Skip to comments.MSNBC's Wagner Insists 'No One, Anywhere' Wants to Scrap 2nd Amendment; But She's On Record
Posted on 01/12/2013 6:16:58 AM PST by marktwain
"No one, anywhere, is talking about doing away with the Second Amendment, and no one, anywhere is advocating stripping away gun ownership," MSNBC's Alex Wagner insisted on the January 11 edition of her eponymous noontime program.
Nice try, Ms. Wagner, but exactly two years ago to the day, your colleague Richard Lui suggested it was time to "revisit the Second Amendment" following the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). In November of 2011, Wagner admitted to liberal comedian Bill Maher that she was "going to be pilloried for this" but that she would amend the U.S. Constitution to ditch the 2nd Amendment:
I think get rid of the second Amendment, the right to bear arms. I just think in the grand scheme of the rights that we have; the right of assembly, free speech, I mean, owning a gun does not, it does not tally on the same level as those other Constitutional rights.
On her Nov. 15, 2011 program, Wagner suggested she would like at the very least a ban on handguns:
Gun violence increases and yet people still believe handgun bans are bad. What's the logic there?
A handgun ban, of course, would by definition take guns away from civilian owners.
On the same edition, Wagner hailed British colleague Martin Bashir and the British in general for being "intelligent" on gun control:
WAGNER: Martin, you're from the more intelligent side of the Earth --
[laughter from MARTIN BASHIR]
WAGNER: Where they have different gun control laws and I wonder what you make of America's cultural sort of fixation on --
BASHIR: You shouldn't be asking me, because the attacks that are going to come on Twitter and Facebook are going to be overwhelming.
WAGNER: Oh, come on, that's the whole point of this show!
The British, of course, have no written Constitution and no iron-clad protection of the right to keep and bear arms. The gun control regime in the UK is so restrictive that it is virtually impossible for private citizens to own firearms for home defense, and even when civilians use shotguns to defend their homes, they may find themselves facing prosecution for assault, as did farmer Tony Martin some years back.
Great post. The marxists are just prepping the battlefield for handgun control.
“No one, anywhere, is talking about doing away with the Second Amendment, and no one, anywhere is advocating stripping away gun ownership,”
Stupid. Lying. POS.
That is the third step in the liberal gun confiscation agenda. First, ban so-called assault weapons. Then, when nothing changes in the gun violence rate, ban semi-auto weapons. Then, ban revolvers. And finally, tightly restrict long guns.
This is what Ben Shapiro was trying to get Piers Morgan to admit the other night - that the so-called assault weapons ban would have no measurable impact on gun violence and is just the first step. The liberals simply have learned to not be open about their real agenda. That is how conservatives should counter liberals - by making it clear that they are NOT being honest and that they are anti-gun and anti-self defense.
but for decades the "Fairness Doctrine" said that free speech meant that the licensed broadcasting industry (individual radio stations) must offer air time for opposing viewpoints on controversial issues.. or else!
The First Amendment remained but conservative opinion was stifled simply by citizens' (liberal shills') complaints about "fairness" thus threatening the station owners' licenses..
a kinda of "Fairness Doctrine" approach would give the illusion that the Second Amendment was respected. All kinds of options are being discussed . . . .
The point is: "No one, anywhere, [was] talking about doing away with the [First] Amendment, and no one, anywhere [was] advocating stripping away [free speech]" but . . . .
Yep. That must never be forgotten. They have no honor. They feel no shame. Intellectual honesty is unknown to them.
Orwellian doublespeak wasn't a fantasy, it was a comment on the upside down bizarro world of Leftists.
But they do so incrementally. And it's not as if the kool aid swilling headnodders in the MSM are ever going to challenge them on it. In fact, the CIA mockingbirds who operate out of most of the big media outlets are ever quick to direct the editors, producers and reporters which stories are to be covered and which questions are to be allowed.
They will eventually make the second amendment useless without repealing it....just have a series of weapons laws that make it financially impossible for the citizenry to exercise it! Death by a thousand cuts!!!
Around 10 -15 years ago, economist and gun-rights author John Lott had a short conversation with Barry Obama at the University of Chicago law school, were both held positions. Obama came right out and told Lott that he didn’t think anybody should be allowed to own guns. Enough said.
So what? Just because they don’t officially scrap them doesn’t mean they will still follow them!!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.