The deadliest mass shooting in US history occurred in Las Vegas just a few days ago, and the country is still reeling. Instead of praying for the 50 plus who were killed and the 500 plus injured, as well as working towards figuring out why this happened, the Democrats are making some very bold claims.
Keith Olbermann, one of the most well-known Democrats, makes an outrageous claim about the National Rifle Association (NRA) in his latest video from his series The Resistance. According to The Hill, Olbermann suggests that the NRA is nothing more than a terrorist organization. In the process, he manages to invent his own definition of the Second Amendment.
Olbermann believes that the original purpose of the Second Amendment was “to keep the Federal government from taking away the right of each state to maintain its own militia.” But in case one might need a policy prescription on what the right the bear arms “really” means, Olbermann has that covered.
Now, he reasons, it has turned “into an excuse for why madmen of whatever heritage or political purpose cannot be stopped from carrying at least ten long rifles into a hotel room in Las Vegas and setting up a sniper’s nest and killing people.”
Olbermann goes on to state that the right to “keep and bear” arms somehow does not mean own guns. Does that mean you would “keep and bear” guns that you don’t own?
Fortunately for Olbermann, he isn’t willing to bring anyone on his show to challenge his way of thinking. Instead, he continues touting his beliefs about the Second Amendment that can come from nowhere but the mind of a liberal.
According to Olbermann, “The Second Amendment is gun-control from an era where the gun was a musket and not an automatic killing machine that could be bought and stashed on the 32nd floor of a hotel in order to shoot people 500 at a time.”
His definitions seem to get quite confusing and run all over each other. Is the implication that we can own muskets but nothing else? If so, that goes against his previous statement that “keep and bear” isn’t the same thing as owning.
After his attack on the Second Amendment, Olbermann calls out the NRA by name. “It is time to end refusing to call mass murderers who do not have obvious political motives ‘terrorists.’ It is time to end the National Rifle Association.”
Keith Olbermann suggests that the NRA is nothing more than a terrorist organization. Really? What do you think?
Interestingly enough, President Trump did call the shooter in Las Vegas a terrorist. So it seems like Trump and Olbermann are finally on the same page — only they’re not.
Olbermann then goes on to call out President Trump for some mysterious reason, “And it is time to end the career of any political figure who made his way to the White House dog whistling to his Second Amendment people.”
It is almost as if Olbermann is okay with stripping away the rights of people — just as long as it suits his political needs. This is an unfair assessment and above all else, purely disrespectful to the people who lost their lives or were injured in Las Vegas.