Sorry Right-Wing Media But Gun-Snatching Bill Clinton Did Not Cause DC Navy Yard Shooting
As often happens when tragedy strikes in America, particularly in the shooting spree genre, we have noticed a thing that also happens. We have noticed that the right-wing gun fetish mythical meme machine is way fast and way good at coming out with reasons that gun-control is of course always to blame and the only reason anyone gets killed in shooting sprees at all is because they didn’t have their own gun at the ready. Because if everyone always had a gun, in their hand at all times we guess, someone showing up at your work or school or movie theater, and full on sneak-attack unloading an automatic weapon at you and your co-workers, or students, or fellow theater goers, would be no prob. That’s just common sense. And this week’s funtimes tragedy at the DC naval yard was just another time when the unarmed were overtaken. So, who to blame? Why, it’s Bill Clinton, of course!
It hasn’t always been the case that only MPs can carry firearms on U.S. military bases. A mere twenty years ago, “gun free zones” made their way to these facilities under the watch of President Bill Clinton.
According to a Washington Times editorial written days after the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on soldiers at Fort Hood, one of Clinton’s first acts upon taking office… was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases.
Hmmm, one of his “first” acts you say? When would that be, Washington Times? Oh here it is, March 12, 1993, a mere 50 days after President Clinton was sworn into office for the first time. Damn that guy was fast! He must have had a massive hard on for those military people’s guns, and luckily, the congress Clinton had to work with was always on his side and did everything he said immediately. Or not, maybe?