April 23, 2013

You know it's going to be bad when the clip opens up with the claim that "liberals love guns. They just don't want [conservatives] to have guns." I just wasn't sure how bad until I watched the whole clip.


After co-host ‘Chief’ Steve Davis said that the left doesn’t want anyone who doesn’t work for the government to have guns and “they don’t care how many of us get killed, blown up, assaulted, murdered or whatever as long as they can control us by taking away our guns,” Solomon maintained that liberals are even okay with other liberals getting murdered: “It’s not just how many conservatives or Republicans [die] because these people that were killed and maimed and devastated and traumatized were overwhelmingly their people, they don’t care, they are like the Chinese who don’t care if they have a million casualties because they got a billion backups.”

Naturally, Pratt agreed and likened liberals to terrorists.

“That’s exactly right,” Pratt said, “this is mission oriented, they don’t care who the victims are, if anything it might be to their liking because maybe they’re thinking that will make the liberals all the more prone to want more control, which plays right into the hands of terrorists and criminals, but then I repeat myself.”

It would be easy to shrug and say it's just crazy talk, but there are people out there who hang on every word, and it's not just Pratt. NRA President David Keene also took to the airwaves to explain how President Obama is terrified of "real America," which in Keene's words means anything in a rural area.

Keene: The amazing thing to me about this administration is just how parochial it is. These are people — remember when Barack Obama recently went to Iowa and he looked around and he said ‘well gosh I can understand why if my wife lived out here she might want a gun,’ what’s that about? You know, in other words, he just doesn’t get it. If you are outside the confines of urban Chicago or Cambridge, Massachusetts or Washington D.C., he and most of his advisers have no concept of what the rest of the country is like and frankly the rest of the country scares him.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that while the rest of the country scares me, I'm not really all that worried about the president being afraid of them. It is rather astonishing, however, for Keene to assume that guns are unique to areas outside the confines of urban centers. Evidently Mr. Keene isn't paying attention to the staggering number of police officers, innocent bystanders, and others murdered on a daily basis in urban centers like Chicago.

Of course, listeners love this tripe. They hang on every word and use it all as an excuse to shoulder that huge chip they've grown over the past five years. Hurray for free speech! And guns!

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