[Guest post by JD]
First off, the MFM meme that we now need some nation conversation on guns is preposterous. Silly. This conversation has been going on for decades, and the Left and MFM lost. They want it now to capitalize on the raw emotion following the tragedy at Sandy Hook.
There is a remarkable amount of ignorance coming from the MFM about guns. They are yammering on as though the assault weapons ban would have affected this incident. It would not, the weapons involved were not subject to the assault weapons ban. They conflate semi automatic weapons with assault weapons, or use assault style weapons to conflate and confuse appearance for performance.
Why do people who favor gun-control call people who disagree with them murderers or accomplices to murder? Is that constructive?
Would any of the various proposals have actually prevented the tragedy that is the supposed reason for them?
When you say you hope that this event will finally change the debate, do you really mean that you hope you can use emotionalism and blood-libel-bullying to get your way on political issues that were losers in the past?
If you’re a media member or politician, do you have armed security? Do you have a permit for a gun yourself? (I’m asking you Dianne Feinstein!) If so, what makes your life more valuable than other people’s?
Do you know the difference between an automatic weapon and a semi-automatic weapon? Do your public statements reflect that difference?
If guns cause murder, why have murder rates fallen as gun sales have skyrocketed?
Have you talked about “Fast and Furious?” Do you even know what it is? Do you care less when brown people die?
When you say that “we” need to change, how are you planning to change? Does your change involve any actual sacrifice on your part?
Let me know when you’re ready to talk about these things. We’ll have a conversation.
Chuck Todd: … having this discussion in Washington. The question is, does it last after the New Year? It may last this week before Christmas.
Guest: There is clear public opinion … public opinion is behind it. People are behind it. This is the right moment…
CT: There’s public opinion in general and there’s public opinion in the Republican congressional districts. Which is a different America. Anyway, thank you all. Thank you for the short … there… we have a busy morning.