There is a simple rule all should follow when commenting on any issue. If you do not understand it, shut up! I try to use this strategy here. Notice I do not comment on hunting. Why? Well, having been deer hunting once, and never elk or bear or moose hunting. I have Been rabbit hunting, squirrel hunting, but am certainly no exert, so, I use the SHHH Rule! Chris Wallace should follow my lead
Wallace’s analysis of the Democrats’ convention went off the rails when he turned to the topic of Joe Biden and gun control.
Earlier in the hour, Wallace praised an address by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords — whose husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, is seeking to unseat Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., in November — as “enormously powerful” and called her “a living embodiment of the concern” most Americans have about gun violence.
“In a shopping center, some twisted nut to came up with a gun and shot her and then shot a number of other people as well,” Wallace said, recalling the 2011 mass shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Giffords.
“I understand that Republicans will say that Joe Biden wants to take away your Second Amendment rights,” Wallace added. “The only problem with that is, Biden has made it clear over and over [that] he’s not interested in taking away Second Amendment rights, he’s interested in taking away weapons of mass destruction like assault weapons.”
See, Wallace both injected his opinion, which is based on false information, an showed his ignorance of firearms. Calling an AR-15 an “assault weapon” is bad enough, but to compare it to weapons of mass destruction? Just stop, really, just SHHHHHH.
Mr. Biden does not, in fact support the right to keep and bear arms, Biden, at best, supports his view of the second amendment
When it overturned California’s 10-round magazine limit last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit emphasized what Americans commonly do when they exercise their constitutional right to armed self-defense. Joe Biden, by contrast, thinks the relevant question is how many shells Americans are allowed to have in their shotguns when they hunt migratory birds.
“I respect the Second Amendment,” Biden insisted last March while arguing with a Detroit autoworker about gun control. But the evidence he offered was not exactly reassuring.
“I have a shotgun,” Biden said. “My sons hunt.” He notably omitted any mention of the right to self-defense, which the Supreme Court has recognized as the Second Amendment’s “central component,” or of handguns, which the justices described as the “quintessential self-defense weapon.”
In explaining his plan to ban “high-capacity magazines,” Biden also talks about hunting. “Federal law prevents hunters from hunting migratory game birds with more than three shells in their shotgun,” his campaign says. “That means our federal law does more to protect ducks than children.”
Go read the rest of that piece, it is good, and illustrates Biden’s “belief” in the second amendment. As Cam Newton notes, “journalists” like Chris Wallace fail to ask what politicians believe the second amendment actually protects
It’s easy for a politician to claim that their gun control laws are in line with the Second Amendment, but too few reporters ever actually bother to dig deeper and ask what exactly those politicians think the Second Amendment actually protects. Sure, Joe Biden has said that he’s not interested in taking away anyone’s right to keep and bear arms, but what does the Second Amendment mean to Joe Biden? We’ve already pointed out that Kamala Harris appears to believe the Second Amendment doesn’t protect an individual right to keep and bear arms. Maybe Chris Wallace can ask Joe Biden what he thinks the Second Amendment is all about the next time he interviews Biden from his basement.
Of course, Newton is dead on here, the media typically allows politicians like Biden give vague, meaningless answers without following up. That is not journalism, it is lazy.