“Now, this brings me to the other reason I wanted to come here today. I know that in law-abiding gun-owning communities across our country, this is a time of concern and, frankly, a time of some fear. Like all Americans, you’re worried about the threat of terrorism. But on top of that, as gun-owners and NRA members, you also have another concern — and that is your entire community so often is targeted or blamed for the violent acts of the very few.”
President Barack Hussein Obama, February 3, 2016
Barack Hussein Obama spoke those words (at a mosque in Baltimore that is under FBI surveillance) but instead of “law-abiding gun-owning communities” and “gun-owners and NRA members,” he said “Muslim communities” and “Muslim-Americans,” respectively. And what I find fascinating is the disconnect between his (and almost all progressive liberals’) understanding that it is wrong to condemn all Muslims based on the violent actions of a tiny minority, but their willingness, even eagerness, to condemn all law-abiding gun-owners based on the actions of a tiny minority who aren’t even allowed to own firearms in the first place (it is a violation of federal law for any felon—and the majority of homicides are committed by repeat offenders—to “possess, ship, transport, or receive any firearm or ammunition”).
Sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander, unless you’re a progressive liberal.