On CNN this morning, in a quote captured by Rush Limbaugh on his program today (but predictably ignored by David Edwards covering the broadcast at Raw Story), Carol Costello told viewers that "no one is talking about overturning the Second Amendment or confiscating guns in America."
Wow. What hermetically sealed cave have you been living in during the past few weeks, Carol -- or for that matter, as Limbaugh effectively asked, where have you been during the past 4-1/2 decades? Here's some of what Rush had to say in response (bolds are mine):
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You see? This is a great illustration of exactly what I'm talking about. Here is a woman -- she's an anchorette, she's an infobabe at a major cable news outlet -- who is clueless. "What could an executive order do? Nobody's talking about overturning the Second Amendment." Carol, I'm 62. My whole life they have been dreaming of "overturning the Second Amendment," and for many of these years they have said so!
And everybody knows this.
Where have you been?
"No one's talking about overturning the Second Amendment. Nobody's confiscating guns." Why are gun sales at an all-time high? Why are people running out and buying guns at a record pace? The NRA has gained more than 100,000 new members in the last 18 days. Why is that? The media has done nothing but try to destroy the NRA the last 18 days. The last 18 days they have tried to humiliate, destroy, obliterate Wayne LaPierre, the NRA, and anybody else associated with it.
People are buying gun at a record clip, joining the NRA at a record clip.
... What are they afraid of? They know who Obama is. They know what Obama and Biden are talking about when they start throwing around executive orders as they talk about "the gun problem." To a liberal, what is "the gun problem"? That they exist! That is the problem, to a leftist, to a Democrat. The problem is the guns exist.
Therefore, what is their solution?
If the problem is the existence of guns, the solution is, get rid of 'em. That's like 1 + 1 = 2. They don't get it, and somebody who points this out is obviously an extremist, wacko, Dick Dastardly kind of guy. That's me.
Here are some of the "no ones" who have talked about gun confiscation since the Newtown, Connecticut massacre:
As to those who have been talking about or repealing the Second Amendment or have taken concrete action to try to repeal it -- extralegally in all cases, because no one who doesn't like the right to keep and bear arms ever proposes trying to do it the proper way, i.e., trying to pass a constitution amendment which would repeal it -- there are at least the following:
Sorry, Carol Costello. Plenty of people, quite a few with political power, are "talking about overturning the Second Amendment or confiscating guns in America" -- and they are quite serious.
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.