Hillary Clinton revealed more of her plan to defeat ISIS in a speech at the University of Minnesota, and it featured gun control and political correctness. Not exactly the strategy Americans had in mind.
“Shallow slogans don’t add up to a strategy. Promising to carpet bomb until the desert glows doesn’t make you sound strong — it makes you sound like you’re in over your head,” Clinton said. “Bluster and bigotry are not credentials for becoming commander-in-chief.”
… “We must all stand up against offensive, inflammatory, hateful, anti-Muslim rhetoric,’ Clinton said. “These Americans might be our first, last and best defense against homegrown radicalization and terrorism.”
… But some of her biggest applause lines came when Clinton directly connected terrorism and the need for gun control. Acknowledging that Republicans would disagree with her, Clinton said it was simple: “Terrorists use guns to kill Americans. I think we should make it harder for them from to do that.”
Saying “the phrase ‘active shooter’ should not be one we have to teach our children,” Clinton said, “It defies common sense that Republicans in Congress refuse to make it harder for potential terrorists to buy guns.”
It’s amazing how passionate Democrats like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton can sound when they are attacking Republicans and talking about gun control. If only they could get that fired up about defeating radical Islam.
“Gun control” as a political issue is, and always has been, more about control than about guns. Because whether Hillary admits it or not, the reality is that bad guys don’t follow laws. Members of ISIS are not going to suddenly stop shooting at Americans because Congress passed a law telling them not to buy guns.
It’s impossible to have a winning strategy to defeat ISIS until we all admit that the problem isn’t guns. The problem is radical Islam.