Here Comes The Blame Game: Ilhan Omar Wants To 'Confront The NRA' Over Virginia Beach Shooting

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Posted: Jun 01, 2019 3:47 PM
Here Comes The Blame Game: Ilhan Omar Wants To 'Confront The NRA' Over Virginia Beach Shooting

Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Once she received news of the shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) took to Twitter to blame "the epidemic of gun violence" on the National Rifle Association. Apparently the NRA's so-called "power" is to blame for the tragedy.

NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch had a few, very valid questions for Omar:

And who better to jump in and blame the NRA than Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts?

Sounds like Omar missed the memo: the gunman purchased his legally. He went through a background check, the very same background check anti-gunners are continually saying don't take place. The gunman had nothing in his background, as far as we know, to indicate that he would carry out this kind of attack. Not only that but suppressors (or "silencers" as gun control advocates like to call them) are already regulated. People have to pay a $200 fee, file an application, go through a background check, wait nine months to a year and then maybe they'll get approved for one. They want a ban on "high-capacity" magazines but that didn't stop other mass shootings from taking place in gun control heavy states, like California. 

Gun control advocates like to blame the NRA for shootings but they forget one thing: the NRA is made up of 5 million members, 5 million law-abiding gun owners. We're moms, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles. We also support other pro-gun groups who protect the Second Amendment. People like Omar are taking aim at gun owners as a whole, not just an organization, when they say they want to "confront the NRA's power." It means they hate the Second Amendment and those in Congress who work to protect it.