Thursday, November 19, 2015

Without a Trace of Irony

From Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo on Wednesday:

Texas GOPer Warns Refugees Could Carry Out Attacks Thanks To Lax Gun Laws

Yes, that's the headline.  Then there's the detail:

In a two-page letter sent to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on Monday, Dale asked state officials to reject the resettlement of more Syrian refugees within the Lone Star State’s borders after Friday's terror attacks in Paris. He argued that immigration documents granted to refugees would allow them to obtain Texas drivers' licenses, which in turn would allow them to procure firearms.
“While the Paris attackers used suicide vests and grenades it is clear that firearms also killed a large number of innocent victims," Dale wrote. "Can you imagine a scenario were [sic] a refugees [sic] is admitted to the United States, is provided federal cash payments and other assistance, obtains a drivers license and purchases a weapon and executes an attack?”

Meanwhile, regular American crazy people, who over the years have demonstrated a frightening recurring propensity for committing mass shootings, are not even mentioned.  I guess we only need to keep weapons out of the hands of foreign terrorists.  If they're domestic, then the 2nd Amendment applies.

So never mind the dead, that's just the price we pay for our 2nd Amendment freedom.

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