On Saturday, London became the latest city to face another terror attack. A white van drove down the London Bridge around 10 p.m. GMT, hitting several pedestrians. Three men armed with knives exited the van, attacking civilians in the Borough Market area. Police quickly responded, killing the suspects within ten minutes of the men leaving the vehicle. As of this writing, 7 people are dead and 48 are wounded.
It was a horrific event which President Trump would exploit to spread fear, push his Muslim ban, and attack the mayor of London.
“You cannot invade mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” This quote is attributed to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto during World War II, and is often repeated by gun advocates as to why the Japanese never invaded the U.S. It’s also bullshit.
There is no record of Admiral Yamamoto saying this, which means extreme gun advocates are in need of an authentic quote for their latest social media memes. Thankfully, I have one in mind.
Last week, Andy Hallinan, the store owner of Florida Gun Supply, declared his business to be a “Muslim-free zone” via a Youtube video. “I will not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots,” Hallinan tells viewers as he sits in front of a Confederate battle flag. This is how they keep it classy in the 352.
Andy, you may want to re-think your policy, because you’re focusing on the wrong demographic when it comes to domestic terror attacks.