October 6, 2017

Whenever there’s a tragic mass shooting, the left immediately tries to whip up passions by attacking the NRA, accusing them of “having blood on their hands” for refusing to accept “common sense” gun control laws. Some of the more level-headed liberals, such as Keith Olbermann and at least one Harvard professor, called the NRA a “terrorist organization.”

The reason they need to whip up so much passion is that if you look at the facts dispassionately, their arguments for new laws tend to fall apart (one honest gun control supporter who was also a statistician for analyzed the data and admitted as much in the Washington Post this week). They also claim that Republican politicians are controlled by the NRA via big donations. As Daniel Payne noted in The Federalist, in the last election cycle, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell got a whopping 0.03% of their donations from the NRA. Even the left-leaning site admitted that the NRA provides a “drop in the bucket” of GOP donations, and that the group doesn’t have influence because of money but because they can mobilize so many members to call Congress. But wait: isn’t being able to express our views to our elected officials the way Representative government is supposed to work?

The reason I provide all this background is so you will know the narrative when I tell you that the NRA just shattered it. After liberals began calling for a ban on bump stocks, a device used by the Las Vegas shooter, NRA leaders Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox released this statement: “The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.” Both President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan have also voiced similar views.

Admittedly, there’s no proof that this would have made any difference in the Las Vegas shooting. Anyone who knows much about guns could probably jerry-rig a similar device. But there is also no legitimate sporting or defense reason to own one. They interfere with the accuracy of aiming, and they can even make the gun less safe for the user. So the NRA said okay to restricting them.

The NRA’s statement brought forth two revelations that will shock both sides. First, the left may be stunned to learn that the NRA is perfectly fine with “common sense” gun laws that actually have a reason for their existence and don’t infringe on Constitutional rights. And second, gun rights advocates may be stunned to hear that at long last, the left may have stumbled upon something more elusive than the Loch Ness Monster: a “common sense” gun law that actually makes sense.


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  • Thomas Messner

    10/11/2017 01:51 PM

    “To believe that someone who would shoot down 50 people wouldn’t circumvent any gun law you pass is the height of delusion." as quoted from Drexel University Professor George Ciccariello.

    George Ciccariello who has drawn prior social media controversy for a post saying “All I want for Christmas is white genocide” and another saying he wanted to “vomit” after an airline passenger gave up their seat to a soldier.

    He also took on liberals saying “liberal escapism” means people will simply continue to ask easy questions and propose easy non-solutions rather than discussing who kills and why.

    While I am certainly not a fan of the Professor, here he makes sound arguments here that need to be heard by all.

  • Robert Knarr

    10/08/2017 12:23 AM

    Mr Huckabee, it is my understanding you are a Baptist Minister, the problem is not the bump stock. People keep grasping and searching for motives and answers concerning the evil that is coming down on this nation, it is easy to figure out if only they would believe. The USA has never been a Godly nation as far as worshiping the Creator God of the Bible, but now 75+ years of liberal social engineering, has resulted in a godless, moral-free society where the value of a human life is nothing. 60 million abortions since Roe Vs Wade, rampant sexual deviancy, STD’s, disrespect for law and order, greed and corruption....many other things. Those who understand will know the list is seemingly endless. It isn’t the guns or the drugs or Republican or Democrat, or President Trump, it's the culture of self-destruction that liberal anti-god politicians have forced on our Nation. A Nation that in reality…never paid more than lip service to the God of the Bible.
    Isaiah 28:14-15 ESV Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scoffers, who rule this people in Jerusalem! (15) Because you have said, "We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we have an agreement, when the overwhelming whip passes through it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter"

  • Dietrich Wichmann

    10/07/2017 04:29 AM

    If a sick man is not in possession of a gun, he will use an aeroplane. (So why don't liberals blame the attacks of 9/11 on the existence of aeroplanes? Why don't they, following their own logic, blame the recent terrorist attacks in Europe on the existence of trucks?)