The Left’s gun control crusade is in full swing, but unlike past attempts, they’re utilizing the high school students involved in the heinous attack as messengers for their anti-gun agenda.
It’s a brilliant tactic, one that’s impossible to combat, as who’s going to listen to a well-reasoned and logical argument for the importance of the Second Amendment when you have a kid begging politicians to “do something!” while teary-eyed? For some insane reason, RINO Senator Marco Rubio participated in a CNN town hall on Wednesday that was full of angry students from the attacked high school lobbying for restrictive gun legislation.
As reported at the New York Post, while participating in this one-sided discussion, Rubio was bombarded by students, teachers, and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland. But it wasn’t just him, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch participated as well.
“Your comments this week and those of our president have been pathetically weak,” parent Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jamie was among 17 killed last week, told Rubio.
“Look at me and tell me guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in school and look at me at tell me you accept it and you will work with us to do something about guns.” Of course, there’s literally nothing Rubio could say that wouldn’t get him heckled, which is exactly what happened as he said the killings “cannot be solved by gun laws alone.”
Rubio tried to counter by revealing where he disagreed with the biggest villain of all, the NRA. He said he’s all for lifting the legal age of rifle purchases from 18 to 21, improving background checks, and banning bump stocks.
The senator also said he’s “not comfortable” with arming teachers, as President Trump suggested earlier Wednesday. Funny how arming teachers is considered so crazy, but giving the government a monopoly on guns isn’t, despite the fact that both liberals and conservatives have unprecedentedly low faith in our nation’s institutions. But hey, let’s trust the incompetent fools that can’t balance a budget with a monopoly on violence.
The Florida Republican was also savaged by Douglas student Cameron Kasky, who put Rubio on the spot by asking if he’s willing to stop accepting campaign contributions from the NRA.
“Sen. Rubio, can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?” Kasky asked, drawing huge cheers and a standing ovation.
Rubio tried to justify his acceptance of NRA money, saying “people buy into my agenda.”
Kasky refused to accept that answer: “In the name of 17 people, you cannot ask the NRA to keep their money out of your campaign?”
Rubio responded: “I think in the name of 17 people I can pledge to you that I will support any law that will prevent a killer like this from getting a gun. I will do what I think is right. They buy into my ideas, I don’t buy into theirs.”
Douglas student Emma Gonzalez, whose speech last weekend calling “BS” on lax gun laws and their defenders went viral, asked Loesch if she supports restricting semiautomatic weapons and bump stocks.
“I don’t believe this insane monster should have gotten a gun . . . this individual was nuts,” Loesch responded. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel jumped into the heated exchange and took the student’s side.
“You are not standing up for them until you say I want less weapons,” Israel said to wild applause. “Anyone who says different, Emma and I are calling BS on that.” So there you have it, this sheriff has decided what is and isn’t considered “right” or “taking the kids’ side” in the gun debate all by himself.
In reality, having such a “discussion,” especially in the immediate aftermath and with some of the kids involved, is about the dumbest thing imaginable. It doesn’t matter if facts and rational thought are on the side of gun rights advocates, you can’t defeat the emotional appeals and “arguments” that are made by the Left and the puppet students they’ve been trotting out in recent days by presenting them the FBI’s actual crime statistics or other metrics.
It’s not easy to argue for guns, not because there aren’t incredibly sound arguments out there, but because in the current year, people don’t have the patience or the desire to hear them. Everything’s about emotion, about “doing something,” not about thinking deeply about why something is the way it is or how changing something can have drastic long-term effects.
And because of this widespread sentiment, we may very well see a conservative president and Congress pass stricter gun control measures than Obama did when Democrats controlled the government.
Source: New York Post