After Orlando Terror Attack, Obama and Democrats Choose to Go After Gun Rights Instead of ISIS
We know many of you have been following the news since our first email and you probably already know that the death count in the horrible Orlando shooting has risen to 49 after initial news reports said 20.
We also now know the killer’s name, Omar Mateen, and we know without a shadow of a doubt that he was a Muslim extremist who pledged allegiance to ISIS.
Why then does our President not want to talk about terrorism or Islamic extremism? In his speeches after the attack Obama completely ignored the killer’s religious motivations and attacked gun rights.This is not the first time Obama has refused to recognize the Islamic extremist roots at the heart of killings. After San Bernardino and Paris as well, Obama refused to label the enemy as an Islamic extremist.
He did not promise to track down any connections the shooter may have had to extremist Imams or ISIS collaborators. He did not promise any retaliatory air strikes on ISIS targets in Iraq or Syria (as French President Francois Hollande did after the Paris terror attack).
Instead immediately shifted the conversation to the sovereign 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens. He’s now calling for bans on some guns that he calls “assault weapons” and a ban on citizens who come up on the no-fly list.
In France they have the strictest gun laws. Did that stop the terrorists from getting weapons and killing innocent men, women and children? The problem is Islamic terrorist who are against western democracy and tolerance. This is an attack on our way of life; it is not a problem that will be solved with more gun laws that hamper loyal American citizens.
President Obama has such a severe lack of proper priorities. He is willfully ignoring the threat of Islamic terror and playing politics with gun control while putting Americans at risk by trying to be politically correct instead of more determined to wipe out Islamic extremism.
June 15, 2016
by Marc. A. Theissen
According to the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, who spent hours interviewing Obama about his foreign policy doctrine, the president “has never believed that terrorism poses a threat to America commensurate with the fear it generates” and “frequently reminds his staff that terrorism takes far fewer lives in America than handguns, car accidents, and falls in bathtubs do.”
That’s right, our commander in chief sees the mass shooting of 49 people in Orlando as akin to a slip in the tub.
In his 2016 State of the Union address, Obama blithely dismissed the Islamic State as “fighters on the back of pickup trucks” who he said, in typical strawman fashion, “do not threaten our national existence.” In a 2015 BBC interview, he said , “If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100.” In other words, no big deal.
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