Quantcast

October 31, 2014


Joe Scarborough: Newtown Shooting Made ‘Ideologies Of My Past’ On Guns Irrelevant (VIDEO)

image

Joe Scarborough, one of the few more Right Conservative, have finally seen that this massacre makes all previous attempts of defense of laissez faire gun policy untenable. It means that going forward this event will mark the change many have been waiting for.

While some have been saying that now is not the time for this discussion, we must make this the time. America has a very short attention span. As such this is the moment. On this issue Joe must be applauded.

LIKE My Facebook Page


Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Joe Scarborough said on Monday that the massacre in Newtown had forced him to rethink his "long-held" belief about gun rights.

In a lengthy monologue, Scarborough talked about how shaken up he had been by the killing of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. He noted that his children’s ages averaged that of some of the murdered victims.

"From this day forward, nothing can ever be the same again," he said. "… Let this be our true landmark … politicians can no longer be allowed to defend the status quo."

He said that he was a "conservative Republican" who had been solidly aligned with the NRA during his time in Congress, and had previously held libertarian views on the Second Amendment. But he added that Friday "changed everything":

"I knew that day that the ideologies of my past career were no longer relevant to the future that I want, that I demand for my children. Friday changed everything. It must change everything. We all must begin anew and demand that Washington’s old way of doing business is no longer acceptable. Entertainment moguls don’t have an absolute right to glorify murder while spreading mayhem in young minds across America. And our Bill of Rights does not guarantee gun manufacturers the absolute right to sell military-style, high-caliber, semi-automatic combat assault rifles with high-capacity magazines to whoever the hell they want.

Joe Scarborough: Newtown Shooting Made ‘Ideologies Of My Past’ On Guns Irrelevant (VIDEO)

Comments

comments

->
About Egberto Willies

Egberto Willies is a radio show host, author, blogger, political activist, DailyKOS Featured Writer, Vice President of Coffee Party USA, Executive Committee member of Move to Amend, 2nd Annual CNN iReport Spirit Award Honoree, HuffPost Live Contributor, self-employed software developer, & web designer. Egberto wrote the book ‘As I See It:Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom’ based on his belief that the mainstream media is derelict in its duty to relate what really ails the middle class and the complicity of the Right Wing in its demise. Bio: http://egbertowillies.com/bio/ Linked In: http://linkd.in/TOiHUS. Google

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Joe Scarborough says on air that Newtown shooting changed his views on guns [...]

  2. [...] of 2012 while responding to the Newtown Massacre, Joe showed something rare in conservatives, the ability to change his position when circumstances dictate it. In January of 2013, Scarborough acknowledged that Republicans cheated themselves into holding on [...]