Mr. Walsh, you’re an ass.

Recently CNN announced that they are replacing the anti-gun bloviating moron Piers Morgan with John Walsh, who is famous for capitalizing on a family tragedy.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/07/john-walsh-cnns-new-antinra-advocate-191643.html

Some of Mr. Walsh’s quotes show how vehemently uninformed, and misguided he actually is.

"We have a serious problem with guns in this country, and we refuse to address it."

No John, we don’t have a problem with guns in this country. We have a problem with criminals and psychopaths in this country.  Taking away guns won’t take away criminals and psychopaths, and it won’t take the guns away from the criminals and psychopaths.  But you are correct in that we, (meaning you) refuse to address it.  Not a single law, or restriction, that has been proposed, would have done a damned thing to prevent the tragedies that you seem intent to capitalize on. 

"The NRA solution to arm every grammar school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous."

I’m sorry, at what point did the NRA say that every school teacher should be armed?  Go ahead and show me that article, or news briefing, or publicity release, that says that the NRA wants to make sure that every single teacher totes a gun, I’ll wait. Can’t find it?  That’s because the NRA doesn’t want to put guns in anyone’s hands. The ability to choose to be armed though, is up to the individual, and that is what the NRA advocates, even for school teachers. 

"90 percent of Americans are for a responsible background check for a gun, and you know what this Congress has done? Not voted on it, not brought it to the floor, not introduced a bill…”

Wrong again John. If we are going to use that dated statistic of 90%, then we are going to use the law that was enacted because of it.  The Brady Handgun Violence Act of ‘93 mandated a background check, and the NICS system was in place in ‘98. So congress did introduce a bill, they did bring it to the floor, they did vote on it, and it passed. So what are you arguing for?  Yes, 90% of Americans are in favor of background checks, and we have them.

Walsh said he has suggested that gun manufacturers put GPS tracking devices in every gun so stolen weapons could be easily recovered.  “Every one of us have a GPS chip in our cell phones. It’s not Big Brother,” he said.

So apparently John hasn’t been keeping up with the news, and doesn’t know about the NSA scandal.  He also doesn’t understand how GPS works. Yes, I have GPS in my phone, to tell me where I am, not to tell someone else. Not to mention, batteries, signal transmission etc.  Want to know how easy this is to defeat? Wrap your Tom-Tom in tinfoil and see how well it works. Don’t worry, I’m not telling bad guys anything they don’t already know.

Mr. Walsh, I understand that you and your family have suffered a tragedy in the loss of your son. I understand your pain at that loss, but I don’t think that you truly understand how firearms in this country save more lives than they cost.  I don’t think you understand that making it more difficult for a law abiding citizen to own a firearm will have little effect on preventing violence.  If you would like to see this notion played out, simply look to Chicago, Washington D.C. or New York City to see how onerous legislation has either helped or hindered the peaceful citizens of this country.  You have made a career out of studying, tracking, and catching criminals, and for that you should be commended.  You might want to do a little bit of research on firearms though, because in that field you are hopelessly ignorant. 

 

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