Bill O’Reilly was a bully, a blowhard and a not-so-secret statist. For example, the Fox News commentator was happy to put his seal of approval on government gun control. O’Reilly’s replacement, Tucker Carlson, is a gun rights advocate. As you can see in the clip (not magazine) below.
I wouldn’t say Mr. Carlson takes Mark Glaze to pieces in this interview, but he did an excellent job keeping the Guns Down America and former Everytown for Gun Safety jefe on the hot seat.
Mr. Carlson highlighted the fact that the Seattle gun and ammo tax didn’t work, and had a good old go at Mr. Glaze for his [barely hidden] support of gun confiscation. Unfortunately, the Fox anchor failed to take Mr. Glaze to task for stating that “the gun lobby has made it impossible for the federal government to study gun violence.”
Not true! The CDC guidelines for “gun violence” research simply mandates that research cannot be a form of gun control advocacy. But hey, you can’t really expect a news guy to know all the ways that gun control advocates mislead, misdirect and mischaracterize the truth about guns.
The more important point: Mr. Carlson didn’t let Mr. Glaze off the hook. As far as I can remember, this is the first time I’ve ever seen a proper gun control reality check from a mainstream media organization, without letting the civilian disarmament rep weasel word away from the facts.
For this interview alone, Mr. Carlson receives TTAG’s Gun Hero of the Day Award. The fact that the former MSNBC anchor (true story) is now in a commanding position on Fox fills me with hope that the public will encounter more unbridled Second Amendment advocacy. Finally.