Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Graves: Gun control won't stop radical Islamic terrorism
More gun control is not going to stop radical Islamic terrorism.
Absolutely no one who loves this country and values human life wants to see what happened in Orlando last week happen ever again. It was terrible and tragic and disgusting. Our prayers are with everyone affected by the attack, especially the families of the victims.
The terrorist attack in Orlando was everything we associate with radical, hateful groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
But more gun control isn’t going to stop this evil. And new laws that impact the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans are not going to end radical Islamic terrorism.
We need to find new ways to weaken groups like ISIS. We have to cut off their finances and stop them from coming into this country. And we must do more to prevent people from being radicalized by foreign terrorist organizations.
But the spectacle that took place in the nation’s capital last week would do none of those things.
The so-called “No Fly, No Buy” bill would not have prevented Omar Mateen from doing what he did in Orlando. He was not on the No-Fly List when he purchased the firearms he used in the attack, and every single person “sitting in” at the U.S. Capitol knew that.
Anti-gun liberals treat every crisis or national tragedy as an opportunity to push their agenda on the American people. This is no different. And no scare tactic will make me support the unconstitutional gun laws they want us to live under.
Radical Islamic terrorism is the root of the problem we’re facing. Everyone in the federal government has to do a better job of finding ways to contain and destroy the groups that promote this evil. But nothing anti-gun liberals are proposing would stop it. And they know that.