The National catholic Reporter always has to be where other liberals are, but they are always a day late and a dollar short.
Now they are calling for a ban on “assault weapons”. Why? Because they are running after the wave of gun-ban hysteria, utilizing the horrible deaths of children, to promote a political goal. Don’t let a crisis go to waste, right?
And they have no idea what they are talking about.
First of all, when they and others talk about “assault weapons” they really mean “scary looking” guns.
And get this:
At the moment polls show a majority of Americans support banning the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.
Clips? I think they mean “magazines”.
They haven’t the slightest clue what they are talking about when bringing up “assault weapons”, but that doesn’t matter. Guns are not their real target.
The real reason for this editorial is to shame pro-lifers into silence about abortion. Their weapon du jour is the Sandy Hook massacre.
The editors of the Fishwrap don’t give a damn about “assault weapons”. They don’t even know what “assault weapons” are. “Assault weapon” is a pointless catch-all label used by enemies of the Second Amendment to describe guns that are functionally no different, no more lethal, that any other run of the mill firearm.
The real target of the ban on “assault weapons” are the people who want to own guns.
Fishwrap is blathering about “assault weapons” because they don’t like a certain kind of person. They tie people who own guns to people who are against abortion. You know who I mean, right? Those red-necks? Those Tea Party types? Those knuckle-draggers who “cling to their guns or religion”?
Fishwrap is against anti-abortion pro-lifers. That is what their call for a ban on “assault weapons” is all about.
They are trying to use the “assault weapon” ban as a way to shame pro-lifers into silence about abortion.
Get it? One more time for the people in Broward County: They are trying to tie “gun control” to the pro-life movement. They could care less about abortion.
No, friends. Keep your eye on the target here, right on that center ring. I’ll explain.
For the Fishwrap and their ilk, abortion is not really a pro-life issue. For the Fishwrap and their ilk, like the LCWR and the Nuns on the Bus, high taxes and entitlements are pro-life issues. The unborn can be sacrificed for their higher cause.
Fishwrap has been trying to hijack pro-life language. Remember how they tied gun control to the pro-life movement (HERE)? Moreover, Fishwrap trumpeted the fact that the LCWR called for an “assault weapons” ban (HERE).
Has the LCWR called for a ban on abortion? Please send me the link to their statement. Has Fishwrap?
This editorial from Fishwrap about “assault weapons” is not only an example of running after the wave of hysteria and instumentalizing the death of children to promote their ideology. They are also anticipating the rapidly approaching March for Life.
I ask simply: Will the NCR be represented at the March in Washington DC? I want to take a photo of their anti-abortion banner. Perhaps they will be standing next to the LCWR’s delegation with their anti-abortion banner!
UPDATE 10 Jan 21:38 GMT:
What did I hear on Rush today in Hour Two?