Josh Sugarmann is a heartless gun grabber and he’s influential in the anti-gun movement. Without offering a real word of sympathy, Sugarmann politicized the horrific attack in Chattanooga that left four Marines dead and three wounded, one critically. Completely ignoring the fact that this is probably an international terrorist attack, he used the opportunity to blame guns for the assault.
The deadly shootings at two military sites Thursday by 24-year old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez is just an opportunity for this ideologue fixated on abolishing the Second Amendment!
Josh Sugarmann is the executive director and founder of the Violence Policy Center (VPC) and the author of two books on gun violence prevention. Prior to founding the VPC, Sugarmann was a press officer in the national office of Amnesty International USA and was the communications director for the National Coalition to Ban Handguns.
His statement below was posted on Times Free Press at about 5:30 where they have been posting live updates.
At a time when we have terrorists threatening us in the homeland, the gun grabbers want to deprive us of our right to defend ourselves.
Sugarmann is known for popularizing the term “assault weapon” and has been accused of putting out false data about guns and gun crimes. His end goal is to ban handguns.
He is an elitist racist who said that guns should be taken away from African-Americans. In the name of stopping “domestic violence”, he put out these false statistics:
“That’s why women tempted to buy a gun for their self-protection should know that guns aren’t the answer to domestic violence. In fact, several studies have found that having a gun in the home actually increases a woman’s chance of being murdered. For African Americans as well as other women, guns are used not to save lives but to take them.”
“We should not sit back and accept a society where black women face a higher chance of getting killed. Women should be aware of resources that are available to help them escape domestic violence situations. And we simply cannot wait any longer before we pass effective laws to stop our national epidemic of gun violence.”