Gavin Newsome Tells NRA: "We ARE Coming For Your Guns"
Something must be done. Something, anything, must be done to stop these mass shootings, right? Of course, with over 300 million firearms in America, doing something about these evil inanimate objects is no small feat (as opposed to, you know, realizing that it's the person wielding the weapon, not the weapon itself).
On Thursday morning, Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newsom sat down at his facebook page, determined to do something about these awful sentient killing tools. He decided to go after the largest pro-Second Amendment group in the United States -- the National Rifle Association.
From Newsom's facebook post:
That's right, NRA! All those people you hurt in San Bernardino, Orlando, Vegas and Texas, it ends now!
...except for the small fact that none of the NRA's 5 million members has ever been responsible for a single mass shooting, including the ones Newsome so helpfully rattles off as if it were the case.
The San Bernardino attacks were carried out with illegally obtained weapons by two ISIS sympathizers.
The Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando was carried out by a gay registered Democrat Muslim with anti-American views and was previously on the FBI's terrorist watchlist.
None of these shooters had any connection to the NRA, yet Newsom clearly attempts to insinuate one. But wait! Here's the pièce de résistance:
The final example Newsom cites is the Texas church shooting, which was executed by a militant atheist -- and stopped by a former NRA member.
This is nothing more than an egregious display of pandering as Newsom prepares to take a shot at becoming Governor of California come 2018. With zero facts supporting his agenda, Newsom must rely on deliberate misinformation to garner support.
It's already illegal for a felon to possess firearms and ammunition. Is Newsom suggesting that the NRA's membership is composed of felons? Or that only criminals join the NRA? At any rate, whatever Newsom's selling, we're not buying.
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