For American gun owners, one of the major problems with the legacy media controlling the national narrative is that their fellow leftists are never held accountable for what they say, regardless of how libelous, insulting and flat-out wrong their comments are.
If a falsehood – even a whopper of a lie – fits their personal political views, the media will never question what is said. They’ll even promulgate the lie by repeating it in news stories and social media, which results in the statement being regurgitated so often it becomes accepted as fact by the uninformed.
Case in point, a tweet from Gabby Gifford’s anti-gun group, Giffords, which was sent Sept. 10:
“The insurrectionists who attacked the US Capitol are the same ones pushing an extremist guns-everywhere agenda,” the tweet states. “For the safety and future of our country, lawmakers need to protect public safety and democracy from extremism and violence.”
The insurrectionists who attacked the US Capitol are the same ones pushing an extremist guns everywhere agenda.
For the safety and future of our country, lawmakers need to protect public safety and democracy from extremism and violence.https://t.co/eUT30nbdsE
— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) September 10, 2021
To be clear, insurrection is a federal crime punishable by a hefty fine and up to 10 years in prison, although none of the Jan. 6 defendants Gabby references have been charged with it. What’s worse is that Gabby clearly says that gun owners and anyone else who supports our God-given constitutional rights are criminals capable of extremism and violence, who need to be specifically targeted and suppressed by new laws for the sake of our public safety and democracy.
On what planet does this make sense?
Gabby’s statement is so over-the-top I half hoped someone would hold her accountable, but of course no one did. She’s seen as an anti-gun icon by the left, and can get away with saying whatever she wants, even marginalizing American gun owners and insisting we’re all revolutionaries-in-waiting.
Take a look in the mirror if you want to see who Gabby is defaming. We are the fringe, she wants the public to believe, rather than the majority we truly are. We are the real mainstream, not violent extremists. We don’t need to be targeted by new laws, especially since we are the law enforcement officers who would enforce these laws. Besides, the true violent extremists – the real threats to our democracy – were recently gifted billions of dollars worth of advanced weaponry by the Biden-Harris regime.
Gabby and her ilk usually dismiss comments they disagree with as hate speech, which they then try to censor through their allies in the legacy media, but her comments are the real hate speech. I understand she is angry and lashing out, since we stopped her employee, David Chipman, from becoming ATF director, but there is no excuse for comments like this.
We will continue to call out hateful speech like this, regardless of who says it.
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