(PatriotWise.com)- Far-left squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not the brightest person in Congress. She studied economics in college, makes the standard $174,000 pay of a politician and yet is still a socialist. But most recently her wits were on full display last week when she attempted to tie gun manufacturers to domestic terrorists.
Two gun manufacturers testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee last week, maintaining that they played no part in mass shootings. Sandy Cortez displayed a 2017 ad by manufacturer Daniel Defense where a shooter had a tattoo of a Valknot, “a Norse symbol that has become increasingly popular among far-right and white supremacist groups such as the Proud Boys, the boogaloo boys, and the Oath Keepers,” according to the very independent media outlet The Independent.
Cortez then showed another image of the January 6 “QAnon Shaman” pictured with the Valknot tattoo on his chest. CEO Marty Daniel told the New York representative that he was not aware of the symbols and did not participate in advertising. He also said that the mass shootings around the country were a ‘‘local problem that should be addressed locally,’’ pointing to the fact that mass shootings were not a problem decades ago when guns were virtually the same.
“Mass shootings were all but unheard-of just a few decades ago,” Mr Daniel said. “So what changed? Not the firearms. They are substantially the same as those manufactured over 100 years ago.”
Cortez then turned to CEO Christopher Killoy of Ruger Firearms. She asked him whether he would denounce the gun industry’s marketing directed at domestic terror threats. Showing him an ad of a Palmetto rifle, Mr. Killoy told the radical socialist that he’d “never seen that ad before, I didn’t know what it was tied to. I am not an expert in that field.”
In another stunning display of intelligence, New York representative Carolyn Maloney made the claim that gun manufacturers were marketing their weapons to young men who wanted to prove their manliness.
‘‘These companies used disturbing sales tactics—including marketing deadly weapons as a way for young men to prove their manliness and selling guns to mass shooters on credit—while failing to take even basic steps to monitor the violence and destruction their products have unleashed,’’ she said in a statement.