Saturday, June 18, 2016
This week, seeking to make political gains before the bodies were even identified, politicians and Left-wing “Journalists” rushed to every microphone and every form of media to seize the narrative away from the evil terrorist attack in Orlando by a self-avowed member and supporter of ISIS and turn it into a gun control debate. The most heinous of these is the sick editorial by the New York Times. I will include the link to the editorial below, as well as a link to join the National Rifle Association (with a discount offered by Jim Scoutten and Shooting USA).
In the editorial, the New York Times declares that the National Rifle Association, and by extension, all of the millions of NRA members and other gun Rights groups are complicit in the terrorist attack on Americans in the nightclub in Orlando. The New York Times, while using its First Amendment Rights to slander and attack the NRA and over 90 million law abiding gun owning Americans, is far more complicit in the attack (and those in San Bernardino and Chattanooga, among others) than the NRA and its members could ever be.
Let’s look at what the NRA is “complicit” in. The NRA works tirelessly for gun safety and education. Did the New York Times bother to tally the money spent or the lives saved by the NRA in firearms safety courses and education? No, that wouldn’t fit their agenda. The NRA is a relentless supporter of law enforcement and provides training and education through its many programs. What has the New York Times ever done to further real gun safety measures (not gun control masked as safety measures)? Has the New York Times ever once supported real gun safety education and training? The NRA has a policy called Project Exile where they have tried to help cities combat the plague of violent felons that run roughshod over our poorest of areas. Basically, if a convicted felon is caught with a gun they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, which is a 10 year felony charge (already the Federal law) with Project Exile. Does the New York Times mention this or report on Project Exile or offer it as a reasonable approach to rid cities of violent offenders? No, it doesn't fit their agenda. Instead we see cities like Chicago and elsewhere pleading down these charges and returning violent criminals back to the streets, often before the Police have finished their reports and returned back to the streets themselves. Complicit in the massive amounts of crime and shootings in the poorest areas of Chicago should be a title assigned to the Mayor and the lead prosecutor in Chicago for their failure to prosecute the violent felons it turns back loose on the citizens while for decades the politicians of Chicago have denied the law abiding citizens there the ability to obtain firearms to defend their lives and property. If the NRA and its millions of members and other gun Rights groups are to be held complicit in the terror attack in Orlando, shouldn’t they also be given the credit for the over 2,000 times a day that law abiding citizens use a gun to protect their lives and property? One of my favorite sections of the NRA’s American Rifleman Magazine is the Armed Citizen page where examples are given of an armed citizenry defending life and property. Would the New York Times ever include such a page in their Sunday edition every week? Of course not, because it doesn’t fit their agenda.
Complicity, as used by the New York Times, is a double edge sword. Should the New York Times be painted by the same brush that it used to paint the NRA and other gun Rights groups and the millions of law abiding gun owners? They endorsed for Mayor of New York the now Mayor Bill DeBlasio. He is a far Left politician that has espoused anti Police rhetoric. His policies have reversed long standing and proven efforts put in place by Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the city has seen an increase in crime. Is the New York Times complicit in the growing crime problem and the strain under which the NYPD must now operate in daily? Are they complicit in the murders, robberies and other violent crime on the rise in the city? Are they, by extension of their long standing anti Second Amendment views, complicit in law abiding citizens of New York being denied their Right to self-defense becoming victims of violent crime? Could the New York Times be held as complicit to the crimes committed by repeat offenders being turned back out on the street because of their soft on crime reporting and editorial policies? Should the New York Times be held as complicit in terrorist attacks because their endorsed politicians have ended surveillance of Mosques where many are radicalized? Certainly that would be a more direct link to being complicit in terror attacks than the NRA and its millions of members being supporters of the Constitution and specifically the Second Amendment. Should the New York Times be held complicit when their numerous articles on waterboarding and attempts to portray America as a Nation that tortures inhibit our attempts to gather intelligence from captured enemies of America and the West? In their editorial they tucked this little gem of “wisdom” in: “But in the United States, the gun industry and its enablers continue to insist that the only solution is more guns, and more bullets flying”. That completely ignores the actual facts on the ground that the more Americans “cling to their guns and religion” as President Obama has said; murders have dramatically gone down across the Nation. But then, Left wing “media” has never let the facts get in the way of their narrative.
I wish with all of my heart that we had fact based reporting in America, but we don’t. Instead we have propaganda wings of Left leaning (these days far Left leaning) ideologies posing as news organizations. It’s getting to the point that news agencies today are racing each other in an attempt to be more loyal to the ideology of the Left than Pravda was to the Soviet Union leaders. Complicit? Look in the mirror New York Times and hold your newspaper and the Editors there as complicit for the failures of Liberal policies that it has for decades supported and propagandized for. If you are reading this, please join the NRA and other gun Rights groups in direct response to the New York Times slanted and heinous editorial. I will renew my membership today and give a gift membership as well. If you are already a member, please do the same and give a family member or a friend a gift membership. Vote with our dollars now in support of the NRA and other gun Rights groups and with our votes cast in November, vote against any politician of any party that doesn’t fully support your Right to keep and bear arms.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ New York Times, ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ.
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