The “pro-gun control” folks, meaning anti-2nd Amendment/pro-gun grabber/people control crowd, aren’t able to win the argument using facts, figures, and adult discourse, so they’ve resorted to what they do best: emotional pleas, and they’ve decided to target Senator Kelly Ayotte, which, to use liberal terminology, rather misogynistic
(Politico) Sen. Kelly Ayotte voted against a bill to expand background checks for purchasers of firearms, and Erica Lafferty, the daughter of the slain principal from Sandy Hook Elementary School, wanted to know why.
Lafferty got her chance at a town hall meeting Tuesday.
“You had mentioned that the burden to owners of gun stores that these expanded background checks would cause,” the 27-year-old Lafferty said. “I’m just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the hall of her elementary school isn’t as important as that?”
While we are all sorry as to what happened, the true fact is that the background checks bill that failed in the Senate would not have stopped Adam Lanza. Connecticut has one some of the toughest gun control laws in the country yet they still failed to stop him. Britain and Norway, with serious gun restrictions, have seen gun violence.
“It’s disappointing and disgusting that she can pretty much look me in the eye and try to justify my mother’s murder and the murder of five other educators and the murders of 6- and 7-year-olds,” Lafferty said in an interview. “It’s disgusting.”
I’m trying not to be harsh regarding this tragedy and her loss, but this is an emotional argument, of which the media is all too excited to tell us about, being good little liberals. Guns didn’t murder those people: Adam Lanza did. He’s the one who pulled the trigger, having planned it for years, and intentionally went to a gun free zone because it was an easy kill zone. Putting massive burdens on other citizens who committed no crimes is not the answer. But this doesn’t end there, as Ayotte has a target on her back
In the aftermath of the Senate’s failed vote two weeks ago to expand background checks, New Hampshire has suddenly emerged as ground zero in the national battle over gun control, with Ayotte now stuck at the center of the fight.
Powerful outside groups run by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are bankrolling ads and vowing to dump huge resources into the state to force Ayotte to reverse her opposition to the bill or pay the political consequences. And after two years of projecting a profile as a foreign policy and deficit hawk, her critics in the state have spent the past two weeks trying to rebrand her as: “NRAyotte.”
The emotional fight threatens to transform Ayotte — a young conservative Republican woman whose star is on the rise — into a polarizing figure back home on a contentious issue. Instead of taking up the banner of gun rights, Ayotte is seeking a lower profile on the subject in a state where she’s become the last Republican in the all-female congressional delegation.
It’s a coordinated Democrat assault on a strong women who fails to share the liberal penchant for draconian gun laws. Were the GOP doing this it would be termed a war on women. The emotional assaults to grab guns are all the liberals have. Let’s point out that many of the people at the town hall, including Lafferty, are not New Hampshire residents, and not Ayotte’s constituents.