At last night’s CNN debate, aspiring Democratic Party chairpersons jockeyed for position. In the course of events, Congressman Keith Ellison distanced himself from a previous declaration that he opposed the Second Amendment, uttered on Real Time with Bill Maher. After Ellison pivoted towards jobs, he finally addressed the meat of the matter. Well almost . . .
I am a believer in for people to be able to own guns. We do need background checks on guns. We do need to address the fact that people are getting murdered across this country and none of these murders seem to be bother the NRA.
The didndunuthin’ NRA! Or, to steal a line from Ariel’s nemesis, those poor insensitive souls!
CNN’s talking head pressed Congressman Ellison on the Maher quote, reading him the transcript of the encounter. “I wish you’d play the tape,” Congressman Ellison said, “because if you did you would see it did not go that way.”
We report, you deride. Click here to watch the segment in question. To hear Congressman Ellison agree with Maher’s contention that Democrats should get rid of the Second Amendment. “I sure wish they would,” Ellison says. “I sure wish they would.”
In terms of the “missing” context, just before Mr. Maher made his suggestion, Congressman Ellison bemoaned the fact that Congress was unable to pass any “common sense” gun control legislation. IMHO Ellison was agreeing that the Second Amendment is a roadblock [to a Democratic-led statist utopia utopia].
I should probably say something here about fake news. Or a politician’s lip moving. Suffice it to say, as little as you trust the Republican Party on gun rights, you should trust the Democratic Party. Trust them to degrade and destroy your gun rights at every opportunity, working to eliminate them completely.