Donald Trump has taken some concrete steps to make us safer from radical Islamic terrorism by placing at temporary travel ban on people from terrorist hotbed countries while we shore up our vetting process. The liberal freak-out over this has been something to behold, but no reaction was more absurd that that of Gabby Giffords. The former Congresswoman and current anti-gun nut claims that armed toddlers are a bigger threat to America than Muslim terrorists.
The Hill reports that Giffords sent out a fundraising e-mail with a completely ludicrous premise. On Trump’s immigration policy, Giffords had this to say:
“Rarely has such an assault been so disconnected from the threats we truly face. The truth is this: In the history of accepting refugees in this country, none has committed a terrorist attack on our soil,” wrote Giffords.
So what is the real threat, you ask. Well, this:
“Let’s put it in perspective. There is a group that has proven itself to be far more deadly on American soil. A group that has killed someone once a week for the last two years: Toddlers,” said Giffords.
Yes, you read that correctly. Toddlers with guns are a deadlier threat to us than radical Islamic terrorists. Gifford actually wants us to believe that 2-year-olds packing heat are a bigger problem than grown-ass ISIS supporters. The liberal mind is truly a thing of wonder.
Gifford is of course talking about this silly liberal notion that accidental shootings by toddlers is a major issue in this country. Accidental shootings are at a record low and have declined dramatically in the past couple of decades. Those that involve toddlers, either as shooter or victim, are as rare as a liberal with commonsense.
As if that isn’t bad enough, Giffords is throwing out the tired liberal lie that only US born right-wing radicals are responsible for terrorism. The 9/11 attackers were foreign born and so were the Boston Marathon bombers and one of the San Bernardino shooters. In fact, the Chattanooga shooter, the Ohio State attacker, the Minnesota mall attacker, and the Manhattan bomber were all Muslims, born in Muslim countries known for producing terrorists. Contrary to Giffords’ assertion, thousands of Americans have been killed by Muslim immigrants.
And the thing is, all of those terrorists, who murdered thousands of Americans in the name of Islam, were supposedly properly vetted before they were allowed into this country. Toddlers are not the problem; a poor screening process for people wishing to enter the US is.
The big question here is, what exactly does Gabby Giffords want us to do about the scourge of armed toddlers? Is she proposing extreme vetting of 2-year-olds? Does she want a complete ban on toddlers or perhaps a registry? No, she just wants law-abiding Americans to have less gun ownership rights to stop something that isn’t even a problem. That’s how gun control works.