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With a name like Campaign for Human Rights, you’d think a group would be in favor of, you know, human rights.
Well, you’d be wrong. You see, the Campaign for Human Rights is an LGBT-focused group that doesn’t care about any “rights” but those that adhere to Leftist ideology. The group’s more likely to call for restricting speech than support free speech, for example.
The group also wants lawmakers to completely disregard the right to be armed.
Wednesday, June 12, marks the third year since the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub left 49 people dead and 53 wounded. At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. It remains the largest targeted attack against the LGBTQ community to date.
Except, there’s evidence that the shooter just googled “night club” and Pulse was the first hit. While it’s understandable that people believed the patrons were targeted because they were gay, there’s evidence to suggest that they weren’t.
Not that an LGBT group that makes its existence off of claiming persecution in the West would acknowledge the existence of such evidence.
Anyway, it continues:
In the aftermath of the tragedy, concerned citizens and advocates for commonsense gun violence prevention measures looked toward their elected representatives for help. None came.
Meanwhile, the shootings have continued.
Since June 12, 2016, more than 100,000 people have been killed by gun violence in the U.S. Despite numerous proposals and legislative efforts by lawmakers to pass measures to stop the bloodshed, no major gun violence prevention legislationhas been signed into law since 1994.
It isn’t for lack of trying.
Various members have introduced bipartisan legislation to ban bump stocks, temporarily keep guns away from people who might be dangerous and strengthen background checks.
But none have been signed into law.
Long story short, the Campaign for Human Rights wants to infringe on your human rights.
That’s right; for those new to Bearing Arms, the Second Amendment is a human right. Being armed is a human right. Having the ability to defend yourself against an attacker is a human right.
Calling for gun control means you’ve decided that human rights don’t exist unless you approve of them.
Nevermind that if LGBT individuals are likely to be targeted for violence, the best thing in the world to prevent that violence is for the LGBT community to be armed. They don’t understand that if a single patron inside the Pulse nightclub had been armed, the results may well have been very, very different that tragic night.
No, they call for curtailing a human right, all because they don’t like it. It makes them feel icky.
Well, I actually stand for human rights. I defend people’s right to say things that disgust me. I defend people’s rights to practice religions I may disagree with. I defend people’s rights to be safe from unreasonable search and seizure, despite finding out they are among the most disgusting human beings imaginable.
And yes, I support the right for people to keep and bear arms.
I don’t lose a moment of sleep over this, either, because I understand that it’s far better to have a society that respects human rights–all human rights–than to allow the camel’s nose under the tent. Once you start picking and choosing which rights should exist, it’s only a matter of time before some right you value disappears, and I’m not about to stand by and let that happen.
The Campaign for Human Rights, however, will. It’ll celebrate it. It’ll probably call it a great victory, so long as the restrictions run one way and not the other.
There’s a word for that. Hypocrisy.