'Why Are We Asking?': MSNBC Goes Full Gun-Grabber Before Getting All Of The Facts
This week, we were reminded of the importance of the Second Amendment when a gunman killed four people and injured nine others at Old National Bank in Louisville, Kentucky. The shooting came two weeks after a female shooter killed three children and three adults at Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee.
In the wake of these tragedies, a guest on MSNBC questioned why police officers are expected to actively engage gunmen and advocated instead for measures to tamp down on the “proliferation of weapons.”
Clint Watts, a former FBI agent, told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell, “But why are we asking them to do this? I mean, they’re going into a firefight in the streets of their city.”
This is the kind of rhetoric that liberal media outlets love to push – that gun bans are the answer to preventing mass shootings. But what they fail to mention is that criminals don’t obey gun bans.
Louisville police confirmed that a rifle was used during the shooting at Old National Bank at a press conference Monday afternoon but did not specify what type of rifle.
Watts then said, “When we look at those gun laws around the country, Kentucky is another one of the states that has some of the least restrictive gun laws. And we always come back to how can we deal with the impact of these situations,”
He then went on to say, “There are things that could be done to minimize the proliferation of weapons to people that may have mental health issues, people that may have anger issues in this case, and just in general in terms of the impact of the scale and type of a weapon.”
What Watts and the liberal media refuse to recognize is that gun bans don’t work. The only thing that will stop these kind of mass shootings is for law-abiding citizens to be armed and ready to fight back.
The bottom line is that guns are not the problem. People are the problem. The Second Amendment is essential for protecting law-abiding citizens against those who would do them harm. No amount of gun control will ever change that. So let’s not be deceived by the liberal media’s rhetoric – it’s time to stand up for our Second Amendment rights!