CNN Foams At The Mouth Over Gun Control, Prove They Don't Know JACK!
The quacks at CNN have outdone themselves this time. The Newsroom co-host Alisyn Camerota proved, without a doubt, that she has no nothing about the gun-purchasing process. She ignorantly blamed retailers for gun violence and compared them to her days as a bartender. Camerota scoffed, “is it too much to ask the gun seller to do a cursory check on social media?”
The segment was covering the recent 4th of July shooting in Chicago and I wish I could say her ignorance stopped there, but alas... this is CNN.
Steve Moore tried to explain privacy laws to the ditsy host saying, “Well, the problem is that they're not really asked to, and they're not really allowed to, in some ways. They are retail merchants,” he said, seemingly hinting at how unreasonable asking them to troll through social media accounts would be.
He went on to compare what she was demanding with putting the burden on liquor store owners to scrub through social media posts before making a sale. “The gatekeepers are the government, essentially. It is not the retail establishment,” he said.
Camerota replied, "I like that analogy, Steve. Because I used to be a waitress, and for a while, we were told to run up the alcohol tab on people – on customers who came in because you got them to pay more that way. Then the law changed, and you couldn't serve somebody who you knew had been drinking, because they were killing people on the highway. And so, once you recognize --"
Camerota's guest tried to correct her analogy but she cut him off before he could correct her. The conversation then jumped to how much intrusion the government should have. Camerota screeched that there should be a database.
“Well, it would help if there was some kind of database, but also, where's the law that says you can't buy, you know, guns in different places? I mean, we need to really sit and think through what we want. What's the balance?” Commissioner Ramsey sneered at Camerota’s idea.
Ramsey later brought up that it's the people, not the guns, committing crimes saying "[I]t's not just the guns, it's the idiots that use guns to commit crime. And some of these guys just need to be in jail when they get caught using a gun to commit a crime or carrying a gun illegally."
Camerota tried to argue privacy with Ramsey when he finally snapped on Deomcrats' lax laws that have put so many mentally ill criminal minds back on the streets:
"There are some that are being -- we've got people right now that are out on the street that have got pending cases against them for various gun violations, assaults, things of that nature. I mean, that's not uncommon. It is not uncommon. Not in every city, but in many cities, that's what's going on right now. There's no question about that."
All I have to say is; thank god this lady is just another talking head at CNN and not a lawmaker. Can you imagine being denied your American right because you vented about some jerk in traffic? Because I feel like that's how petty those inquiries would go. Especially if the government was pressuring retailers to turn potential gun owners away.