Tamerlan Tsarnaev memorialized at Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally
An event held yesterday in Concord, New Hampshire by out-of-state supporters of Mike Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement turned ugly when a 2nd Amendment activist (who was protesting the event) was arrested. But buried in the Union Leader story was an arguably more interesting nugget.
During the rally, supporters of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns read the names of those “killed with guns” since the Dec. 14 Newtown shootings — and Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s name was memorialized among the names of the dead. (Tsarnaev, of course, was killed in a police shootout.)Someone, please, tell me that this is incorrect. Please tell me that the MAIG - a group that has more members in jail than any state's 2A advocacy group - didn't actually list Tamerlan Tsarnaev as someone killed by gun violence. Please. Please tell me that they're not this deluded - or think we are that f**king stupid. I mean, say what you want, the guy shot at cops and attempted to blow them up with homemade explosives. In any damn country in the world that'll get you killed by the police.
Were they just padding their numbers? Do they collect raw lists of names of everyone killed by a firearm regardless of cause? Did NO ONE in the entire group stop for one second and think that, gee, maybe we might leave off the name of a terrorist from this list? It's not like "Tamerlan Tsarnaev" is a common name, either - this wasn't John Smith here. That no one caught it means they're grossly incompetent; if, instead, they decided to include it anyways, they are deceitful and downright evil.
You really have to wonder, don't you? "Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence" and all that - it is quite possible that someone was handed a giant list of names of people killed since Newtown and told to cull all the "gunshot" or "firearm" cause of death, and no one even looked at the list. With this group, though, we cannot rule out malice. These are people that will straight-up lie if it suits them - remember, they think they're doing something for the nebulous "greater good". It would not surprise me in the least if they got a list of names of people killed, thought it wasn't shocking enough, so they tossed in police shootings as well.
Lumping in a terrorist killed while actively trying to murder police officers with victims of predatory violence is simply inexcusable. Is MAIG lumping in every person killed by a police officer? Do their numbers for "gun violence" include all people shot by police? You know, like the 9 bystanders shot by NYPD at the Empire State building or the two women gunned down by the LAPD? How dare they include people shot by police officers when every single bill proposed with their blessing has exclusions for law enforcement. Raw, naked hypocrisy on display here, folks.
Not that we would expect anything else from these jackals, mind you.
That is all.