Friday, October 11, 2013
Emily Miller with Joe Scarborough and Friends
In the past I've called her a shill for the gun lobby and a stooge for the NRA. My opinion hasn't changed, although I have to say, of all the pro-gun spokespeople, she's the best talker they've got.
The shill part comes in when she tries to repeatedly convince us that "assault weapons" are just like hunting rifles. This is ridiculous and anyone with half-a-brain can see why. Hunting rifles are not designed to take magazines which hold 30 rounds or more. That's because hunting rifles are made for shooting deer and wild pigs. Assault rifles are designed to shoot as many humans as possible in as efficient a manner as they can.
The other quibble I have is when she falls back on that old nonsense of how few people are prosecuted for failing the backgkround check. We've discussed this at great length, basically it's a diversionary tactic to distract people from the fact that in every case in which someone fails a background check the system worked. That person was prevented from buying a gun. The paper crime of lying on a government form is beside the point.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.