Dem Rep. John Conyers: Let’s make Americans more defenseless against Islamic terror attacks

Rep. John Conyers (right)

On Sunday, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., issued a statement in response to the Islamic terror attack that killed some 50 people in an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub.  Instead of addressing the terroristic nature of the attack, Conyers focused on gun control.

“The shooting in Orlando early this morning, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, is a terrible tragedy, made even more appalling by the possibility that it may have been a hate crime against the LGBT community during LGBT Pride month,” he said.  “I am thankful that law enforcement appears to have prevented another attack against the LGBT community in Los Angeles this morning. As we investigate the facts, treat the wounded, and console the victims and their families, we must not delay in taking action to strengthen our gun laws to close gaps and make us safer.”

He wasn’t finished:

The daily, deadly toll of gun violence on our streets, in addition to the all-too regular occurrence of mass shootings, has long demanded that Congress not shrink from this critical task.  We know that closing loopholes regarding firearms background checks, while not the solution for every such instance, will help reduce gun violence. However, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, we are reminded that the system failed us in that situation, yet we have not addressed that weakness in the law. We must take action on a comprehensive set of measures as soon as possible.

Notice that at no point does Conyers mention the fact that the shooting was carried out by an Islamist — a registered Democrat, by the way — who pledged allegiance to ISIS before the attack.  Conyers didn’t even mention the fact that ISIS praised the attack and promised more of the same.

In fact, the words, “Islamic” or “terror” do not even appear in his press release.

Instead, he falls on the old knee-jerk liberal response and calls for even more gun control.

In short, he wants to make Americans even more defenseless in the face of terrorism right here within our own borders.

This is why Conyers, and for that matter, every single Democratic Party politician, must be soundly defeated this November.  If they regain control of Washington, it will mean the end of freedom and even more death at the hands of terrorists.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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