This is a repost from December 19th. It is still very relevant or more so ~ Sara
When just about every other headline contains the word “gun” you get the impression that something major is going down. And it is. Again.
We have a faction of political folks bent on altering (destroying?) the US Constitution and they’ve chose the controversial Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights as their first target.
Oh wait! We can’t say “target”, remember?
I apologize. I learned some time ago that using the word “target” is highly inflammatory, murderous political rhetoric that directly leads to people being shot to death by guns – usually (always?) by those hideous assault weapons (whatever they’re defined as today).
The liberal faction among us – Democrats primarily – have almost constantly tried to tie death to us “Bible clinging, gun toting, extremist right wingers”, but only when such horrible crimes fit their political narrative.
Case in point:
On January 8, 2011, U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and eighteen other people were shot during a public meeting held in a supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, Arizona. Six people were killed, including Arizona District Court Chief Judge John Roll; one of Rep. Giffords’ staffers; and a nine-year-old child, Christina-Taylor Green.
Jared Lee Loughner, a 22 year old Tucson, Arizona resident, shot them all with a semi-automatic pistol, aided by several magazines of ammunition. He was eventually subdued and arrested at the scene. Loughner was found to be incompetent to stand trial on five felony counts.
Please note that Jared Loughner was charged with these crimes, not the weapon that he carried.
The media went into its usual and customary whirlwind of reports and it wasn’t more than an hour after the fact that the reason for this heinous crime was….wait for it…..Sarah Palin.
Attention was immediately focused on the “harsh political rhetoric” in the United States, and Sarah Palin might just as well have fired every shot. Sarah Palin was implicated because of gun-related metaphors in her speeches and because of the website of her political action committee which “targeted” the districts of Giffords and others with pictures of crosshairs on an electoral map.
This is the ad that promoted the liberals outrage.
Also note that the “targets” are NOT a rifle scope view, they’re a common symbol used by surveyors to pinpoint locations on a map.
The folks writing over at The Vocal Minority had this to say:
“When Palin’s ad came out, the leftocracy went on and on about how she “crossed the line!” By the way, isn’t it funny how the right is always “crossing the line”? But for some reason calling Bush a Nazi and a war criminal; denouncing our troops as stupid, uneducated, hick dupes and cold-blooded murderers; calling the Iraq War “lost” while our troops were in harm’s way; publishing a full-page NYT ad reading “General Betray-Us;” the NYT adorning its front pages with classified information that hampered our war effort; and giving an endless forum for anti-American opportunists like Cindy Sheehan were never considered “crossing the line”? ‘M just sayin’.”
Just a sampling of that murderous hate for President George W. Bush…
Note that spelling and grammar are not always the strong suit for liberals, and class should never be used in the same sentence. Do you eat with that mouth, dipwad?
But I digress.
It wasn’t just rank and file liberal Americans spewing the hate and calls for murdering President Bush. This is an ad prepared and published by the big dog Democrats in 2004.
And those are actual targets. The text even uses that word.
Of course the mainstream media instantly went insane, decrying such signs and political ads as inflammatory and the reason why deranged people take up assault weapons and commit murder.
Of course they didn’t! And there was absolutely no reason to. Those targets in the Democrats ad had nothing to do with any murder, any more than Sarah Palin’s ad had anything to do with the murders in Arizona.
What makes it all different is the political agenda. Democrats have long been known to seek the elimination of American’s Second Amendment Right to “keep and bear arms” and they’ve come pretty close to accomplishing that goal in the last decade. Today, they’re at it again. This time taking advantage of the Sandy Hook disaster and instantly connecting it to the weapons used, rather than the despicable human being who pulled the trigger. This is how Democrats – and left wing Democrats in particular – function. There is no depth too low for them to stoop.
Fast forward to 2012. A seemingly deranged young male steals weapons from his Mother before shooting her dead in her bed, and the proceeds to a school, forces his way in and starts killing anyone he sees. It’s the horrible story of Sandy Hook.
And less than an hour after the first reports trickled in – and I timed it – CBS News had Bob Shaeffer on camera calling for more gun control in America. It’s almost as though his phone rang and it was the President saying “Great time to promote gun control, Bob…Do your thing”. Shaeffer wasn’t alone. One talking head after another chimed in right on cue, promoting the abolition of those terrible “assault weapons”. Not a SINGLE suggestion that perhaps – considering that Jared Loughner and Adam Lanza were both described as mentally deficient – that allowing deranged people to walk our streets might be an issue to seriously consider.
It just had to be those guns. And this is how they roll. Dust off an old political agenda item and insert wherever and whenever it might fit – all for political gain.
I went shopping today. It was an amazing experience. There in the aisles were dozens of dead people; all killed by “assault weapons” and piled like cord wood.
Yes, I was shopping at “Target”.