One could conclude the fight over gun control in the United States has turned ugly.
In the wake of Omar Mateen’s terrorist rampage in Orlando, which left 49 dead and scores injured, Democrats in Congress have turned away from calling for an end to ISIS, and turned their attention once again to banning guns. But Monday, four gun control measures failed to pass in the Senate.
One measure which failed to pass was a law preventing suspected terrorists on federal terrorist watch lists from being able to purchase firearms. Even though two of those proposals came from Republicans, the Democrats have apparently pounced on their Republican colleagues.
Semantically speaking, the words Democrats are choosing appear to equate Republicans with enabling ISIS. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., tweeted:
As Megyn Kelly said, Democrats are now saying Republicans “want to give guns to ISIS.”
Dana Loesch, author of the book Flyover Nation, met with Kelly on The Kelly File Monday. Loesch said the fight in Congress is over due process — how someone gets placed on the terror watch list or the no-fly list — and how someone gets off the list once placed on it.
“This administration was the one and the DOJ, Eric Holder, they were the ones who actually armed drug cartels. They walked guns across the border (with Mexico) under the program Fast and Furious. So, if they want to have that conversation. We can have that conversation,” Loesch said.
Loesch also pointed out the federal watch lists are filled with errors. She said her father-in-law was on the list, as well as a Boy Scout, and Fox News’ own Stephen Hayes was on the list.
She claims the reason why the gun control measures failed was because of due process, not a fanciful claim from Democrats that Republicans want to arm ISIS.