We’re sure President Donald Trump always turns to the New York Times Editorial Board for advice on how to improve the country. After all, they’ve shown so many times that they only want what’s best for America. They’ve proven over and over again that they want Trump to succeed. Why would they lead him astray?
So he’s surely taking to heart their June 12 essay, where they accuse the president of “helping terrorists” by not pursuing an agenda that includes the liberal goal of gun control.
The NY Times editors were unhappy with Trump’s jab at the left after the terrorist attack in London. “Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now?” he asked. “That’s because they used knives and a truck!”
The editorial board made some murmurs about the comparative shooting rates between Britain and the U.S., missing the point of Trump’s tweet. With that out of the way, they got to the meat of their argument: That America’s Second Amendment gives terrorists an easy way to kill civilians.
“In his obligation to protect the public, President Trump would do well to note that the nation’s loophole-ridden gun laws are hailed by the Islamic State as a pro-mayhem advantage,” they write. “They are described in how-to detail in the propaganda magazine Rumiyah that ISIS publishes for potential terrorists.
“There, readers are informed, entirely accurately, that in America identification requirements are virtually nonexistent for buying military-style weapons from private sellers online or at weekend gun shows where there is no federal jurisdiction.”
Lies, lies, and more lies. It’s just simply not true, as anyone with the slightest REAL familiarity with the law already knows. And even if it were true, the Times cannot point to a single instance where a terrorist launched a shooting attack in the U.S. with a gun they obtained through the supposed loopholes that supposedly exist. It hasn’t happened. And yet, we’re left to believe that it’s a national epidemic.
But that’s par for the course when it comes to the left’s pleas for gun control. They gloss over the facts in the firm knowledge that few of their readers will bother to investigate for themselves. And if a few of them do, they’ll find enough liberal websites backing up these spurious claims to make them feel like they have a well-founded base of knowledge. And if they run into any sites that expose the myths, well, those can just be dismissed as right-wing, NRA-funded propaganda machines, can’t they.
Not quality sources like ISIS Monthly…