In a rather ridiculous screed published Friday at NY Magazine, Eric Levitz claimed that ISIS benefits from and appreciates the work of the National Rifle Association (NRA). That insane claim earned him a smackdown from Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, who appeared on Sunday’s edition of Fox and Friends.
“In the United States, you can buy semi-automatic weapon without submitting yourself to a background check, so long as you make your purchase at a gun show. Roughly 90 percent of Americans object to this policy. But the National Rifle Association (NRA) — and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — like it a lot,” Levitz wrote.
It isn’t too hard to guess why ISIS also approves of America’s lax gun regulations. But there’s no need for guessing.
“They say the Americans are dumb — they have open gun policies,” an ISIS recruit told the New York Times last year. “They say we can radicalize them easily, and if they have no prior record, they can buy guns, so we don’t need to have a contact man who has to provide guns for them.”
That didn’t sit too well with Meyer, BizPac Review reported:
“Well, first off, I mean, how much lower can a journalist fall to be taking, using ISIS as their credible source, right?” Meyer told “Friends-Weekend” host Pete Hegseth. “I think it’s ridiculous. Once again, the media is going out and they’re using their First Amendment to try to go after the Second Amendment, by not looking at the facts.”
Then Meyer laid the facts out for the viewers.
“Here’s the facts of the whole thing of it,” Meyer continued. “Right, you look at San Bernardino, right? In California out there, they have … restricted AR-15s. You got have a background check on every single weapon. You have to register all your weapons out there. You have a waiting period—all these things they want to implement even more. And what’s the shooting caused by? An AR-15 with high-capacity magazines. It doesn’t seem like it worked in that situation.”
Levitz, Meyer added, had his facts and reasoning backward.
“The thing that stands in the way” of terrorism is the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, he explained.
“The article should read … the thing that stands in the way of ISIS being able to come over … and do terroristic acts is the NRA standing there protecting our rights to be able to bear arms and stand up for ourselves.”
Here’s video of his statements:
- Journalism professor: NRA more dangerous than ISIS
- Black conservative columnist suspended from paper for article defending NRA
- Virginia Democrat says he’s okay with extermination of five million Americans
- Portland restaurateur bans gun owners, cries over backlash
- Idiots on Twitter blame NRA for terrorist shooting in Orlando
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