• Two Reliable — but Despicable — Modern Leftist Responses to Boulder Mass Shooting Atrocity

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    Surge Summary: Prominent Leftist politicians and pundits responded to the egregious Boulder shooting in predictable, despicable ways: blaming “the white man” and going after Americans Constitutionally enshrined right to bear arms.

    by Gary Bauer

    The Left’s False Narratives

    As you know, there was a terrible attack Monday at a Boulder, Colorado, King Soopers grocery store.  Ten people were murdered, including a courageous police officer who ran into the store attempting to save lives.

    Officer Eric Talley leaves behind a wife and seven children.  He is a reminder of what we owe the brave men and women of law enforcement.  Does anyone still want to “defund the police” now?

    But two narratives quickly emerged after the shooting.  Both of them are despicable.

    When a photo of the killer first appeared, leftist race-baiters immediately jumped to the conclusion that this was another white man engaged in mass violence.

    As the hours passed, we learned that the shooter was a Syrian man named Ahmad Alissa.  We also learned he was a Trump-hating, ISIS supporter who regularly accused America of being a racist country.

    Suddenly all the leftist race-baiters attempting to exploit this tragedy to stoke more racial hatred went silent.  Among them was Hemal Jhaveri, who posted, “It’s always an angry white man.  Always.”

    Who is Jhaveri?  She’s USA Today’s race and inclusion editor.  I assume that means it’s her job to make sure that the paper’s writings are free of racism and welcoming to all.  She should be fired for her racism, but I’m not holding my breath.

    Another prominent progressive to comment on the attacks was Meena Harris, Vice President Harris’s niece.  She tweeted, “The Atlanta shooting was not even a week ago. Violent white men are the greatest terrorist threat to our country.”

    She later explained (but didn’t apologize) that she “made an assumption based on . . . the fact that the majority of mass shootings in the U.S. are carried out by white men.”

    Well, Meena, making assumptions based on race is . . . RACISM.  Maybe your aunt can explain that to you sometime.

    The definition of race baiting is stoking racial discord for political gain.  That’s exactly what the left is doing.  It’s being used to not only stoke fear and hatred of white people, it’s also being used to stoke fear and hatred of the United States.  And now our enemies, like communist China, are using the left’s rhetoric for the same purpose.

    The Assault On The Second Amendment

    The second despicable thing that happened occurs after every criminal use of firearms.  The gun-grabbers on the left immediately insisted that it be harder for law-abiding Americans to own a gun.

    President Joe Biden said he would act immediately, perhaps through executive action, to restrict your rights to defend your family.  Senate Democrats once again threatened to change Senate rules in order to ram through more limits to our Second Amendment rights.

    The reality is that gun ownership grew rapidly in 2020 because Americans saw mobs running rampant in our major cities while progressive politicians handcuffed our police.  People of all races rushed to buy firearms to protect their families.

    Murder rates in major American cities have spiked to levels not seen in decades.  But all the left has to offer is “defund the police” and more limits on your right to self-defense.

    Leftists need to stop demonizing the police, and they need to read the Constitution that guarantees us the right to keep and bear arms.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally Posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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