Wednesday night’s CNN show trial was just as hideously horrible as one could have predicted when it came to promoting gun control and confiscation in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings (so just like the first one). At around 10:00 p.m. Eastern, Antifa supporter, judge, and jury Chris Cuomo’s dismissal (along with his panelists) of a female gun owner showed an invective toward those who don’t share their worldview.
And at another point, Cuomo offered a truly insane falsehood about the 1990s assault weapons ban.
So, an hour after Cuomo opened the show by ghoulishly maligning the National Rifle Association and Second Amendment supporters, Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners member Theresa Inacker told the audience:
I’m Theresa and I’m a volunteer with the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners, so I’m a proud, female firearm owner and I just want to say I’m a firearm owner and I care too. So, I think there’s a little bit of a misunderstanding that we don’t care. But we do and, actually, we’re against violence. All violence. Not just gun violence, so my question is do you believe a woman has a right to choose whether or not to defend her own body? And in the manner she chooses? And the government should not interfere with that decision?
Perfectly normal. She pushed back on CNN’s near-universal smearing of millions of people and wondered if women should be allowed to protect themselves. But the fix was long in, including the fact that one of the snarky chyrons merely identified her as “AR-15 owner.”
But CNN law enforcement analyst and former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey dismissed Inacker, telling her that her comments were “a little off-topic here, but I do believe in a woman’s right to choose” and “when you get into the area about any means she chooses, I don’t know what you mean by that.”
Ramsey continued by talking down to her as if she was some trigger-happy person, stating that “there are laws if you’re talking about deadly force” versus just owning a firearm, and that she should be fully read up on state gun laws “so they don’t wind up doing something that could actually cause them some problems down the road.”
Cuomo then interjected with some mental gymnastics, talking about abortion and making a pretzel-twisted argument about how owning a firearm (i.e. the Second Amendment) infringes on someone’s liberty:
It’s interesting. There’s a transitive property involved, right? You’re playing on what we see with reproductive rights. And in each case, though, people who are making these impassionist — impassioned argument what’s the concern? The concern is the well being of the person who winds up being the recipient of the act, right? When you’re talking about reproductive rights which obviously isn’t what we’re talking about tonight, but still important. It’s well, what about the fetus? Or what about the baby? When is it a person, right? You’re thinking about, well, who is going to be impacted by the decision that’s made. Well, that’s the same thing here is that I have a right to own a gun. I do. I do own a gun. But my right has restrictions on it, Chief, right? And we start talking about what is the impact of my right on the rest of society that’s where you get into what Scalia — and you have to say it that way — may he rest in peace. He was a genius jurist. Before that case, we didn’t have an individual right read into the Second Amendment and the difference is huge. The Second Amendment used to be about what the state could make you do. That’s where it came from. You have to have the arm. It has to be able to be used and you have to know how to use it, so when you come to work in the Washington’s army, you know what the hell you’re doing[.]
A few minutes later, Cuomo falsely stated that the decade-long assault weapons ban that came about with the 1994 crime bill was unfortunate because “you cannot figure out if it made a difference in crime because we don’t track it”, and that “the manufacturers went right around the restrictions and there were all these weapons that existed already that were willing for transfer.”