I’m going to post the entire video interview with former Weather Underground members (and admitted, unrepentant bombers) Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn (who declared war on the United States), both convicted felons. The irony is astounding . . .
In the first part of this interview, Mr. Ayers urges viewers “to stand up for the rights of everybody.” Gun rights? Not so much.
In the segment on “gun violence” in their hometown of Chicago (10:47), the couple starts on the right foot, decrying the social conditions which set the stage for firearms-related crime (no mention of gangs, of course).
And then we get an earful about “the police as an occupying force.” After which Ms. Dohrn decrys the easy availability of guns in Chicago. Like this:
You have to say young people with high-powered semi-automatic weapons that cost $200 that they can get . . . that they can get if you ask the community how long will it take you to get a gun, like that, in your hand, and they’ll say thirty minutes.
Now that’s an adult problem. That’s an adult problem. And I think that the wherewithal to solve that problem is in our hands . . . It’s a challenge. It doesn’t have to be like that.
Mr. Ayers’ silence signals his assent to this position.
How the two radicals-turned-educators connect the dots between opposing an occupying police force and civilian disarmament is anyone’s guess. But it sure doesn’t square with their terrorist track record (which includes police station bombings).
Anyway, there it is: a gun control message comes from a woman who once led a group that used dynamite and other explosives against the US Capitol, the Pentagon and civilian in various other locations. Go figure.