Sunday, June 21, 2015
Karl Rove says only way to stop the violence is to repeal 2nd Amendment
Contributor article by Ann Ubelis
Today on FOX News Sunday, host Chris Wallace held a panel discussing the Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street, Charleston, South Carolina on Monday evening. On the panel was Republican Strategist Karl Rove. In response to Chris Wallace's question about the incident, Rove response was to suggest the 2nd Amendment be repealed.
The following is an excerpt from the transcript:
WALLACE: "How do we stop the violence?"
ROVE: "I wish I had an easy answer for that, but I don’t think there’s an easy answer
"We saw an act of evil. Racist, bigoted evil, and to me the amazing thing is that it was met with grief and love. Think about how far we’ve come since 1963. The whole weight of the government throughout the South was to impede finding and holding and bringing to justice the men who perpetrated the [Birmingham] bombing.
"And here, we saw an entire state, an entire community, an entire nation come together, grieving as one and united in the belief that this was an evil act, so we’ve come a long way.
"Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep us from having more of these. I mean basically the only way to guarantee that we will dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society, and until somebody gets enough “oomph” to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not going to happen."
Chris Wallace, a respected commentator and host on Fox News did not follow up with a question to Mr. Rove to defend his anti-gun stance. The question Mr. Wallace should have asked, would have been, "How many innocent lives would have been saved when Dylann Roof pulled out his firearm, had a legally armed law abiding citizen had been present?" Possibly all 9 lives and the only one exiting the church in a body bag would have been Dylann Roof.
What Mr. Rove ignores, is if citizenry is disarmed, then only the criminals and government will have guns, and lately there is little difference between the two groups.
Ann Ubelis is host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show, Southern Sense.