Krauthammer: Obama 'Refuses to Understand' Gun Control Won't Stop ISIS

Posted: Jun 14, 2016 8:30 AM

Despite the fact that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen called police to pledge allegiance to ISIS during the attack, President Obama failed to mention ‘Islam,’ ‘Muslim,’ or ‘Islamic terror’ in his address to the nation about the massacre. What we did hear, however, was a push for more gun control, as that seems to be the Left’s panacea to any and all shootings. 

“The shooter was apparently armed with a handgun and a powerful assault rifle. This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub. And we have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be. And to actively do nothing — that's a decision, too," Obama said on Sunday.

It’s precisely this mentality that is helping the terror group continue to grow, Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News Monday.

“I think there's one thing here that the president refuses to understand and I think it's because of the failure of his policy. The way to defeat and to prevent these things is not gun control and it is not the FBI investigating. Yes, to some extent that will mitigate it. In a country this size, with so many people as potential targets of investigation, unless you want to create a police state, there is no way that you can prevent,” he said.

The one and only way to defeat the terror group, Krauthammer added, is the Osama bin Laden theory.

“Ultimately the only way to decrease recruitment is not with logic, not with argument, not with really clever programmers who know how to do Twitter,” he continued. “It is by defeating the jihadists or showing them in retreat. These movements only grow when they have a sense of inevitability and growth. Once they are in retreat people stop recruiting. You’re not going to die in a suicide attack for a movement that is not advancing. And that means attacking ISIS where it is.”