Democrats typically run on the premise that they are anti-gun. A recent attempt to discredit the National Rifle Association (NRA) goes to show how deep the hypocrisy on the Left goes.
US Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) recently took to Twitter to put her animosity towards the NRA on display. Rice’s tweet reads: “I’m just going to say it. #NRA & @DLoesch are quickly becoming domestic security threats under President Trump. We can’t ignore that.” Ironically, Rice seems to ignore the damage that liberal groups like Antifa are bringing to the table.
The NRA is a far cry from the “domestic security” threat that Rice would like people to believe. According to their website, their goal is to help protect citizens’ Second Amendment rights — rights which are guaranteed by the US Constitution.
Aside from gun rights, the NRA also helps train people how to properly use firearms and how to be safe while in possession of a gun. This attention is beneficial to the country and helps protect people from threats like the liberal “group” Antifa.
Antifa, which commonly stands for “Anti-Fascists,” has proven time and time again that they are the fascists which they claim to hate. They show up at events which they don’t approve of and bring havoc and violence with them.
According to Fox News, Antifa is responsible for holding un-American anti-Trump protests across the country. During these protests, they burn property, destroy buildings, and attack police officers and Trump supporters.
What makes their actions all the more disturbing is the “social justice-instilled” hesitance that police have when arresting them. There have been some arrests across the United States, but at the same time, there have been Trump supporters beaten and left on the ground with no arrests made.
The same group that the Left champions as “social justice warriors” has shown they are the domestic threats. Free speech is being stifled because of threats of violence from groups on the Left.
The Boston Globe reports that the University of California, Berkeley has faced major issues with freedom of speech over the past couple of months. First, Milo Yiannopoulos had to cancel his talk due to a violent outburst from the Left. Yiannopoulos had to be escorted out because of violence and destruction of property on the part of rioters. Even then, the chaos was only getting started.
From there, Charles Murray, a sociologist, was shouted down and had his staff assaulted by these dangerous Antifa operatives. The proof is in the pudding, as they say. There have been more cases of violence perpetrated against the Right from people in these “hate groups” than violence towards the Left.
It is worth noting that those speakers mentioned above, who were shut down by leftist violence, are just two examples. Ann Coulter was also shut down at Berkeley, and Ben Shapiro is having a hard time getting his speaking events going in California because the college campuses are resisting.
There has to be a time when the facts are examined and statements are made on the evidence. If Rice has proven anything by her tweet, it is that she is either willfully ignorant of the situation at hand, or so caught up in the “Trump Hate” that she finds this sort of behavior necessary. Both options are equally terrifying.