True to form and character – Hillary Clinton spoke with Chris Cuomo on CNN this morning to discuss the Orlando shooting. Of course she danced around the topic of radical Islam. But as soon as they hit the topic of guns and gun control, she had plenty to say.
Chris Cuomo: One of the criticism’s Obama face is that he won’t use the words “radical Islamic terror.” It seems to be either a fear or protective instinct about protecting the religion.
Do you believe this is radical Islamism, or radical Islamic terror. Will you use those words and if not, why?
HRC: From my perspective, it matters what we do, more than what we say. It mattered that we got Bin Laden, not what name we called him. I have said we face terrorist enemies who use Islam to justify slaughtering innocent people. What I won’t do is to demonize and demagogue and declare war on an entire religion.
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Gun control is NOT the answer – The Boston bombers, Timothy McVey are just two examples of terrorists who did what they had to do to take as many lives as they could.
Orlando should not be used as a platform for gun control, but rather seen as an example of what it is.
This guy was on the FBI watch list TWICE, yet he was able to purchase weapons, legally.
Granted, he had done nothing wrong and had his right to purchase, still, if he had been on the watch list already, should not the purchase of a gun launched a giant red flag to revisit the reasoning he was on the watch list before? Who cares what the ACLU has to say – when it comes to lives and national security – the watch list should account for something!