On the Piers Morgan show was an exchange with the Congressional Progressive Caucus member, Nadler (D-NY):
REP. JERROLD NADLER (D), NEW YORK: What are we most angry about? It’s that every poll shows that by massive majorities, Americans agree with what you just said. Yet we have a lobby, the leadership of the NRA, who function as enablers of mass murder. And that’s what they are. They’re enablers of mass murder, because they terrify the class of political people. And even though polling shows that most NRA members would support reasonable gun controls, every time someone proposes it, they come in. They lie. They say they will take your guns away. And they stop any kind of legislation to prevent that.
First, I want to see that poll of NRA members and what they agreed to what ‘reasonable’ is defined as. Certainly, keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill and deranged and of those of violent felons is a given. But many gun owners DO believe that there are those, such as Nadler himself and certainly Nanny NYC Mayor Bloomberg would have no problem in taking each and every gun and bullet if ever given the slightest chance.
But I really chuckled at “They’re enablers of mass murder, because they terrify the class of political people“. What is that phrase again by John Basil Barnhill? Ah yes:
“Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.”
exactly what we should always hope to be the case! Frankly, if elected officials are scared of the NRA and other gun related groups simply because they’d lose their jobs, doesn’t that say something about their principles as politicians (I know, oxymoron in most cases)? Gee, and I cynically have always believed that ALL our elected officials go to vote on what they actually believe in their hearts! It does say, however, that they value their position, their title, their power (and in the case of Congress, the pay and bennies) over doing the right thing.
Nice to see the “truth gaffe” emanating from a Progressive…
I also agree with Grokster Rick; we should have MORE guns in schools. Might we also learn something from the Israelis?