It happens frequently. Without fail, each time there is a mass shooting in America, the conversation quickly gets spun by the left. While most reasonable human being might view a mass shooting as the result of a culture in disarray or place the blame of the shooting squarely upon the shoulders of the shooter himself, the left maintains a ludicrous narrative designed to further their unconstitutional agenda.
In short: when a shooting happens, it’s the fault of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
It’s a unique phenomenon, really. When Kanye West opens his mouth to utter something stupid, nobody turns to the ACLU to blame them for working to protect free speech. However, when someone, somewhere does something heinous with a firearm, the knee-jerk reaction from the left is outright condemnation of the NRA and its millions of members for having had the audacity to use their influence to protect the constitutional rights of hundreds of millions of Americans.
Now, according to a New York newspaper, it’s time to crank-up the heat on those darn patriotic thorns in the sides of America’s tyrants.
The New York Daily News says it’s time to officially designate the NRA a “terrorist organization.”
The Daily News claims that the State Department is obligated to include the venerated civil rights organization on their list of terrorist organizations as their protection of the Second Amendment, supposedly, poses a greater national security threat to Americans than “foreign terrorists.”
The Daily News opines,
“The NRA should take its rightful place on the State Department list of terrorist organizations, because its influence is more of an immediate threat to the lives of our citizens than foreign terrorists.”
The Daily News added,
“Although the NRA is not an officially state-sponsored organization it is the supporter of the state with its massive member and lobbyist donations to our elected officials.”
To make sure the point sticks with readers, the libelous rag claims in vivid detail that “murdered Americans killed by…lunatic gun slingers include terrified children calling for their mothers, teachers begging for the lives of their students, students begging for not just their own lives but the lives of their classmates, moviegoers looking for escape, bystanders cheering for athletes, athletes trying to be the best they can be as the worst we ever could have imagined struck them down in cold blood.”
It’s true that school shootings are a horrible blight upon our record as a civilized nation. It speaks to the cold degradation of our society that so readily embraces brutal behavior and moral relativism as substitutes for traditional values and Judeo-Christian principles.
However, if this paper were truly interested in keeping the teachers from begging for their lives and for the lives of their students and if they were interested in helping stop the needless bloodshed, they would be embracing the NRA as the strongest advocate for safer schools as the NRA has relentlessly highlighted the fact that these shooting routinely occur in so-called “gun-free” zones.
Equipping teachers with the ability to fight back or enabling armed citizens to carry their concealed weapons onto college campuses is a terrific and effective means of reducing the bloodshed. However, bending to such unassailable logic is something the left simply won’t do- even if it means saving the lives of these innocent Americans.
There is a solution to gun violence that not only helps to greatly reduce gun violence but also preserves and strengthens our constitutional rights: loosening of anti-Second Amendment regulations provide for a safer society.
However, doing so and reaping the benefits of an armed society does not exactly fit within the manufactured narrative preferred by the leftist civilian disarmament crusaders.
Make no mistake: those who would so callously shoot innocent people are squarely to blame for these mass shootings. But let us not forget who is truly enabling these massacres. It’s not the NRA; it’s those who rob citizens of the ability to defend themselves.