After Wednesday’s horrific attack in San Bernardino, Democratic Party leadership practically tripped over their underwear rushing to call for gun control. But the Democratic Party’s latest obsession with eroding constitutional rights has little to do with gun control. More likely they were repeating what they did after Benghazi, when the administration covered up an untimely act of terror with an obscure YouTube Mohammed video. I would suggest that the Democrats are now trying to divert the public away from their weak stance on the terrorist threat to America with a gun control “sleight of hand.”
Less than twenty-four hours after the attack, President Obama was urging Congress to bar gun purchases by people on no-fly lists. Putting aside for a moment often people are often put on the no-fly list incorrectly, and the unconstitutional nature of such a legislation as it ignores the 5th Amendment’s guarantee of due process, this demand has no relationship to what happened in San Bernardino. Actually “no relationship” isn’t descriptive enough, it isn’t even on the same planet.
- The two terrorists Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik weren’t on the no-fly list, in fact they weren’t even on the terrorist watch list which is a totally different register.
- They obtained their guns illegally, so gun laws wouldn’t have stopped them from securing their their weapons. And as Sen. Barbara Boxer strangely bragged about the day after the blood bath California has very strict gun laws.