(Human Events) Exhibit A is Piers Morgan of CNN, who appears to have gone utterly mad since the Newtown shooting. He claimed it was possible to by AR-15 assault rifles in supermarkets, ignoring repeated requests from more rational commentators to name the remarkable supermarket he’s been shopping at. On Tuesday, he went berserk on the air and got into a shouting match with guest Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America. (He called Pratt an "unbelievably stupid man".) Some of this can be dismissed as grandstanding for ratings, but it’s not just Morgan. Author Joyce Carol Oates wished NRA members would get shot, so they might finally give up their damnable Second Amendment rights… and insisted she wasn’t speaking “ironically.” She also mused that a lot of “gun accidents” might not be so accidental after all, broadly accusing thousands of Americans who disagree with her of being murderers. University of Rhode Island history teacher Erik Loomis launched into a profane tirade that accused the National Rifle Association of being a “terrorist organization” and called for the CEO’s “head on a stick,” although he did later try to claim he was speaking ironically, after being rebuked by his university.Chris Matthews even joined in the fray, which is nothing unusual for him.
(Human Events) Matthews suggested gun owners are, “..people on the far-right (who) never lose their passion…Normal people have other interests like their spouses, their lives, their children, and even their generalized politics isn’t driven by one issue,” he said.So, it's okay for an individual's politics to be driven by one issue, as long as it isn't gun control, or some other conservative position. I have news for Mr. Matthews. I am a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment and the right of an individual to keep and bear arms.....Read the rest at Political Realities.