Watch Report Shoot Down Newsom's Anti-Gun Rhetoric, She Put Him In His Place!
It's a real tragedy when mass shootings like the one in Monterey Park happen, and it's even more tragic when the media and politicians use it as an opportunity to demonize the Second Amendment and those who support it. But this time, something different happened. CBS Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell actually did her job and pushed back on an anti-2A comment made by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Newsom had said that the Second Amendment was becoming a “suicide pact”, and O'Donnell reminded him that there are many law-abiding citizens who support the Second Amendment and are lawful gun owners. She also pointed out that the gunman used a modified pistol with a high-capacity magazine, which is illegal in California.
I was so impressed by O'Donnell's stance, because it's rare to see a reporter actually doing their job and pushing back against the anti-gun rhetoric that's so often pushed by those in power. O'Donnell was right to point out that the vast majority of Second Amendment supporters are law-abiding citizens who want the right to protect themselves and their families from harm.
It's important that we don't forget this, because politicians like Newsom often ignore the fact that bad guys don't care about gun laws and will find a way to get their hands on one regardless of how strict a state's gun laws are. So when the government makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to access a gun, it's the law-abiding citizens who end up paying the price.
After California Governor Newsome called the Second Amendment a "suicide pact", CBS's Norah O'Donnell actually pushes back on him:
"But there's many people in this country that support the second amendment and are lawful gun owners." pic.twitter.com/pqUTmj7zG7
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) January 23, 2023
This episode is a reminder of the importance of journalism and the need for more media outlets to actually do their job and push back against the anti-gun rhetoric that is so often pushed by those in power. We need more journalists like Norah O'Donnell who are willing to take a stand and show that the Second Amendment isn't just a suicide pact – it's a way for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families from harm.