Even Joe Scarborough is freaking out over the story about shooting instructor Charles Vacca, killed by the out-of-control Uzi wielded by a nine-year-old tourist from New Jersey.
"A nine-year-old girl?" he kept repeating. As if her being a girl had anything to do with it. Would this story be less horrific if it was a boy?
And why would he be surprised, anyway? Conservative cover girl Sarah Palin was always happy to pose with her weapons. The gun manufacturers even make "my first rifle" in pink!
See, here's the problem with media babblers like Joe Scarborough: They never think through the logical consequences of their actions. He does everything in his power to push mindless conservative power, and then he's surprised at the ripple effects of extremism.
“A man is dead and a little girl’s life is ruined. I say this as a father of an eleven year old girl. Who would put an Uzi in the hands of a nine-year-old girl? What is wrong with these people? What is wrong with this culture? What right is advanced by doing that?” he wants to know.
Why, the right of the Republican party to squeeze seemingly endless amounts of cash out of those whose political "leaders" have been warning for decades that Democrats will take their guns. And the right of politicians to accept generous contributions from gun manufacturers!
Yes, Scarborough has attacked the NRA in the past. But he's the best friend of their friends, so really, what's the difference?
When you're a happy little cog in the conservative machine, don't act so surprised when human beings get caught in the wheel. You have some moral cognitive dissonance there, Joe.
He then goes on to say that there's nothing in the Second Amendment that gives kids the right to fire semi-automatics. As if that makes up for the extremists to whom he so often gives protective cover.
You like Bible quotes, Joe? Here's one:
So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. -- Revelation 3:16
Pick a side, Joe. Are you for the people making millions off guns, or are you against them?