Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fox As Usual Is Quietly Backing Gun Control

Rupert Murdoch backed Gun Control in his native Australia and backs it here too.

Nothing new there of course.  But it does piss one off that the only right wing mainline news service won't back the right wing on one of it's corner stone issues.

Calls for action have increased in the wake of the terror massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando that left 50 people, including the gunman, dead on Sunday. The gunman, Omar Mateen, had been on a watch list for 10 months before being removed.

“We want to make sure that something like this doesn't happen again. Everybody wants that," Ryan told reporters Thursday. "But as we look at how to proceed, we also want to make sure that we're not infringing upon people's legitimate constitutional rights. That's important.”

Ryan's comments come a day after Trump indicated potential support for new gun laws in this area.

“I will be meeting with the N.R.A., who has endorsed me, about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no-fly list, to buy guns,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee tweeted Wednesday.

Whether Trump would support an outright ban or just a delay for gun sales for those on watch lists is not clear.

That is the sticking point right now in the Senate.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and other Democrats are pushing a measure to ban those on no-fly lists from purchasing weapons.

Forgive Cataline for stating the fucking obvious but this proposal of Di-Fi's  would have done no good whatsoever because Omar Mateen wasn't on any motherfucking, shit-gobbling "No-Fly" list.  

He didn't like being investigated by  the FBI so he whined about being marginalized for being a Muslim.

Thanks to Obama, that was more than enough to end any and all investigations into the threat that the man clearly and obviously presented.

Welcome to Obamastan, a near to mythical land where any Muslim Terrorist can end an investigation into his plots and plans simply by yelling, "You're treating me like a Muslim Terrorist. Stop it!"

Obama's America would have made Jonathon Swift yell, "oh bullshit! This can't be real."


Jon M said...

Gun control is the one issue on which Republicans can to point to some success. That's really got to stick in the left's craw.

No coincidence it's also the one issue where they break out the rhetoric and wield it hard and heavy.

You'd think they'd learn.

Cataline Sergius said...

Forget the GOP bro.

The only reason there has been any success on this front is because the NRA divorced itself from the "Conservative Movement."

Unlike the Buckley-Cucks, the NRA never accepted any aspect of the left wing paradigm.

The reason "Conservatism" has failed is because it did.

Once you accept their point of view, they will eventually win the battle because they own the battlefield.

The secret to the NRA's success was simple.

They never accepted any reasonable compromise they were ever offered.

"It's only reasonable to..."


"Surely, you must see the sense of..."


"You couldn't possibly object to..."


"What if..."






The NRA started at, "No" and built itself up from there. The GOP had nothing to do with it. If they had, it would be illegal to own a pen-knife by now.

Jon M said... that's the lesson. Makes sense to me.