Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old shooter who opened fire in Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale airport was yet another shooting where liberals could push for gun control even when the motive was obviously Islamic extremism.
What those who used this tragedy to push for gun control are neglecting is the fact that forty-four states allow the lawful carry of firearms in the common terminal and baggage claim areas of airports. Florida, meanwhile, makes its entire airports off limits even to concealed carry permit holders. The shooter targeted the airport for that reason in particular. Since 1950, all but two mass public shootings have occurred in so-called “gun free” zones.
Anyone who took a look at the shooter’s social media presence would’ve quickly realized his motives.
And now, the FBI finally confirmed the motives. As The Federalist Papers reported:
On Tuesday afternoon, the FBI confirmed the motives of the recent shooting attack at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida. The assailant, Esteban Santiago, claimed to carry out the attack in the name of the Islamic State.
During Santiago’s bond hearing, FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo confirmed that he did carry out the attack in the name of the Islamic State, according to CNN. At this point, it is not yet clear if he is linked with the terrorist group or if it was a lone-wolf, IS-inspired attack like dozens of others that have recently taken place (Nice, France, Berlin, Germany, Orlando, FL, etc.).
JUST IN: Fort Lauderdale airport shooter Esteban Santiago says he carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, FBI says https://t.co/xZOSnXpr1Y
— CNN (@CNN) January 17, 2017
— Sandraن (@SandraTXAS) January 10, 2017
— Hector Feldspar (@harmnun) January 17, 2017
Despite the frequency of attacks like these, Barack Obama has claimed (quite hilariously) with pride that America hasn’t suffered any foreign terrorist attacks during his administration. Notice how he had to add the word “foreign” for that statement to be technically true. I seriously doubt the victims of the San Bernardino, Orlando Pulse nightclub, Fort Hood, Boston, and others really care about the distinction.
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