Vegas Atrocity As Political Opportunity

Vegas Atrocity As Political Opportunity, by Matthew Vadum.

In a rotten country, the victims got what they deserved – according to the Left.

The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been cravenly transformed into anti-American propaganda by the Left, as Democrat commentators race to ghoulishly savage white men, gun rights and the NRA, Republicans, and President Trump, blaming them for what otherwise looks like a Muslim terrorist atrocity. …

It is important to note that videos produced by Islamic State … specifically show the Las Vegas Strip, presenting the area as a prospective terrorist target.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the massacre …

That the shooter apparently had fully automatic weapons, that is, firearms that fire continuously, eating up vast quantities of ammunition, is significant. Such weapons, referred to in federal law as “machine guns,” are extremely difficult and expensive to obtain. Owners are subjected to far-reaching, intrusive background checks at the federal level by ATF, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is also possible that the weapons used were illegally modified to allow continuous fire.

Anyone who follows the news knows that Muslim terrorists are increasingly targeting concert venues.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on May 22 that killed 22. On August 23 authorities in Rotterdam in the Netherlands foiled a suspected Muslim terrorist attack that was to take place during a performance by Allah-Las at the Maassilo concert complex. On November 13, 2015, Muslim terrorists attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, leaving 89 dead during a performance by Eagles of Death Metal. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the assault. …

While the crime scene in Las Vegas was still being investigated and victims were fighting for their lives in hospitals, angry left-wingers were celebrating the deaths of concert attendees whom they assumed were country music-loving Republicans. President Trump, by the way, lost Nevada in the election to Democrat Hillary Clinton by almost two-and-a-half percentage points. …

On cue the Left is using the massacre to demand more gun control measures that wouldn’t make America safer. …

The same left-wingers who urge that no one rush to judgment and point a finger at Muslims when a violent attack that looks like an act of terrorism happens, spewed racist venom yesterday as soon as they learned the Las Vegas shooter was a white man.

Comedy writer Megan Amram reacted to a TMZ story that Paddock didn’t fit the typical mass-shooter profile by tweeting, “White man? Sure does.”

Plainly gun control did not work, because the gun used was strongly controlled and illegal.

hat-tip Stephen Neil