Perpetually angry D-list comedian Sandra Bernhard joined other ghoulish celeb leftists Tuesday in using the Aurora tragedy to score points for the gun control movement. More specifically, she’s asking Obama to “reinstate gun control laws over automatic weapons.”
Really, Sandra? We didn’t realize the 1934 Firearms Act had been overturned. Try again, genius.
The fully automatic weapons that gun controllers use to push this agenda have been heavily regulated by the federal government since 1934 and not produced for civilian sale since 1986. Don’t take my word for it – here’s Josh Sugarmann of the Violence Policy Center: “The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons-anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun-can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.”
For the record, the Aurora shooter didn’t use automatic weapons to carry out his sickening crime. The New York Times reports that the gunman used “a semiautomatic variation of the military’s M-16 rifle, a pump-action 12-gauge shotgun and at least one .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol.”
But facts mean nothing to gun ban zealots like Bernhard. Gun-grabbers refuse to debate the merits of keeping semi-automatic weapons available to law-abiding citizens. Instead, they use inflated scaretistics, blatantly false assertions and tragedies like the Aurora shooting to instill fear that violent criminals are strolling out of the local Bass Pro with arsenals of automatic weapons.
They willfully ignore the history of citizens armed with concealed weapons saving lives in Colorado.
Many Coloradans will remember that the mass shooting in Colorado Springs at New Life Church in 2007 was stopped by a citizen hero, Jeanne Assam, because she was armed and shot back — saving hundreds of lives.
And of course, they ignore the countless armed women empowered to protect themselves and their families from violent criminals when law enforcement couldn’t or wouldn’t help.
But of course, we already know how vile misogynist Sandra Bernhard feels about empowered gun-toting women like Sarah Palin: she’d like to see them “gang-raped” by her “big black brothers.”