In an attempt to prop up the failing gun control movement, television host David Letterman clamored for more gun control during a discussion with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper last night on The Late Show With David Letterman.
The nearly four minute segment was little more than a ploy to attack the Second Amendment, with Letterman setting aside comedy in favor of asking loaded questions designed to make the audience believe that support for gun control is much larger than it actually is.
“Daily in this country, a child or an underaged boy or girl is shot and killed by a gun,” he said. “And then we had the situation in Santa Barbara, California where a fellow was unbalanced and killed people, then killed himself.”
“I certainly thought that Newtown [Sandy Hook] was going to be the landmark, changing, touchstone point in this country where we changed our understanding and awareness about gun ownership.”
Letterman then claimed that gun control would somehow “improve” gun ownership without “eliminating guns,” a common lie considering that gun control ultimately leads to the confiscation of once-legal firearms.
“People are shot and killed each and every day by private handgun ownership,” he said. “You can’t tell me that this isn’t an insoluble problem.”
Letterman also asked how the case for gun control is not “cut and dry.”
“I’m not anti-gun,” he claimed, “but for the love of Christ, when are we going to do something about this nonsense?”
It’s no accident that anti-gun propaganda is becoming more common on TV shows, movies and other forms of mass entertainment.
For one thing, the gun control movement did not originate from the grassroots but is rather a top-down movement bankrolled by powerful politicians such as former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg who want nothing more than to expand government powers at the expense of individual liberties.
Grassroots gun rights organizations, on the other hand, attract thousands of individuals who are working not to advance the agenda of politicians but to defend their birth rights, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that they dwarf gun control groups.
Case in point, a panel discussion on gun control during the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas last March failed to attract more than a handful of people.
Compare that to the grassroots open carry rally that also occurred during SXSW which attracted well over 100 gun owners on a weekday.
So in response to this obvious lack of support for gun control, the establishment is increasingly using TV shows, sports and movies to try and sway public opinion against the Second Amendment, which is exactly what happened last night on The Late Show With David Letterman and in 2012 when American sportscaster Bob Costas gave an anti-gun speech to millions of Americans who were watching an NFL game.
And this strategy to brainwash people into supporting unpopular gun control legislation was laid out by Attorney General Eric Holder back in 1995.
“We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way,” he said to the Woman’s National Democratic Club.