Geraldo’s Impotent Outrage Against the 2nd Amendment

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The tragic shooting of firearms instructor Charles Vacca has brought understandable outrage from both responsible gun-advocates as well as the usual chorus of loonies on the left. When reports surfaced from the Arizona gun range last week, most people wondered why a 9-year-old girl would be shooting an Uzi. Regardless of laws, the situation that left Vacca dead was a culmination of terrible judgment from both the range and the parents. Predictably, however, many commentators are using this as a chance to forward their anti-gun agenda.

Geraldo Rivera, Fox News’ token liberal, has been at his tearful, faux-rage best this week. You have to give a guy like Rivera credit, though; he’s willing to say things that most liberals prefer to shy away from. It’s unclear whether that makes him especially insane or just refreshingly honest about his true intentions. Either way, you don’t have to accuse Rivera of being anti-Constitutional – he’ll be happy to tell you in his own words. Here are a few choice quotes from Rivera’s Facebook post on the subject:

“Like I always say, the 2nd Amendment, the provision that gives every American the right to keep and bear arms, is blind and stupid.”

“Just as it protects access to weapons for cops and hunters, it also protects access to weapons for domestic abusers, mental patients, jerk-offs on the no-fly list, all-around dim bulbs, and now little children.”

“It is obscene and uncivilized to let a third grader shoot a fully automatic Uzi machine gun. What was she training for, revolution? Invasion? Service in the coming post-apocalyptic social disorder? Stupid, but just another of countless examples of how far into insanity we have let the gun nuts push us.”

Ah, the gun nuts have pushed the country to the point where 9-year-olds are wielding submachine guns. How is that, exactly? What responsible gun owners are coming out in favor of what happened at the Arizona gun range last week? Geraldo’s campaign against the 2nd Amendment is wrongheaded, ignorant, and un-American.

9-year-olds probably shouldn’t drive cars, smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, have sex, or do any number of things that American adults are trusted to do on a daily basis. Geraldo’s remarks remind me of the weirdos who think e-cigarette flavors like grape and chocolate are meant to entice kids into using them. No, adults enjoy those flavors as well.

Make no mistake about it, the libs are going to jump all over this story. But the fact remains that it is the gun range’s negligence that led to their employee being shot. The right to bear arms comes with certain responsibilities, many of which can be found no further than your own common sense. I don’t understand why the left always begs the federal government to take away our rights every time something bad happens. I shudder to think what America would look like if it were up to people like Rivera.