Moms Demand Muslim Control

Prior to last Friday, this entire calendar year has basically been an excuse for the media to push gun control legislation. We have been “treated” to a nonstop barrage of the exploitation of tragedy by a media that does not even pretend to objectivity on this issue, and who claim that mass shootings are on the rise in spite of a complete lack of objective evidence to support this claim.

During the course of this nonstop barrage, the media has barely paid even perfunctory notice to the fact that the overwhelming majority of gun owners in America are law abiding citizens who never use their guns for anything other than hunting or self-defense. Sure, they acknowledge the fact in passing, but they invariably conclude that the evil done by the very few irresponsible gun owners justifies treating all guns (and their owners) as Dangerous Things that are worthy of extra scrutiny by the country as a whole. Any person who says otherwise is just an idiot who is fooling themselves for political reasons.


You know what is on the rise, objectively speaking? Mass terror attacks. In fact, 2014 and 2015 have seen an over 500% rise in the incidence of global terror attacks that have killed more than 100 people:

A report released on Monday from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a research center based at the University of Maryland, said the number of strikes killing more than 100 civilians averaged about 4.2 per year between 1978 and 2013. In 2014, that figure skyrocketed more than 500 percent, to 26. In the first half of 2015, START counted 11 more. The majority of the attacks have taken place in Africa and the Middle East.


Here’s a list of the ten deadliest terror attacks this year, all committed by Muslim extremists, and all of which individually resulted in more deaths than all the “mass shootings” in America this year, combined:

Date: Jan. 3
Death Toll: Reports range from 150 to 2,000.
Perpetrator: Boko Haram
Location: Baga, Nigeria

Date: March 20
Death Toll: 137
Perpetrator: Islamic State
Location: Yemen

Date: April 2
Death Toll: At least 147
Perpetrator: Al-Shabab
Location: Kenya

Date: Feb. 4 – 5
Death Toll: At least 91
Perpetrator: Boko Haram
Location: Cameroon

Date: June 25
Death Toll: At least 154
Perpetrator: Islamic State
Location: Syria

Date: June 30 and July 1
Death Toll: At least 145
Perpetrator: Boko Haram
Location: Nigeria

Date: July 17
Death Toll: 120
Perpetrator: Islamic State
Location: Iraq

Date: Aug. 13
Death Toll: At least 76
Perpetrator: Islamic State
Location: Iraq

Date: Sept. 20
Death Toll: At least 80
Perpetrator: Likely Boko Haram
Location: Nigeria

Date: Oct. 31
Death Toll: 224
Perpetrator: Islamic State
Location: Egypt

Some of these, of course, barely rated mention in the American media, and the Roanoke shooting got more coverage than all these events combined, because the victim’s father was a media savvy gun control proponent. But at the end of the day, the indisputable facts are that in the last 18 months, violent Islamic extremists around the globe have committed mass murder with increasing frequency and efficacy.

Now, given the way the media has covered the mass shootings committed in America, you would expect that they would be out there paying lip service to the idea of religious pluralism while at the same time explaining that devoutly religious Muslims as a whole are so dangerous that they still deserve to have laws passed against them, right?

I mean, that makes sense according to the media’s logic, right? Even though all gun owners or even most gun owners aren’t bad, we still have to take precautions against them according to the media. Well, if all or even most Muslims aren’t bad, but SOME are deadly – and much deadlier even than the shootings here – wouldn’t media logic dictate that we should take more precautions against Muslims in this country?

Of course not. Instead they are out there patiently explaining to all us dolts who don’t want huge masses of Syrian refugees moved in next door that the overwhelming majority of them are peaceful and that if one of them turns out not to be and kills a couple hundred people, that’s just the price of being tolerant and open minded, which the media is only too happy to declare that we should pay.

The media’s condescension towards middle America is such a sad and sickening spectacle. They sit in their coastal enclaves with their self-loathing towards the oafish country of their origin and bend over backwards to condemn anyone who might generalize even a little bit about Muslims, even during the middle of a spate of Islam-inspired terror attacks.

Yet when it comes time to show even a fraction of that level of goodwill and understanding towards American gun owners, they are nowhere to be found. When it comes time to tut tut ignorant leftists who generalize about NRA members, they instead tut tut right along with them.

Where, on CNN, is the airtime for the parents of the victims of ISIS, or Boko Haram, or al-Shabab to explain to us all what a menace Islamic extremists are? Where are the brothers and sisters of the beheading victims to call on the President to take strong military action instead of ineffectual half measures that make the problem worse? Where are the Christians who were targeted in Kenya to plead their case about the way they are systematically executed by central African Muslim groups?

Mass killings are on the rise, and it’s time for the U.S. Government to do something. The right target, on the other hand, isn’t lawful gun owners but Muslim extremists.