Aside for her golden locks, Australian-born actress Sarah Wynter is known for her roles in 24, Californication and Sex and The City. In her article Sarah Wynter Is Demanding Action Against Guns HuffPo contributor Michelle King pimps the Hollywood resident’s more recent work for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA). Somehow Ms. King forgets to mention Ms. Wynter’s motivation for becoming a gun control advocate . . .
You’d think that this traumatic incident would be an excellent jumping-off point for Ms. King’s article. One might ask, for example, if Ms. Wynter ever wondered why Australia’s strict gun control regime failed to stop her father’s homicidal fury. Or whether or not her father’s second wife should have been armed in her and her daughter’s defense.
Not a dickie bird. Instead, Ms. Wynter parrots the MDA’s anti-pistol party line, ad nauseum. She starts as she means to finish, like this:
“The fact that we have had 220 school shootings since Sandy Hook is outrageous. Something has to stop. Something has to give. Children are more important than your right to own a gun, with no permit – no matter who you are,” says Sarah Wynter, the actress who is featured in Goliath opposite Billy Bob Thornton.
That school shootings stat — created and promoted by the civilian disarmament industrial complex to mark the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook slaughter — is so dodgy even the anti-gun mainstream media felt obliged to qualify it. ABC News:
The list tracks “any time a firearm discharges a live round inside a school building or on a school campus or grounds,” which could include suicides, accidental discharges, and criminal activity, such as gunfire related to an armed robbery, according to the website of Everytown, which is backed by billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
I’ve met some famous actors and actresses, including Bedtime for Bonzo‘s two-legged lead. I’m not prepared to say that actors are, as a group, chowderheads. But they’re certainly not the kind of people who spend their free time deep diving into political or intellectual matters.
Why would they? They’re professional line readers. Someone else’s lines. Which makes Ms. Wynter and her ilk perfect shills for Everytown for Gun Safety and its wholly-owned MDA subsidiary. Like this:
Wynter has lived in America for 25 years but originally grew up in Australia. As a mother, Wynter says that the more she learnt how easy it is to get a gun in America, the more involved she got. “It is outrageous to me that our children have to do lock down drills at school…because Congress won’t pass decent legislation,” she says.
I suspect that last bit was added by the author, Ms. Wynter’s publicist or Everytown’s Creative Council. In any case, the idea that school children face the danger of mass murderers because Congress failed to pass “decent” gun control legislation is preposterous — unless you’re willing to shut off the part of your brain where logical thought occurs.
What gun control law has or would stop a school shooter? Asked no HuffPo writer ever. How ’bout a nice underhand pitch instead?
King: What is your organization’s position on the Second Amendment?
Wynter: We are staunch supporters of the second amendment, all we would like is for people to have background checks so that obvious people should not be allowed to get their hands on a gun. We have many members who are veterans, gun owners, gun enthusiasts and they all support background checks.
Again, Ms. Wynter’s making no sense; a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment doesn’t support background checks. And she’s lying. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America doesn’t have “many members” who are gun enthusiasts. In fact, MDA doesn’t have ANY members. It’s an ad hoc, non-dues-paying association of anti-gun rights supporters funded entirely by a big city billionaire.
In her last answer to Ms. King, Ms. Wynter urges HuffPo reader to jump aboard the civilian disarmament train: “If you don’t become part of the solution you are complicit in the problem.” It’s a clunky regurgitation of the old 60’s expression “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” When it comes to protecting our children from school shooters, Ms. Wynters is more right than she’ll ever know.
But, as Jonathan Swift wrote, “Reasoning will never make a Man correct an ill Opinion, which by Reasoning he never acquired.” It’s a shame Ms. Wynter’s anti-gun rights animus was [most likely] born from tragedy. It’s a tragedy she’s incapable of correcting that opinion.