Threat assessment, it’s something all engaged and responsible gun owners do. You know, you size up threats in your neighborhood, at work, in your city, around the country and in the world.
Who poses the biggest threat? In a localized discussion, you might say it’s the seedy-looking guy down the street that probably sells drugs or the registered sex offender two streets over. In more macro or global terms, you might say it’s the Obama White House and its never-ending quest to roll back the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens or maybe you’d say it’s a failed state like Iraq.
I don’t know, we all see things differently. Speaking of seeing things differently, Conservative author Ann Coulter told Fusion’s Jorge Ramos that immigrants from Mexico are a greater threat to American security than the Islamic State.
“I have a little tip. If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria. If you don’t want to be killed by a Mexican, there’s nothing I can tell you,” Coulter told Ramos.
“Very easy to not be killed by ISIS,” she added. “Don’t fly to Syria.”
Perhaps Coulter isn’t aware of the two ISIS sympathizers were preparing to shoot up citizens outside a “Freedom of Speech Rally” (Draw Muhammad contest) in Garland, Texas, recently. Thankfully, local law enforcement stopped them dead in their tracks — literally.
Nevertheless, Coulter believes that the Mexican culture is one that is cancerous to the U.S.
“There are a lot of problems with that culture,” said Coulter, in reference to Mexico. “Hopefully it can be changed. But we can share our culture with other nations without bringing all of their people here.”
“America is the best in the world. And we are about to lose it,” Coulter continued. “Everyone who lives here is going to lose that.”
There’s no doubt that Coulter says stuff that is designed to be inflammatory and divisive. It’s what helps drive her book sales. But I’m wondering what you think of her comments.
Do you think Mexican immigrants are an existential threat to the well-being of the U.S.?