utilized a more respectful tactic and offered condolences– you know, how civilized politicians used to act.

It has, somehow, escaped the attention of the anti-Second Amendment zealots that these kinds of shootings appear to happen overwhelmingly in “gun-free” zones. While gun violence is not a problem unique to liberal states, one can easily identify a pattern of gun violence occurring in states that remain hostile to Second Amendment rights.

Cities like Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, Newark, Los Angeles- what do they all have in common? They are cities with incredibly-stringent anti-Second Amendment laws and yet, they possess the highest gun violence rates in the country.

But, of course, for the modern liberal, exploitation of grief and suffering to attempt to achieve a political goal is infinitely more important than offering condolences and mounting a substantive, fact-based discussion at a later time.

About the Author

Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.
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