Nigerian Massacre Enabled by Same ‘Laws’ Being Demanded for U.S.

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents react to the news that Nigeria imposes “commonsense gun safety laws” on its citizens. (Nigeria National Portal Page/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Gunmen murdered dozens of congregants during Mass at a Catholic Church in Ondo state, Nigeria on Sunday,” Fox News reports. “The attackers used explosives and firearms in their assault on St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, killing more than 50, according to reports. The gunmen also reportedly took the church’s priest hostage and he remains unaccounted for.”

The slaughtered were defenseless as a matter of law.

“In Nigeria, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law,” the GunPolicy.org entry for Nigeria documents. For those not familiar with that resource, it’s a project of the Sydney School of Public Health, and while of a decidedly anti-gun bent, nonetheless provides instructive and useful compilations of gun laws from around the globe.

“[C]ivilians are not allowed to possess machine-guns, military rifles and handguns … private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons [and] private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is prohibited,” the site advises. Add to that licensing, background checks and registration for what they are allowed to own, a prohibition on concealed carry, and stiff criminal penalties for gun law violations, and Nigeria is one of those places where not only are the “law-abiding” at an extreme disadvantage but also a place that has enacted many of the same “commonsense gun safety laws” the Democrats are now furiously trying to impose on Americans.

Unsurprisingly, the murderers who carried out the slaughter weren’t slowed down for an instant by the citizen disarmament edicts. So who were they?

“Adeyemi Olayemi, a lawmaker in Ondo, said the attack was believed to have been carried out by ethnic Fulani terrorists, sometimes referred to as bandits, who have staged relentless attacks predominantly in northern Nigeria but also in other parts of the country,” the U.K.’s The Guardian speculates. Fulani?

“The Plateau Peace Conference held in 2004 officially recognized 54 different ‘ethnic nationalities [indigenous to] the State,’ plus a number of ‘other major Nigerian ethnic nationalities resident in the State”, i.e. ‘settlers’ there, namely Fulanis …” a Nigeria Research Network/University of Oxford study documents.

So, nomadic “immigrants”?  And 99% Muslims? Ethnic “tensions” notwithstanding, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, from whose name the authoritarian military regime term “Buharism” was derived after he took power in a coup d’état, “was born to a Fulani family.” Apparently, last time out, he won the election fair and square, ousting incumbent violence monopolist Goodluck Jonathan.

For its part, The Hill mentions a different group.

“Nigeria, which is Africa’s most populous country with 206 million people, has grappled for over a decade with an insurgency in the northeast by Islamic extremist rebels of Boko Haram and its offshoot, the Islamic State West Africa Province. The extremists, who have killed more than 35,000 people by a U.N. count, are fighting to establish Shariah law and to stop Western education.”

Perhaps it’s six of one, half-a-dozen of the other as far as the victims are concerned. From the Hudson Institute, in an article by Michael Nwankpa Director, Centre for African Conflict and Development:

“Many Nigerians no longer distinguish between Fulani herders and Boko Haram, seeing both as a singular terrorist front whose sole aim is to Islamize Nigeria.”

As an aside, it’s curious that supposedly “right-wing” Fox News neglected to mention any of these connections. Perhaps they fear if they do, they’ll be accused of intolerance or some such as if they aren’t tarred with the “hater” brush regardless of whatever kowtowing to the left they do. As is, the cultural Marxists are pressuring advertisers to “stop funding Fox’s lies, deadly disinformation, and extremist right-wing violence.”

It’s also curious that warnings from years ago continue to be ignored and suppressed. From The Christian Post in 2013:

“Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has told U.S. lawmakers that Christians in Nigeria are an endangered species, and that it has now become ‘open season’ on Christians in the African nation. CAN’s president told lawmakers that the most troubling development is that Islamists have begun targeting not only churches, but also schools – firing into classrooms when children are in attendance.”

Not addressing the slaughter at the Catholic church in Nigeria on either its Twitter or Facebook feeds at this writing is the Council on Islamic American Relations. Instead, CAIR has put out an Action Alert to have its members lobby the House and Senate for Nigerian-style “gun control” laws, including:

  • Raise the purchasing age for semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21
  • Ban the import, sale, manufacture, transfer or possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines, although existing magazines are ‘grandfathered’ in
  • Require existing bump stocks be registered under the National Firearms Act and bar the manufacture, sale, or possession of new bump stocks for civilian use
  • Amend the definition of ‘ghost guns’ to require background checks on all sales, as the ATF is trying to do through rulemaking
  • Beef up federal criminal penalties for gun trafficking and ‘straw purchases’; and,
  • Establish new requirements for storing guns at home – especially with minors present – while providing tax credits for storage devices.

“In a 2018 survey of over 1,250 Muslim voter households, CAIR found overwhelming support (93%) for requiring background checks for all gun sales and for other increased safety reforms to gun laws,” we are assured.

And standing shoulder-to-shoulder with CAIR is the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is telling Congress:

“We support a total ban on assault weapons and limitations on civilian access to high-capacity weapons and ammunition magazines … We also support measures that control the sale and use of firearms, such as universal background checks for all gun purchases. We ask that Congress pass a federal law to criminalize gun trafficking. This is of particular importance since the United States not only suffers from domestic gun violence but is a major international exporter of weapons. Finally, the USCCB also supports recent proposals to set a more appropriate minimum age for gun ownership, and to ban ‘bump stocks.’”

A passage from Mark comes to mind.

There’s no word yet if the Vatican will be melting down the Swiss Guards’ arsenal, or if any of the Islamist factions vying for dominance will be leading by example.

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About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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JIAZ

“David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head”.
1 Samuel 17

Old Saying:
“You can pray all you want, but eventually David had to pick up a stone and ACT against Goliath”.

Wild Bill

I like that. I’m stealing it! 😉

Russn8r

Check it out. -4 to -1. The Bots hate us both. They just hate me more. 🙂

Russn8r

Beautiful.

BigJim

I have a new title for the main photo,
“Matthew McConaughey says to Boco Haram: ‘lay down your arms!’

Mack

David,

Excellent analysis of Nigerian atrocities.

These harsh truths make clear everything the gun-haters say here about gun control is a lie.

God gives man the right to be weaponized.

Those who would seek disarmament are just as evil as those who murder.

Thou shall not bear false witness.

Russn8r

Dems & RINOs want to import Nigerian “gun controls”, but they especially want to import tens of millions of members of the “Religion of Peace” from countries like Nigeria where those laws are exploited to disarm and kill Christians. “Cheap Labor” Uber Alles!

Arny

Exactly how many lives are lost due to immigration ?

Bigfootbob

I cannot believe you uttered such a statement. Here’s probably the most well known life lost to illegal immigration, strike that, illegal invasion from what used to be our southern border.

https://www.kcra.com/article/time-served-2015-san-francisco-pier-killing-kate-steinle/40212594

There’s hundreds of other examples, not to mention all the rapes and assaults perpetrated by illegals. Of course you know that…

Wild Bill

Yes, Kate Steinle murdered by illegal alien felon with a stolen federal government pistol.

swmft

and the answer is one american life lost is too many no un vetted immigrants should be accepted

Rowboat

That Mexican POS was acquitted by a jury in San Francisco because he said that he was shooting at sea lions, so it was an accident and that he “found “ the gun ( which was stolen from a Government LEOs car) . He was previously deported 5 TIMES !!!

swmft

shoot him back across the boarder with a cannon

CourageousLion

And then to top it off we had “Fast and Furious” supplying weapons to drug cartels that used them to shoot our border patrol agents. And what about the 350+ THOUSAND M4’s that Chairman Xiden gave the Taliban?

Tionico

first example that came to my mind instantly. In a “sanctuary city” that coddles and protects, thus are complicit in the harms, a male here in violation of several laws,protected by the city of SF, steals a careless US Gummit agen’t duty gun, discharges it carelessly and an innocent woman dies. No consequences befall the careless Fed agent who allowed his piece to be taken, no signficant conseqeunces befall the gun thief/killer. Fmily have to deal with the loss of their family member. Life moves on…. sort of. In MY economy the louts promoting the “sanctuary” staus of San Francisco… Read more »

Laddyboy

Interpretation: What is the EXACT NUMBER of INNOCENT LIVES who are WANTONLY MURDERED by these ILLEGAL INVADERS coming across the American Southern Border?
American Citizens and LAW ABIDING/SUPPORTING People WANT the DemoKKKrats to STOP the SLAUGHTER!!!!
CLOSE the Southern Border till this INVASION IS HALTED!! INCARCERATE the HANDLERS, Government employees, NGOs and TRANSPORTERS of these ILLEGAL CRIMINALS!!

jack mac

Arny, our current government or news media will not let the true number of murders or other crimes committed by illegal MIGRANTS be known. Eminence harm is being done to our society by the mere presents of such a mass of invading MIGRANTS. They are even getting priority to the critical shortage of our critically needed baby food.

swmft

they dissarm because they want to murder and dont want to risk their own life

Jonesy

Yup, just like the near history of the Taliban

Rip

All of these laws, if enacted in the US, will do nothing to stop or even slow the homicide rate in America. The Brady Bill, that passed in1994, was a absolute failure regarding lowering homicides by firearms. The rate has stayed the same, or increased every year since. All these a laws do is take away the right of law-abiding citizen to defend themselves when events like this occur. Only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. The police are reactionary after the event occurs. The 2nd amendment guarantees the right for American… Read more »

swmft

and police are not required to protect your life just solve crimes

CourageousLion

And they are a dismal failure at solving them.

Tionico

“all the better to control you, my dear”. this is NOT an accident. We’ve all read (or shoud have)about how the Bolsheviks overtook Russia in the late nineteen tens, then Hitler did it starting in Germany then throughout the rest of Europe (England narrowly surviving without “illegal” help, then, “fter” the war to end all wars, the Russkies overran the eatern parts of Europe (whilst WE sat back and watched them, cheering them on), Now the mozzies are doing the same EVERY TIME a precursor to total domination by force of arms was to disarm the common citizen. That was… Read more »

Arny

It’s funny no one wants to address the immigration issue that could have saved the lives of the children in Tx. How about shutting that down before thinking about trying to take my rights. It may be healthier for all.

Laddyboy

Immigrants who enter America CORRECTLY — ARE WELCOME! Those CRIMINALS who are INVADING America ARE NOT WELCOMED! DemoKKKrat commies, STOP THE INVASION and ILLEGAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING YOU ARE DOING!!!

Wild Bill

Another Biden handler policy making the cartels rich and tax paying American workers poor.

The Crimson Pirate

How does Uvalde have anything to do with immigration? Ramos was born and raised in Uvalde TX as were his parents and grandparent? He was American.

CourageousLion

It may have saved the lives of the illegals in the classroom. but the guy who did it wasn’t an illegal immigrant.

Tionico

Arny you are singing to the choir, and the ones holding the puppet strings are ignoring you.

Hazcat

Important news and facts that the general US populace will never hear because of ‘narrative’.

CourageousLion

Say all “law abiding” (read ass kissing) citizens turned in their guns. That would leave the GANGS such as the ones that killed those people in Nigeria to do what they want and the OTHER GANGS run by the government to do whatever they want. Gee I can see it now…repeats of WACO all over the country by the thousands. What fun it will be to actually live in a real life Call of Duty video game…

swmft

how many bad actors can you shoot ? first thing I would do convert every thing to select fire and build a slide fed rocket launcher basically 4 barreled Gatling gun with rpgs made a test receiver some years back it can be done

CourageousLion

I’ve heard a local National Guardsman who has access to the armory say that if the SHTF with some of this that he’s going to open the doors to the people of the county. LOL! I’ll be THAT will happen more then the psychos in power would hope for!

john

There is always treachery at hand from both political parties What I am looking for is a reasonable way to keep firearms out of the hands of evil people. That others know about who have a history of evil violent criminal history as a child or a teenager. This should happen in the simple background check the problem is if you were a arrested and charged as a child or a teen the court seals your records. Some say it would not be fair to rule that a person charged as a child who committed a violent crime should have… Read more »

Russn8r

“reasonable way to keep guns from evil people”

There’s no way to do that. No way to even try without infringing good people’s rights.

Murderers don’t obey laws.

The USA has 100s of millions of guns; if anyone not in custody wants guns, they’ll get guns, despite background checks, red flag etc.

What about gasoline & other tools?

Focusing on guns while leaving evil people free to roam, with access to gas, matches, cars etc is the enemy’s game plan, enemy’s assumptions.

NO COMPROMISE

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john

I would never want to remove the rights of any law binding American . Yes guns are not the problem the world is full of them and they are easy to come by on the streets. I do believe it is our community that needs to change the focus That is how the anti gun folks continue it is never about the facts it how their side altars & presents the facts . Most folks will not agree here and understand that /// some people should never have access to guns. Criminals are just that some worse than others. mentally… Read more »

Laddyboy

AGREED!

Laddyboy

AGREED!

Tionico

there is only one way to keep guns out of the hands of known evil people. Put them in a place where there ARE no guns.
In case anyone is a tad slow on running the calculus, I mean put them behind bars.

GomeznSA

Tio – some of them need to be ‘under’ the bars. Case in point – a college friend was murdered by an escaped con. He tried to rape her and she fought back which enraged him so much that he not only killed her but cut her up into several pieces. His original crime? Murder. He was finally caught and sentenced to be executed, that took some twenty YEARS to get done. BTW, she was a school teacher, who knows what student she might have educated to become the doctor who cured cancer.

john

Parents want answers to a problem that has affected their family with such horror a lost child to a evil person hell bent on killing others. Maybe Nancy Pelosi should really read the affordable care act to understand just what they have done. “WE WILL READ IT AFTER WE PASS IT” The fact is that Obama care protects gun owners from doctors indiscretions about asking if you own a gun. As with any law there are ways around most issues. Below is some interesting reading which might just be more confusing. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/m15-2905 January 2013 White House announcement that, to “protect… Read more »