2016/06/13/Six questions we should ask after Orlando
- when: 2016/06/13
- author: Danielle Pletka
- source: American Enterprise Institute
- topics: Pulse Massacre US/domestic terrorism
- link: https://www.aei.org/publication/six-questions-we-should-ask-after-orlando/
- title: Six questions we should ask after Orlando
- summary: The questions:
- 1) Are there more home-grown terrorists than we realize?
- 2) Are lone wolves avoidable?
- 3) Why guns?
- 4) Who can buy a gun?
- 5) Why a gay nightclub?
- 6) Should we bar all Muslims?
Question #1 seems to be clearly priming people for more "security" measures; this is reinforced by their answer to #4, which suggests that both smaller government and more unilateral power to the US Department of Homeland Security would improve matters.
Their answer to question #2 draws the obvious connection to religious extremism, but points solely to Islam as the source of such extremism -- despite the majority of domestic terror incidents being perpetrated by extremist Christians. (To be fair, their answer to #6 softens this a bit.)
Their answer to #3 tries to obfuscate the need for gun control by emphasizing the (gun-lobby misinterpretation of the) 2nd Amendment and tossing in the idea that maybe gun control advocates are themselves trying to sow dissent.
- 2016-06-14 Newsweek Six Questions About the Orlando Massacre
|Author||Danielle Pletka +|
|Page type||Link +|
|Site||American Enterprise Institute +|
|Thing type||Article +|
|Title||Six questions we should ask after Orlando +|
|Title/short||Six questions we should ask after Orlando +|
|Topic||Pulse Massacre + and US/domestic terrorism +|
|When posted||13 June 2016 +|
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