Mere hours after a murderous lunatic killed more than two dozen individuals – mostly young children – and himself at an elementary school in Connecticut, leftist celebrities took to social media to opine about a utopian world without guns.
Instead of holding the gunman accountable for the unconscionable carnage, these airheads automatically react by calling for responsible gun owners to give up their constitutionally-protected right to bear arms. Most conservatives realize, of course, that this would instantly create millions of new victims since anyone intent on carrying out such a heinous crime is probably not going to heed Big Brother’s call to turn in his or her weapons.
Furthermore, as Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh tragically proved, the absence of a gun does not prevent the risk of random and unexplainable violent acts.
To the notoriously shallow Hollywood left, though, restrictive gun control legislation would be a panacea resulting in nothing short of world peace.
Thanks to social media sites such as Twitter, we can instantly see the gut reactions of these self-righteous entertainers, including screenwriter Kevin Williamson.
“We need gun control,” he tweeted. “Stop defending your right to bear arms. You’re stupid.”
Support of the Bill of Rights constitutes stupidity to this ideological lightweight. It’s a bit ironic for Williamson, whose credits include such gems as the “Scream” trilogy and “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, to blame gun ownership for senseless murder. There’s a reason those movies are called slasher – not shooter – films.
Obviously, those of us not affected by this massacre could never imagine what the victims and their loved ones are going through. They need our fervent prayers for God’s comfort, not the bloviations of bloated blowhard Michael Moore.
“Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation?” he tweeted. “No, too late.”
Moore, who clumsily and dishonestly attacked the issue in “Bowling for Columbine”, continued his tirade by claiming that the “way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy.”
In other words, the Second Amendment is government-sanctioned murder. Is that right, Michael?
Similarly opportunistic Piers Morgan took to his keyboard to ask Barack Obama if he has the “courage to stand up to the American gun lobby”, later unilaterally declaring that “No American needs more than one firearm at home” and calling those with other views “idiot” and their argument “absolute nonsense.”
Unsurprisingly, there are countless other examples of celebrities calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. When leftists express outrage, it is nearly always directed at the wrong target.
Instead of the monsters behind these horrendous acts, they blame the inanimate tool used. Of course, this is often not because they actually believe guns are responsible, but because they believe that government control should trump personal liberty.
I – along with millions of my fellow Americans – disagree and will continue to cling to my Bible and guns.
B. Christopher Agee founded The Informed Conservative in 2011. Like his Facebook page for engaging, relevant conservative content daily.
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