I called for a real discussion about guns over a week ago in the pages of USA Today, knowing full well that the issue is prone in the extreme to intellectual fakery. And here we are now, being lectured on every television channel by a teenager named David Hogg who, having survived the onslaught of the Florida shooter, is now simply regurgitating all the same old partisan talking points we’ve heard before.
The leftist press is trying to pull the wool over our weary eyes with this cherubic agitprop. Maybe, just maybe, such a change of messenger from the typically loathsome and uninformed media hack could have worked, were it not for the Broward County Sheriff’s Department. Instead, no mass shooting in America has had such a clarifying voice in the equation, regardless of how dysfunctional and frustrating Sheriff Scott Israel’s voice may be.
But therein lies his unintentional power of persuasion. Because on the Second Amendment, Israel is like the Ten Commandments when it comes to getting real about what to do about guns.
There are enemies, both foreign and domestic, that the Second Amendment was originally designed to safeguard against. Israel and his self-described “amazing leadership” are a poster child for those enemies, domestic. Letting young Mr. Hogg distract us from that will mean our culture collectively fails yet another civics test.
by Steve Deace