Dakota L. Meyer is a United States Marine Corps veteran. He is the recipient of the Medal of Honor, which is the highest honor given by the military. He received the medal for actions during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Meyer humbly believes that he did what any other Marine would have done, but the military believes his actions were extraordinary.
Meyer is in the news again when he responded to a claim that ISIS “appreciates” the work of the National Rifle Association. Eric Levitz published an article titled “ISIS Appreciated the NRA’s Work,” on the New York Magazine’s website. He claims that ISIS likes the stance of the NRA concerning its stance on background checks at gun shows. He also suggested that “gun shows are a significant security threat because terrorists can use them to buy weapons to use against innocent American citizens.
Dakota Meyer discussed the New York Magazine article on the Fox News Channel.
“Well, first off, I mean, how much lower can a journalist fall to be taking, using ISIS as their credible source, right? … I think it’s ridiculous. Once again, the media is going out and they’re using their First Amendment to try to go after the Second Amendment, by not looking at the facts.
Here’s the facts of the whole thing of it. … Right, you look at San Bernardino. Right? In California out there, they have … restricted AR-15s. You got [to] have a background check on every single weapon. You have to register all your weapons out there. You have a waiting period – all these things they want to implement even more. And what’s the shooting caused by? An AR-15 with high-capacity magazines. It doesn’t seem like it worked in that situation.
[The Second Amendment is] the thing that stands in the way [of terrorism].
The article should read … the thing that stands in the way of ISIS being able to come over … and do terroristic acts is the NRA standing there protecting our rights to be able to bear arms and stand up for ourselves.
Dakota Meyer is a hero in my mind for what he did in Afghanistan as well as for standing up to the liberals who are attempting to destroy the Second Amendment. We need more people like him who are willing and able to stand for liberty.