|Terrorists love the NRA|
“I just came from a meeting today in the situation room, in which I’ve got people who we know have been on ISIL [ISIS, by another name] websites, living here in the United States, U.S. citizens. And we’re allowed to put them on the no-fly list when it comes to airlines, but because of the National Rifle Association, I cannot prohibit those people from buying a gun. ...
“This is somebody who is a known ISIL sympathizer, and if he wants to walk into a gun store or a gun show right now and buy as many weapons and ammunition as he can, nothing’s prohibiting him from doing that, even though the FBI knows who he is."
--President Obama, at a town hall meeting yesterday (here)
Absorb that, if you will. While right-wingers are blaming Obama for the 50 murders in Orlando, the effort is to shift attention from the NRA's goal of making all guns available to all Americans all the time--and that includes Americans sympathetic to Islamic terrorist groups and Christian terrorist groups.
The NRA and the greedy, unprincipled, unethical gun manufacturers are as responsible for the deaths in Orlando--and in the myriad other places where mass shootings have taken place--as the shooters. These people would never kill 50 people easily without legal automatic weapons, made possible by the NRA, the gun industry and a compliant (chicken shit) congress.