Sunny Hostin, co-host of ABC’s The View—a show which touts itself as a place of varied perspectives and discussion, yet conspicuously consists almost exclusively of leftist women agreeing on leftist positions—stated on Wednesday’s broadcast that she “[believes] in the Second Amendment.”
However, Hostin then spent the rest of the conversation unraveling her statement until it had devolved almost to the point of hilarity.
“Nobody is saying no one can have guns. No one is taking away guns. I’m a supporter of the Second Amendment,” the former trial attorney maintained. But then:
“I’m not saying we should take away all guns.”
Hostin went on to insist that automatic weapons should be banned, not realizing they’ve been banned for thirty-one years. “People don't need automatic weapons,” she explained. Furthermore:
“Or semi-automatic…They don’t need it.”
Okay, Sonny— first you said you believe in the Second Amendment, and that no one is taking away guns; now you’re saying semi-automatics should be taken away. Anything else?
““The other thing I think we can ban are those bump cartridges. Can’t we ban those?”
“Don't we understand, had there been silencers on these guns, there would have been more deaths in Las Vegas!”
No, Sunny; we don’t understand that. Because there’s no reason to think that. Furthermore, suppressors reduce gunfire report only enough to protect the hearing of the shooter. Unlike the movies, they don't actually "silence" the gun.
Hostin’s descent from proposed freedom to legal restriction for the supposed greater good is a perfect example of the slippery slope of leftist thinking: first, they say they’re for the right to bear arms; then they proceed to strip that right away, one step at a time. They take the same approach to freedom of speech: they endorse it, until they don’t like what someone's saying.
In a land of liberty, freedom must be absolute. We make the country a place worth living in by making free choices to do good, not by trying to legislate away the possibility to do evil. Evil can’t be fought with the banning of provisions for its use; evil can only be overcome by good. And America’s greatest good—contrary to ideas expressed regularly on The View—is freedom.