And the liberals freaked and went overboard, as the so-called Smartest People In The Country, the self-described super education, are incapable of understanding the words allegory, simile, and metaphor
(The Hill) Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) warned in a Facebook post on Thursday that a national gun registry would be similar to a database used by the ruling Hutu tribe in Rwanda in the 1990s to locate and slaughter members of an opposing tribe in a genocide that killed up to 1 million people.
“The 2nd Amendment is (or should be) equal to the 1st Amendment and the 4th Amendment and all of the others,” Duncan said in his Facebook post. “Ask yourselves why it is under attack? Ask yourselves about a National gun registry database and how that might be used and why it is so wanted by progressives?”
Duncan then likened it to a tribal registry in Rwanda.
“Read about the Rwandan genocide, the Hutu and Tutsi tribes,” he continued. “Read that all Tutsi tribe members were required to register their address with the Hutu government and that this database was used to locate Tutsi for slaughter at the hands of the Hutu.”
Duncan wrote that since the government had the names and addresses of nearly all Tutsis living in Rwanda, “the killers could go door to door, slaughtering the Tutsis.”
“I use this example to warn that national databases can be used with evil consequences,” he said. “Preying on the fears of the American citizenry is not good governance.”
He wrapped up with
To blame the firearm, or a certain size magazine, or type of ammo – for the tragedies that have occurred in this nation is like blaming the knife used to kill Nicole Brown Simpson or the machetes used to slaughter a million Tutsis in Rwanda.
Here’s The Daily Kos’ Hunter
Rep. Jeff Duncan says progressives might murder registered gun owners in their homes
Metaphor. Excitable Alan Colmes
So let me get this straight: Duncan is comparing gun registration to genocide and it’s the Democrats who are “preying on fear?”
Mother Jones discusses, and does have a point that the Toomey-Manchin legislation does explicitly say that no records will be kept, and, we all know how the government follows the law and protects your liberty, right? Interestingly, the Rwanda bit is what the crazies have focused on. How about this?
Let’s not kid ourselves. Expanded background checks and gun show requirements would have had NO effect on stopping Aurora, Sandy Hook or Tucson. Nor would they have any effect on the violent gun-crime in Chicago.
Let’s get tough on criminals. Let’s get tough on gun-related crimes.
Let’s leave law-abiding American citizens and their Constitutional Rights alone.
Get tough on criminals? Oh, brother. Come on, Jeff, that’s silly.