One terrorist group is responsible for more civilian deaths since December 2012 (the Sandy Hook massacre) than Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas and the Taliban. Yet it is the only nearly-state sponsored terrorist group that is not listed by the U.S. State Department as such.
It is the National Rifle Association and for their unending lobbying that’s kept a lid on gun control we now have 428 times more American deaths by gun than deaths by foreign terrorists.
No? Between 2012 and 2015, according to University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database, ISIS has murdered approximately 12,138 civilians, Boko Haram,10,092, the Taliban 9,427 and Hamas, 85.
In that time, Americans have murdered or spree killed via gun and assault rifle, 87,423 people in the United States.
In contrast, terrorism killed 28 Americans per year on both U.S. soil and abroad according to the Global Terrorism Database.
Those murdered Americans killed by our own lunatic gun slingers include terrified children calling for their mothers, teachers begging for the lives of their students, students begging for not just their own lives but the lives of their classmates, moviegoers looking for escape, bystanders cheering for athletes, athletes trying to be the best they can be as the worst we ever could have imagined struck them down in cold blood.
Therefore the NRA should take its rightful place on the State Department list of terrorist organizations, because its influence is more of an immediate threat to the lives of our citizens than foreign terrorists.
Although the NRA is not an officially state-sponsored organization it is the supporter of the state with its massive member and lobbyist donations to our elected officials.
After the last no-vote on gun control, the British newspaper The Guardian did an analysis that showed 45 of the 48 senators who torpedoed gun control in Congress “have received money from firearms lobbyists.”
On Friday, even as the country’s collective heart was breaking again, faded pol and former-gun control advocate Rudy Giuliani, who will say anything to get on TV in a pathetic and dangerous attempt to be relevant (that ship has sailed, bub), went on “Fox & Friends” to rant about his now-support of guns, ranting that murderers don’t follow gun control laws.
No, but lax gun control laws put guns in those murderer’s hands.
On his visit, the Pope declared America to be the “Land of the free, home of the brave.” Really?
How brave was it for a sexually frustrated, racist freak with six guns to shoot and kill eight students and a staffer at a college?
How brave was it for the sheriff there — a Sandy Hook non-believer — to write to the vice president of the United States after the Sandy Hook massacre to declare that neither he nor his deputies would enforce gun control restrictions if passed. They didn’t pass, so he didn’t have to. Now his citizens are dead and on Friday he presided over the victim’s family’s announcements. How does he sleep at night? How do we?