Apparently, Terri Bonoff thinks she’s a serious threat to defeating Erik Paulsen. She isn’t. Nonetheless, she’s pushing the DFL/DCCC meme that last week’s terrorist attack is a gun control issue. It isn’t. This tweet should be ridiculed. In that tweet, Ms. Bonoff said “Silence speaks louder than words. These members of Congress cannot defend their vote.” According to this article, Rep. Collin Peterson “joined most of his Republican colleagues earlier this week in voting to keep the House of Representatives from debating a bill to ban firearms sales to people on terrorist watch lists.”

What they did was vote against the government’s ability to strip people of their civil rights without due process. Ms. Bonoff apparently didn’t care about the truth. Apparently, she said that Paulsen’s vote proved that he was “putting party politics above public safety.” That’s frighteningly dishonest. Ms. Bonoff knows that the murderer was a terrorist. Ms. Bonoff knows that terrorists don’t obey the law. That’s why they’re called terrorists.

She’s the politician who can’t defend her position. Betty McCollum’s position is indefensible, too:

“I strongly support a ban on weapons purchases by people on terrorist watch lists and expanded background checks on weapons purchases made at gun shows, online or in other commercial transactions,” Fourth District Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat, said. “Both of these proposals will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Tragically, even these narrow measures will not pass this Congress. The National Rifle Association opposes every piece of legislation that protects our families and communities from gun violence. And the NRA controls this Congress and will obstruct and defeat any effort to fight gun violence.”

TRANSLATION: Rep. McCollum supports stripping law-abiding citizens of their right to keep and bear arms while also stripping them of their due process rights. In other words, she’s anti-Second Amendment and anti-Fifth Amendment. The Fifth Amendment says “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

McCollum is full of it when she said “these proposals will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.” That’s something that’s impossible to prove. She’s also full of it when she said “The National Rifle Association opposes every piece of legislation that protects our families and communities from gun violence.” Since the Democrats’ proposals haven’t protected families and communities from gun violence, Rep. McCollum’s statement is, at best, unprovable, if not downright dishonest.

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2 Responses to “Civil rights offenders”

  • Bob J. says:

    “McCollum is full of it when she said “these proposals will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.” That’s something that’s impossible to prove.”
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    But it IS possible to disprove, since such laws wouldn’t have stopped any of the major shooting incidents in recent memory. The scariest thing about all this is that liberals know it.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Excellent point, Bob.

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