Every now and then, liberals find themselves faced with a choose between the lesser of two evils. One of the most famous examples of this conundrum came in 2014, when a lesbian in Toronto demanded that a Muslim barber cut her hair, leaving the Left to stew over whose rights were the most expendable. (See also a transgender “woman” suing a salon because a Muslim employee refused to wax “her” testicles.)
Recently Democrats in Congress found themselves confronted with yet another unenviable choice: whether to allow the proliferation of guns in the U.S. or to permit law enforcement to cooperate with ICE. Last week, they made their decision, as noted by Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz:
Democrats in the Judiciary Committee just voted against notifying ICE when an illegal alien fails a background check to buy a gun. They hate ICE so much that they’d keep ICE in the dark when illegals try to get guns!
Democrats in the Judiciary Committee just voted against notifying ICE when an illegal alien fails a background check to buy a gun. They hate ICE so much that they'd keep ICE in the dark when illegals try to get guns! pic.twitter.com/WIkUDsW6FJ
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) February 13, 2019
On the one hand, refusal to cooperate with ICE has been shown to potentially deadly. It was only by the grace of God that no one was killed by the illegal alien arrested for drunken driving last March after being tipped off about an ICE raid by far-left Oakland, Calif. Mayor Libby Schaaf.
On the other hand, in 2018 a record number of illegal aliens tried to purchase firearms in the U.S., which, like their status here, is a crime. From the Washington Examiner:
The FBI this year has barred a record number of cases of illegal immigrants from buying guns, according to a new report of background checks.
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System listed 7,836,600 “illegal/unlawful alien” as of 2018.
That number has been increasing in recent years.
Of those, some 3,300 were denied in fiscal year 2017.
Illegal immigrants rank at the top of those on the FBI’s “prohibited category.”
Think about this for a minute. Liberals are dead-set against American citizens lawfully owning firearms but have no problem with illegally aliens unlawfully acquiring such weapons.