Now that former comedian Jimmy Kimmel is the titular head of the Democratic Party, we guess after every big news story he’s the media’s go-to guy for discredited talking points to be regurgitated. Sure enough, he delivered Monday night.
“I’ve been reading comments from people who say this is terrible but there’s nothing we can do about it. But I disagree with that intensely because, of course, there is something we can do about it. There are a lot of things we can do about it. But we don’t,” he began.
SPOILER ALERT: Everything he claimed would have stopped the attack either wouldn’t have or was just him lying.
Kimmel claimed that the U.S. freaks out when “someone with a beard attacks us,” but doesn’t want to deal with mass shooting. “And Second Amendment, I guess our forefathers wanted us to have AK-47s is the argument I assume,” he joked. But what went over the funny man’s head, was the historical fact that our forefathers wanted us to be well armed to protect ourselves from a totalitarian government.
Democrats wasted little time Monday after the maniac in Las Vegas went on his shooting spree, but not one of them offered up anything resembling logic, instead emotionally pleading to disarm Americans. They’re shocked when people resist.
“You know, in February [President Trump] also signed a bill that made it easier for people with severe mental illness to buy guns legally,” he later asserted.
But that was a Fake News story that had long been debunked by sensible people. “The rule would have allowed bureaucrats within one of our federal agencies to bar American citizens from exercising a constitutional right — and on the highly questionable grounds that to be incapable of managing one’s finances is, by definition, to be a ‘mental defective,’” wrote Charles C.W. Cooke for the National Review.
According to Kimmel’s warped reality, they passed it “because the NRA has their balls in a money clip,” but he failed to mention that the liberal ACLU also supported the legislation the GOP passed on civil rights grounds.
“Right now there are loopholes in the law that let people avoid background checks if they buy a fun privately from another party, they buy a gun online, or at a gun show,” Kimmel continued.
Not a single thing he said even remotely approaches the truth. But regardless, it’s all the media babbleheads are running with today.
We cannot base public policy on emotions every time some lunatic goes on a shooting spree. Disingenuous politicians and alleged comedians won’t be there to help you in your time of need. Moreover, do these people honestly want the Trump Justice Department and ATF to be in charge of coming into every gun owner’s home and taking their weapons?
We doubt it.