One of the big strategies and mottos of progressive thought is to never let a crisis go to waste, and boy, oh boy, are liberal race hustlers taking full advantage of all the division in America to push their agenda.
A progressive nutjob who writes for The Huffington Post recently penned a piece where he attempts to clear Mayor Bill de Blasio for his role in aggravating racial tension and police distrust–which no doubt played some kind of role in the recent murder of two NYPD police officers–while laying the blame for the senseless killings at the feet of the NRA.
Yep, he’s attempting to politicize this tragedy to make a case for gun control.
In a recent op-ed at the Huffington Post, liberal professor Peter Dreier dusted-off the go-to response whenever a distraction is needed and/or when a firearm is involved: blame the NRA.
Here’s a couple of snippets from his “editorial.”
“It was Brinsley who pulled the trigger on the silver Taurus semiautomatic handgun that he used to kill the two officers, but the NRA and its fanatic Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre also have blood on their hands. LaPierre, who has worked for the NRA since 1978 and served as its top official since 1991, is the organization’s hit man when it comes to intimidating elected officials to oppose any kind of sensible gun control laws, including a federal law requiring background checks on would-be gun buyers and a national registry of guns. LaPierre likes to fulminate about gun owners’ rights. But he’s been silent on the ambush of the two New York cops.
If Lynch wants to point the finger of blame for his colleagues’ deaths, he should focus on the NRA, not de Blasio. For decades, the NRA has fought every effort to get Congress and states to adopt reasonable laws that would make it much less likely that people like Brinsley would be able to obtain a gun. The NRA even defends the right of Americans to carry concealed weapons in bars, churches, schools, universities, and elsewhere. This poses a huge threat to police and civilians alike.”
“The NRA has two knee-jerk responses to this. The first is that the Second Amendment gives all Americans the right to possess guns of all kinds — not just hunting rifles but machine guns and semi-automatics. Efforts to restrict gun sales and ownership is, according to the NRA, an assault on our constitutional freedoms.
The second is the cliché that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” To the NRA, gun laws have nothing to do with the epidemic of gun-related killings.
Both of these arguments are bogus, but the NRA has the money and membership (4 million) to translate these idiot ideas into political clout to thwart even reasonable gun-control laws.”
Feel free to take a few moments to aggressively face palm yourself or go to a private place and let loose with a few frustrated expletives. I’ll wait.
So according to this nut, guns have some kind of consciousness that allows them to magically leap into the hands of an innocent bystander and compel them to turn into a murderous dirtbag?
Coming from someone who probably thinks you need to spend more money in order to get out of debt, this nugget of liberal intellectualism isn’t all that surprising.
Everyone who has more than one active brain cell in their head knows that guns are nothing more than tools. People choose how those tools are used, whether for good or bad, a motivation that comes from within the flawed human heart.
Banning or restricting guns will never fix the REAL problem, which is the human heart. This giant of academia doesn’t seem to grasp this simple, observable fact of reality.
Truth be told, blaming the NRA is a distraction and is just one more attempt to politicize a tragedy and push for more gun control, which is the last thing this country and the people who live in it need during this tumultuous time in our nation’s history.
Let’s hope the good people of America are too sharp to fall for such stupidity and the “professor” decides to apply a little common sense to his next journalistic endeavor.