From Mommy Underground October 13, 2017
It’s no secret many Americans hang on every word uttered by celebrities, especially liberals whose ideologies mimic those in Hollywood and the mainstream media.
Following the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas, many celebrities have bombarded the airwaves and social media calling for strict gun control legislation to be introduced, something the left has been proposing for years.
But a frightening trend may be emerging in which even more conservative-leaning Hollywood types are publicizing their thoughts that more gun control means these types of tragedies will stop — despite the facts to the contrary.
Hollywood A-lister Ashton Kutcher tweeted the following in response to the Las Vegas shooting:
“I’ve had a gun since I was 12 yrs old but enough is enough. I’m a hunter and a sportsman but Nobody needs these weapons. Let’s pray and then let’s change the law.”
The left and their celebrity backers are once again raising their argument that strict gun control measures would prevent mass shootings like these from occurring. But even gun control advocate and extreme liberal Dianne Feinstein stated that no law would have prevented this tragedy.
According to Fox News:
“No,” said Feinstein in reply to a question if there could “have been any law passed that would’ve stopped” the shooting. “He passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” she told CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson.
The Senator echoed the comment on another program the same day – clearing any confusion whether she misspoke, saying that she is not sure if any gun laws could have prevented the disaster.
“I don’t know. I would have to take a good look at that and really study it. I’m not sure there is any set of laws that could have prevented it,” she said.
In fact, Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock passed multiple criminal background checks, and legally purchased all of his firearms.
Even liberal network CNN reported:
“For a person to purchase 33 firearms — and in different states — there would be, in my opinion, absolutely no way it would have passed 33 checks if he had something in his background…he had a very clean background,” (former ATF agent) Vasquez said.
So why are celebrities like Kutcher – who has in the past advocated for gun rights – trying to sway the public by using their status to promote a false narrative?
It appears they either don’t understand the facts or are falling victim to the liberal rhetoric so prevalent in their industry. Kutcher also remarked, “There’s a middle ground here let’s get to the table and find it.”
But this kind of middle ground/compromise thinking is dangerous. Political experts have predicted this is a “slippery slope” in which even small gun control measures could quickly and easily eradicate our Second Amendment rights.
Republicans have signaled that they would be open to the banning bump stocks, which were used by the shooter in Vegas. there has yet to be any serious policy proposals from the Left that could have prevented the killer, who passed all background checks with flying colors, from carrying out such an attack.
Feinstein has said that “we need a law” to ban bump stocks, and described her bill as a simple piece of two-page legislation “written in clean English” and narrowly focused on bumps stocks.
However, the language of her bill is anything but narrow. In fact, the bill—the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act—bans any “accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.” This language is very crucial because in it goes after bump stocks for being exactly what the ATF described—an accessory, not a conversion device.
Feinstein’s bill currently has 38 co-sponsors, all of whom are Democrat. But numerous Republicans have voiced openness to gun control via bump stock legislation and/or hearings on such legislation.
In response to Kutcher’s tweets, many fans expressed disappointment in his remarks since he had supported gun rights in the past.Others asked whether he would stop carrying a firearm, or whether his security detail is ever armed.
One respondent tweeted:
“So you’re giving them up, surrendering your license to own? Let’s see.” And another stated, “Laws only work when people follow them. There is a law against murder and that didn’t stop [the Vegas attacker] so why would more gun laws?”
The simple fact is most shooters who murder innocent citizens purchase firearms legally. Millions of Americans are legal gun owners and do not go on violent rampages to harm or kill people. The expression, “Guns don’t kill people; people kill people” holds true.
Following the Sandy Hook shooting, actor Samuel L. Jackson made a profound statement, saying,“I don’t think it’s about more gun control. I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life.”
And therein lies the problem with Kutcher’s remarks, and those of Democrats who push gun control. The issue is not the guns, but the evil in the hearts of those who commit these atrocities.