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George Will: Americans 'Have Voted With Their Feet By Going To Gun Stores'

George Will believes that Black Friday shoppers have given us a mandate on gun control.
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Never mind the fact that the majority of Americans would like to see stricter laws covering the sale of firearms and are in favor of universal background checks, Fox's George Will wants us to believe that about a half a percent of the population and their shopping habits on Black Friday have given us a mandate for doing absolutely nothing about gun control in America.

Here's how he responded when asked by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace about the recent New York Times editorial they posted on their front page blasting the opponents of gun control:

WILL: Leaving aside the fact that some of us think The New York Times editorializes on its front page daily, and leaving aside the fact that the last time they did it was in June 1920 when they deplored the nomination of Warren G. Harding who went onto win 60 percent of the popular vote. Leave that aside.

When they talk about weapons of war, I think that most readers of that editorial and perhaps the authors of it think that the weapons in were what is called assault weapons, fire more than one bullet per pull of the trigger in a constant burst. Those are called machine guns. They've been illegal in this country since 1934.

In fact the American people have shown by voting at polling booth for defenders of of the 1st Amendment... of the 2nd Amendment, but also, they have voted with their feet by going to gun stores. What they want is control of their own guns.

This year on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, 185,000 Americans got background checks for firearms. That's a one day record in this country. So the American people have made clear what they think about the 2nd Amendment and the usefulness of owning guns.

Juan Williams attempted add a bit of sanity to the conversation, but it fell on deaf ears, which I assume will be the case with their audience as well.


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