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Bloomberg’s Lackeys Tweet Solace to Unarmed Victims of Paris Attacks … Some of Them, Anyway

Friday, November 20, 2015

Bloomberg’s Lackeys Tweet Solace to Unarmed Victims of Paris Attacks … Some of Them, Anyway

On Friday, Nov. 13, Islamic terrorists carried out a series of coordinated attacks in Paris, France, that left (at last count) 129 people dead. Their weapons included explosive suicide vests and Kalashnikov rifles. These weapons – as well as murder, false imprisonment, kidnapping, trespass, smuggling, terrorism, and virtually every other discrete act that led to the bloodshed – are banned in Paris, as they are throughout Western Europe.

Nevertheless, as is mandated by their playbook, Everytown for Gun Safety, Shannon Watts, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America– operatives for billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s gun control apparatus – shifted swiftly into exploitation mode.

Even as Americans were still learning of the horror befalling our allies in Paris, Bloomberg's lackeys were issuing a series of Tweets characterizing the episode as yet another act of "gun violence." Against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower, one stated, "We are united in mourning all lives lost to gun violence." Another admonished, "States with weak gun laws export guns to states with strong gun laws. It’s true the world over."

Most people recognize these atrocities for what they are: the acts of depraved individuals who must be resisted and neutralized with superior force. You don’t get very far trying to “regulate” savages who blow up infants with suicide vests or who crucify children in front of their parents for refusing to comply with their demands.

To Bloomberg and his likeminded activists, however, this is a gun control problem. The solution to these acts of stunning brutality is to stem the availability of firearms to law-abiding people, hoping that in time the supply will dwindle to the point at which the bad guys, and not just their victims, have more difficulty getting their hands on a gun.

That strategy is not only hopeless and illogical, it is inhumane.

It’s a strategy that guarantees acts like the one that occurred last Friday in Paris will be perpetrated against defenseless victims for the foreseeable future.

It’s a strategy that assumes firearms can only be used to perpetrate evil, not resist it.

It’s a strategy that elevates a counterfactual desire for a Utopian future above the all-too-real need that people have in the present to defend their lives, their families, and their communities.

It’s a strategy that says you don’t deserve a fighting chance when the worst case scenario becomes your worst waking nightmare.

It’s a strategy, frankly, that could only be hatched by cloistered billionaires and operatives living in guarded enclaves where police or private security stand at the ready to protect those who demand safety free from responsibility.

In short, it’s a strategy that’s great for political grandstanding on Twitter and other social media, but not for keeping Americans safe.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

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Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

The sorry state of gun politics in Australia was put into stark relief recently, after Liberal National Party (LNP) Queensland Legislative Assembly MP Anthony Perrett took a principled stand in favor of his constituents’ gun rights.

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

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Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their front-group “Arizonans for Wildlife” are currently gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would ban the hunting and trapping of mountain lions and bobcats in ...

New Jersey:  2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

Friday, January 19, 2018

New Jersey: 2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

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Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

On Thursday, January 18th, Senate Bill 20 passed the Indiana state Senate by a vote of 47-2 and will now move to the House.  

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

On Thursday, January 25th at 1:30PM, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear several sweeping gun control bills.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly encouraged to attend the committee hearing to voice your opposition ...

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Today, Senator Karl Rhoads (D-13) introduced legislation that would ban modifications commonly made to firearms by law-abiding citizens.  SB 2046 is currently pending a committee referral.  Please contact your Senator today and urge them to OPPOSE this ...

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.