It was Kristin Gillibrand’s turn to have a town hall with CNN, and decided to go with the same NRA blood libel talking point.
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand says the NRA opposes background checks because it wants to sell guns to people “on the terror watch list,” “gravely mentally ill with a violent background,” or “criminal[s] convict[ed] for a violent crime”
None of this is true
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— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 10, 2019
Clearly this is now part of the 2020 Democrat script.
Every statement that poured out of her mendacious lie hole was factually incorrect. But you knew that.
The NRA doesn’t sell guns and it’s not financed by the gun industry.
Gun manufactures don’t want to sell guns to terrorist or criminals. It is a disgusting smear of good, patriotic Americans who work in the industry.
I can’t imagine that there are several hundred people working in a factory only a few miles from my house that want the guns that they make to fall into the hands of criminals and terrorists, to be used to kill innocent people, just so that they can make a buck.
But say that people in the gun industry were really that soulless, the liability of that minority of sales versus the revenue isn’t worth it as the PLCAA doesn’t protect a company from criminal acts. Knowingly selling a gun to a terrorist is just bad for business.
Gillibrand wants to get elected. She wants power. She knows that gun violence scares people.
So she is going to demonize and dehumanize tens of thousands of patriotic Americans working in the gun industry and some six million NRA members, scapegoating them for violence that is not their fault to get votes.
She is accusing a minority of a few million Americans as people who want to contribute to the deaths of innocents for profit and self satisfaction.
This is the blood libel.
It make sense that the same party that has so ready adopted antisemitism has made the blood libel part of their 2020 platform.
As the 2020 primary campaign moves forward and every Democrat has the opportunity to invoke the NRA blood libel, you know the rhetoric will only get worse as candidate take more and more extreme positions to set them selves apart from the pack.
I’m just curious who will be the first Democrat to propose a final solution to the NRA question, as that is where this kind of language leads.