A freshman congresswoman from New York scapegoated the National Rifle Association after Thursday night’s mass shooting in New Zealand, despite the fact that the island nation has restrictive gun ownership laws, and that the NRA does not exist there.
“‘At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore. But I couldn’t say ‘imagine,’” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said on Twitter.
She continued to reference three fairly-recent shootings in places of worship in America.
“What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?” she asked.
She then continued her rant in a second Tweet, referencing the NRA. Of course, the NRA is an American non-profit. It has affiliation with New Zealand, where gun ownership is a heavily-restricted privilege, and not a right.
“’Thoughts and prayers’ is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies,” she said.
(“Thoughts and prayers” is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to PM Ardern, who I greatly admire.)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez’s comments reflect her own belief that “thoughts and prayers” are just a dodgy mantra used by politicians. In her anti-Christian arrogance, she completely dismissed the large contingent of Americans who actually believe in the power of prayer.
In any case, the NRA is not at fault for the crazed mass murderer in New Zealand – nor is it at fault for any crazed murderers in the United States. In reality, the NRA is barely a power player in the gun rights world. It is an organization that spends most of its time capitulating to the political left on gun rights issues, rather than proactively fighting for less stringent gun regulations that resemble what the framers of the Constitution had in mind when the Second Amendment was codified.
Still, simpletons like the New York congresswoman insist that the organization is the devil incarnate.
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