The last spent cartridge casing had barely pinged off the ground when the ghouls of Minnesota’s “Safe Criminals” movement came streaking out of the shadows to rip the bloody shirts off the (ahem) victims of an ISIS terror attack to try to jam their agenda down our throats.
Theatrical deep breath, here.
OK. From the top:
- Universal Background Checks: For whatever reason, notwithstanding the fact that Omar Mateen had been under investigation for his terrorist sympathies and was famously unstable, Mateen didn’t come up on any background checks. Why? Bad reporting? Official political correctness? Let’s assume both. Either way – while “universal background checks” would have made owning a gun harder for any of Mateen’s potential victims, it would have done nothing to stop him.
- Rethink Carry Laws: OK, let’s think. Had one single gay man in that bar – a “gun free zone”, as usual – had a gun, it might have changed the course of events (as it does more often than our disinformed, and sometimes disinforming, media believes). Of course, carrying a gun in a bar is a misdemeanor in Florida, which seems not to have been much of a deterrent to Mateen. So yes, maybe it’s time to “rethink” the law to de-stigmatize the law-abiding citizen.
- Not “normalizing carrying”: Ever notice how places where law-abiding citizens normally carry are almost never the target of mass shootings or terror attacks? And when they are, the attacks are more likely to end with dead shooters and terrorists?
So yes, Kim Norton – take a moment to stop gorging yourself on the blood of innocent victims and do some re-thinking. Please.
Of course, Kim Norton is a gun-grabbing ninny because she gets paid for it (or will be, soon). Rabbi Latz – apparently the brother of Senator Ron “I Went To Harvard, Don’t You Know” Latz – tweeted in response to a local human rights advocate who pointed out exactly what I pointed out to Rep. Norton, above:
That Latz, rabbi at a “progressive” congregation in Saint Louis Park (who was in the process of dislocating his spine while bending over backwards to pin this atrocity on gun owners, rather than an ISIS terrorist) is in mid “smug response” with this tweet is the sort of inevitability that you learn to accept when dealing with orcs and the gun issue.
That a liberal rabbi, in the midst of a smug, know-nothing dismissal, tries to invoke the dissenter’s soul is purely loathsome. The “Rabbi” is a blot on his calling.
Later, when I called him on his lack of command of the facts, he sniveled:
“Rabbi” Latz is a thug and a wanna-be bully for abusing his ecclesiastical position to support a political agenda (an agenda I believe, and can prove, to be morally retarded, but that’s really irrelevant to the issue at hand – thuggish bulliness). I may not “have all the answers” – but despite the fact that he has none, he not only trumpets his ignorance, but wraps it in unearned self-righteousness.
There may be few people in politics I respect less than “progressive” clergy.