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The extreme assault weapon restrictions in Turkey did nothing to prevent a deadly terror attack this week.

The liberal idea that banning “assault” weapons will make the world a safer place has been proven incorrect time and time again.

The latest tragic terrorist attack in the Istanbul airport this week highlights the ill-conceived logic of the leftists.  You see, Turkey, where the attack occurred, has some of the most restrictive laws in the world when it comes to semi-automatic rifles.

“In American leftist lingo, an AK-47, a type of semiautomatic rifle, is an ‘assault weapon.’ AK-47s are completely banned from private possession. That, however, did not keep a terrorist from getting one. And that alone highlights the foolishness of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) pursuit of more gun control following the June 12 Orlando terror attack.

“In fact, the gun controls in Turkey are so strict that a terrorist in position of an AK-47 only highlights what we should have already learned from Chicago–namely, that gun control empowers wicked people, while making law-abiding citizens vulnerable.

“According to The University of Sydney’s GunPolicy.org, Turkey’s gun controls are ‘restrictive.’ In addition to the semiautomatic rifle (“assault weapon”) ban and firearms licensing, Turkey has background checks that are so invasive an applicant undergoes an examination of his ‘criminal, mental health, domestic violence, medical and addiction records.’ If an applicant passes all aspects but a ‘likelihood of family violence’ is discovered, the license is denied.”

The Turkey attack was certainly horrific, and without a doubt puts international Islamic terrorism at the forefront of the global security question, but we mustn’t let the progressives of the world hijack and exploit this tragedy for their own gun-grabbing agenda.

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