Joe Scarborough, ‘If you defend assault weapons, you look like a jackass.”
By: Jason Easley
Jan. 31st, 2013
Joe Scarborough has a message for those who are defending assault weapons, “If you go out and try to defend assault weapons, then you end up looking like a jackass.”
Here is the video-at link~
The NRA doesn’t want any laws when it comes to guns. That’s the whole point of their existence. They aren’t defending the average American’s Second Amendment rights. They are a lobbying front for weapons manufacturers. The fewer laws the better. The easier it is to buy a gun, the more profits will grow for the gun industry. That’s is the purpose of what the NRA is doing. While working to make sure that the laws on the books can’t be enforced, the NRA has taken the public stand that the problem is that government isn’t enforcing existing gun laws. What the NRA doesn’t mention is that they are the ones who are lobbying Congress to limit the power to enforce gun laws.
From a public relations point of view, Scarborough nailed it. Anyone who tries to defend assault weapons ends up looking like an uncaring jackass, or someone who is completely out of touch with reality. The flaw in the NRA’s fantasy intruder scenario is that they assume all criminals are armed with guns. (This makes sense when you consider that the NRA’s position is just say no to any and all gun laws.) What if the intruder doesn’t have a gun? If the intruder is not carrying a gun, the woman would only need one bullet. That’s the problem with these survivalist fantasy scenarios. They can be spun in any and all directions. The NRA is selling a fearmongering fantasy that is making their membership and the Republican members of Congress who mouth their talking points all look like jackasses.