For someone whose mantra is, “The spin stops here,” Bill O’Reilly couldn’t have spun more on the gun issue than the Tilt a Whirl at next week’s county fair. Yes, we in the hinterland still go to county fairs. And, if we encounter a mass killer there, we will shoot him, (in the face if he is wearing a gas mask).
On Monday July 24th’s Talking Points, Bill made some outrageously erroneous statements about guns and gun purchases, so misleading, that one would be led to believe that Michael More might have penned them. Sadly, many in even the ‘Conservative’ media have no idea when it comes to guns and the Second Amendment.
Mr. O’Reilly’s gets a good start by suggesting that, “(Bill) Moyers has no clue, no clue at all. He apparently believes that federal and state governments can actually control gun crimes. That’s so dumb it hurts.” But then, he follows up this statement with some of the most ignorant and uninformed talking points that I have witnessed on his show, and yes, I am a regular viewer.
Here’s the first gem. O’Reilly, “Anyone who sells a heavy weapon or ammo should be compelled to report the sale to the FBI. It’s a felony if you don’t. That’s what we should have in the U.S.A. and it just makes sense in this age of terrorism. Right now some gun dealers do background checks but nobody reports the sale of heavy weapons like AK-47′s to the feds. That’s insane.”