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The panel, or at least its conservative members, never gets the opportunity to respond to Horowitz’s preposterous statements.
Imagine if the situation was reversed, and a conservative got two minutes of uncontested, unchallenged air-time every week. The libs would be apoplectic.
On this week’s edition, Horowitz pulled an oldie but not a goodie from the liberal playbook: the same old tired lament about guns.
In a liberal’s mind, it’s never the rotten, evil person who pulled the trigger to commit violence who is to blame. No, the problem is the inanimate object.
Horowitz said in his commentary that,”Every gunman is a potential mass murderer.”
That is outrageously false, absurd, and insulting to the millions of law-abiding decent citizens who exercise their constitutional rights by owning guns.
It reminds me of a similarly ridiculous comment made after former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight told Connie Chung during an interview, "If rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.” As offensive as Knight’s comment was, so was a feminist’s response that, “Every man is a potential rapist.”
Or, if he owns a gun, a potential mass murderer if you ask Rick Horowitz.
Just a few days ago, I blogged about one teacher’s crusade to be allowed to carry a gun in school.
I believe that momentum for this idea, considered crazy if one only applies a knee-jerk reaction, will slowly start to build.
Author and talk show host Doug Giles just wrote a column on this very topic. Giles writes:
As far as I’m concerned, a responsible and trained teacher should ab-so-frickin’-lutely be able to carry on campus. And none of this “concealed weapons” crap. I’m talking about visibly carrying their piece on their hip. And not just one but two massive nickel-plated S&W Model 29 .44 magnums with 7 1/2 inch barrels with bandoliers thrown around their shoulders, and next to their juicy apple and pencil jar on their desk they should have a mounted .50 cal. machine gun. You know…“just in case.”
Here’s his entire column.
The criminals already have and will always be able to get their hands on guns. Let’s even up the odds and give innocent, law-abiding citizens a fighting chance.
Because guns don’t kill people. Really bad people with guns do.