Saturday, September 13, 2014

Time For The Gun Nuts To Get A Brain

Gun nuts are single purpose voters, and most are under the thrall of the "hard working illegal alien just trying to be an American" meme that pervades the immigration debate.  Apparently the gun nuts think inside every wetback is an American trying to get out.

Hispanics have voted overwhelmingly for the gun grabber Barack Hussein Obama, but few gun nuts are in the immigration fight.  Here is some more bad news for the gun nuts.

The Examiner September 5, 2014 by David Codrea 
Migrant Politician Torres Reflects Shape Of Things To Come For Gun Owner 
It’s frowned on in “progressive” circles to use the term “illegal alien,” with “undocumented immigrant” being a preferred, more politically correct term. The thing is, in the case of Norma Torres, a current California State Senator running for U.S. Congress, the latter would just not apply. 
That’s because Torres, escaping horrible conditions in her native Guatemala, and sent to this country as a child by her father, received a temporary visa. 
She was documented. 
She also, per The Associated Press, “overstayed that visa, but her family helped her obtain legal residency while she was in her teens. She became an American citizen in the months leading up to the 1992 presidential election.” 
The point here is not to render a judgment on nor to debate about any of the admittedly terrible and personally complex circumstances and decisions that elicit natural human sympathies -- it is merely to lay out what happened.

While Codrea appears to "get it" on Hispanics and guns, sort of, he is way off base on the facts.

First, she is not a migrant, she is an illegal immigrant.  Torres entered the United States with a non-immigrant, e.g. tourist, visa in the category B-2, not to escape Guatemala but to enter the United States to live in violation of the terms of that .  Torres' father fraudulently obtained a tourist visa for her.  There was no visa category for leaving the horrible conditions of the country where one lives.  It was fraud from the beginning.  And she should have never been allowed to adjust her status in the United States because of that fraud.  Too bad while opposing Hispanic support for gun control, Codrea makes all the mistakes that gun nuts make about the "American" just wanting to get out of the immigrant.  Torres is not an American by any stretch of the imagination.

This distracts from from Codrea's otherwise trenchant observation that the National Rifle Association needs to get in the immigration fight.  But from what one reads in the gun nut press, there is much work to do in the vineyard of the gun nuts as they are like the Pharisees and the chief priests of the gun rights movement.

[41] They say to him: He will bring those evil men to an evil end; and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, that shall render him the fruit in due season. [42] Jesus saith to them: Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? By the Lord this has been done; and it is wonderful in our eyes. [43] Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation yielding the fruits thereof. [44] And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. [45] And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them.

So, I say unto thee, gun nuts, get with the program!  But there is no American trying to get out, just an enemy.  You risk the vineyard for your fantasy.

1 comment:

countenance said...

GOA has been pounding the immigration issue for the past two years or so.