- The Washington Times - Friday, February 23, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Sen. Kamala Harris, who was named and blasted as a socialist by the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre during his Conservative Political Action Conference speech, fought back on Twitter, vowing the fight to reshape the nation and curb the Second Amendment was just getting started.

This is how the left sees safety and security being achieved — by disarming the law-abiding so that the criminal element has an easier time of it.

How else to interpret the logic?

LaPierre, the chief executive of the NRA, mentioned Harris as one of a list of leftists — of the “new wave of European-style socialists” who’ve “infested” the Democratic Party and demanded policy changes, as Breitbart noted.

He also said this, as The Hill reported: “Socialism is a movement that loves a smear. Racists, misogynists, sexists, xenophobe and more. These are the weapons and vitriol these character assassinations permanently hang on their targets because socialism feeds off manipulated victims.”

Well said. And he roped in the likes of Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker and Rep. Keith Ellison among his list of socialist offenders.

Harris, on Twitter, took umbrage.

“I am not going to be silenced by attacks from the NRA or anyone else — and neither will my Senate colleagues or the students from Stoneman Douglas,” she tweeted, referring to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “It’s time to stand up to the gun lobby and keep our communities safe.”

And then she added this, the no-doubt final nail in the coffin to all gun-related crime and murder and violence ever taking place again in the country: “#NeverAgain.” As if. Well if hashtags really meant anything, here are some back-at-yas for the left: #GoHome. #NoMoreArmedSecurityForPoliticians. #Hypocrites.

Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.


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