by Tom Knighton
October 3, 2017
Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw had a harsh criticism for gun owners yesterday. In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the venerable newsreader blamed gun owners for refusing to discuss gun control in any way, shape, or form. It seems we’re all just too unreasonable to sit down and let our gun-grabbing betters tell us what to do.
NBC’s Tom Brokaw stated Monday that gun owners get too “emotional” to talk to those who are on more “reasonable ground.”
Browkaw said, “It’s amazing what you can buy, at a gun show or illegally from other people.”
He continued, “We can’t have that conversation because it immediately becomes so emotional between the gun owners of the america[sic], who are protected by the NRA, and other people saying there ought to be a more reasonable ground. I’m a gun owner. I don’t have one of the AR-15s. I don’t need them. But almost all my friends out there have that kind of weapon.”
Well, it’s good to know what we have someone like Tom Brokaw telling us all about “reasonable ground” on this issue. After all, it’s kind of confusing right now, what with all the progressives who are blaming the NRA for this shooting despite the fact that no one knew anything about just what the shooter had, where he got it, or anything.
Oh, maybe Brokaw meant we should be open to reasonable discourse like these folks?
— Greg Morelli (@yesgregyes) October 2, 2017
Or how about this now protected tweet where one tolerant liberal said she wanted every Trump supporter dead?
Is that the brand of “reasonable ground” we’re supposed to meet people on?
The fact of the matter is that gun owners spent decades meeting gun control advocates on supposedly reasonable ground, despite the plain text of the Second Amendment saying “the people’s right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” We continued to meet on that ground because compromise was good.