Democrats hastily exploit tragedy to ram through hate speech, gun control legislation
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, January 10, 2011
In their classless urgency to exploit Saturday’s tragic events for political gain, the establishment media and Democrats have attempted to pull a mass hoax on the American people by blaming “right-wing rhetoric” for the massacre even as the facts confirm that shooter Jared Lee Loughner was a pot-smoking left-winger who worshipped skulls, burned the American flag, and listed the Communist Manifesto as one of his favorite books.
Even as Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik implied that conservative radio and television talk show hosts were to blame for shootings that killed six people and critically wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, it began to emerge that the gunman was a left-wing high school dropout who liked to smoke marijuana and read Karl Marx literature.
Despite the fact that Loughner’s former classmate described him as “quite liberal” and “left wing,” the New York Times, Washington Post, along with a host of statist blogs like Huffington Post and the Daily Kos, were beating the drum for so-called right-wingers to be politically silenced in the name of “toning down the rhetoric”.
In reality, Loughner’s political views were all over the map, sharing characteristics of conservatism, liberalism and libertarianism. He was a fundamentally disturbed and deranged individual, which was the main reason for the carnage he become embroiled in, not because he was a tea partier influenced by the resistance against big government, as the establishment is now trying to claim.
Despite the facts behind Loughner’s political beliefs, Democrats are wasting no time in crassly seizing upon the death of a 9-year-old girl, a federal judge and others in their efforts to eviscerate both the First and Second Amendments.
“One of the fiercest gun-control advocates in Congress, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), pounced on the shooting massacre in Tucson Sunday, promising to introduce legislation as soon as Monday targeting the high-capacity ammunition the gunman used,” reports Politico.
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Of course, if there were more responsible people in the crowd on Saturday who had been carrying firearms, the massacre could have been far less tragic. It was reported that one member of the audience fired upon Loughner and this contributed towards less people being shot.
Presumably, McCarthy and the rest of the gun control crowd will be happier when the United States resembles Mexico, where murder rates skyrocketed to the highest in history after a strict gun ban was instituted. The criminals, safe in the knowledge that law-abiding people were left defenseless, were emboldened by the gun ban and Mexico has now become a narco-terror hellhole in a state of near collapse.
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Rep. Robert Brady is preparing to introduced legislation that is aimed at “closing down the rhetoric,” which as we have documented is nothing more than a euphemism for coercing people into stifling their criticism of government.
Brady’s bill would “make it a crime for anyone to use language or symbols that could be seen as threatening or violent against a federal official, including a member of Congress,” a sweeping move that could make threatening to “kick the bums out of office” a hate crime. Targeting the political removal of a Congress member would become a federal crime under the verbiage being used by Brady, who cites the case of Sarah Palin’s campaign using an image of a cross hair over a political district as an example of what would be outlawed. Of course, the fact that the statist left-wing blog Daily Kos used identical “bullseye” rhetoric has been buried.
The attack dogs also conveniently failed to mention a savage hit piece against Giffords that had appeared just days before on the Daily Kos website (since pulled) which bizarrely invoked the word “dead” several times.
This article was posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 at 6:35 am