Gun control has nothing to do with the Wednesday terror attack and the attack was not an example of gun violence. Jon Karl addressed it with Josh Earnest today and he didn’t let up. Sheriff David Clarke spoke about it plainly on Fox Business with Stuart Varney.
“Anybody that thinks it isn’t is not dealing with reality. Anybody that thinks that this is a gun control issue is disconnected that same reality. It’s fantasy to think it’s anything other than this.”
“Look, these are red flags that we’re missing on open sources. The reason we’re missing it is because we don’t have the proper domestic intelligence apparatus here in the United States to deal with this stuff, to go to open sources and other areas. And you find these little tidbits of information, that, in and of itself, may not be a huge deal. maybe not be a crime. But if you have a true analyst, that can piece this together, before the act happens, before boom as the MI-5 likes to say, a picture developed, and that’s when you move in.”
“I’d start with a true domestic intelligence, set up similar to MI-5 or Mossad here in Israel to start, because intelligence is going to be your best chance at disrupting, detecting and preventing these things, that’s what I’d do first.”
“Look, Stuart we just don’t have quality intelligence right now. We’re fooling ourselves. When I say we, the FBI is not the proper agency. They’re an investigative agency, they are not an intelligence agency. They look for evidence of a crime after the attack occurs.”
When Barack Obama came into office, one of the first things he did was to assign CIA responsibilities to the FBI, partly because he doesn’t like the CIA and partly because he sees terrorism as a crime and war criminals as common criminals like murderers and robbers.