Steven Crowder schools Sky News on gun control, the Second Amendment and the politics of the left in their effort to ban guns. It's glorious!
Podcast host, comedian and conservative commentator Steven Crowder pulled no punches with the Sky News network when asked about gun control. The Sky News anchor began by introducing the recent Democrat sit-in and asked Crowder what publicity the sit-in generated. Crowder jumped right into the fray and held nothing back.
"Well, it depends, I guess, on your perspective on the issue. For someone like me or someone who respects the Second Amendment or due process, it's silly," he said. "It requires an uninformed voting base to support the measures that they're putting forward. ...They don't want gun control, they simply want control."
Boom! Great opening, Steven.
Crowder then goes on to correct the Sky News anchor on his use of the term "automatic weapons", stating that the anchor did not know the difference between automatic and semi-automatic weapons.
"Not a single automatic weapon was used in any of these mass shootings. Mass shootings are not on the rise. Gun crime is actually on the decrease," he declares emphatically. "The weapons that were used were semi-automatic weapons, which includes any handgun sold, really, since the year, I don't know, 1950. ...And the legislation that they proposed would not do anything."
The two go back and forth a bit, until the anchorman asks, "Are you trying to say that there's a such a thing as a 'safe gun', for instance." To which Crowder replies, "Of course! I have a gun on my hip right now. It's never shot anybody."
"Why do you need a gun in the studio," asks the anchor?
"Well, let me explain to you why," replies Steven, "I actually have a fatwa on my head because I've drawn Muhammad. So, that my reason, and I would never assume to actually copy/paste my reason or know the motive for any person who might need their basic fundamental human right to self preservation."
Crowder then asks why aren't they talking about Islam and ISIS, who the terrorist shooter declared that he was acting in the name of? He asks why we are focusing on some misreported firearm rather than the root cause of the shooting: the shooter's allegiance to ISIS and radical Islam?
Crowder closes with an argument rejecting the notion that American citizens should be denied their Second Amendment rights and due process simple because they are on a No FLy list.
"Again, this shooting in Orlando, let's be clear. He was not on a terror watch list. He didn't get a firearm through a 'gun show loophole'. It wasn't an automatic. It wasn't even an AR15," says Crowder. "Everything that has been repeated in the media, including many things here in this interview, are verifiably false!"
He's right. The media initially did a poor job in reporting the story of the Orlando shooting, jumping the gun, so to speak, on the weapon used and other facts. As with most sensational news stories, sometimes the urgency to get the story out takes a backseat to the actual facts.
The Obama administration also attempted to pivot from the shooter's declared allegiance to ISIS by, one, pointing their fingers at guns (the wrong gun, mind you), and two, attempts to scrub any references to ISIS or Islam from the transcripts of the shooter's call to the police prior to the attack. That effort failed, by the way.
This whole thing has become a mess, with enough obfuscation and misdirection to choke a horse. And the Democrats have exacerbated the situation by focusing on a misguided and anti-Constitutional gun control effort.
Good job, Steven Crowder.
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