The agency that lost Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen's accomplice wife has declared war on the Second Amendment. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said today:
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that a gun is “an instrument of terrorism” and that “sensible gun control consistent with the 2nd Amendment” is “a matter of homeland security.”
“I believe that sensible gun control consistent with the 2nd Amendment and consistent with a responsible gun owner’s right to own a gun is a matter of homeland security,” Johnson told the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a question from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on whether it was “a significant security vulnerability” that terrorists can get “powerful firearms” and whether this is being exploited by those who would harm us.
“When you look at what happened in Orlando and you look at what happened in San Bernardino and the weapons used there by what appeared to have been ISIL-inspired terrorists, I believe that we should face the fact that we need to make it harder for terrorists to get a gun in this country,” Johnson said.
Johnson wants to penalize law-abiding Americans for the actions of unvetted terrorists like Tashfeen Malik whom he recklessly allowed into the county.
The right to own a firearm is not a matter of homeland security, it's a matter of private, personal security. Being that firearms are used in defense over two million instances annually makes them an instrument of defense, not terror. The incompetency shown by the federal government in allowing the Tsarnaevs on welfare while under surveillance, losing track of Nadir Soofi, Mohammed Brown, screwing up Dylann Roof's background check, not following up on tips regarding Jared Loughner, and more, this level of incompetency is an "instrument of terror."