I happened to see Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, with Rachel Maddow on the panel. A “discussion” of Reaganomics eventually devolved into gun bashing with a little help from the host. Maddow made the following comment that simulatenously set my teeth on edge and made me laugh:
We banned cop-killer bullets that were designed to go through body armor. We banned plastic guns that are designed to evade metal detectors. We banned machine guns.
That kind of ill-informed statement is a big part of the reason we’re burdened with the stupid anti-freedom laws we have today: anti-gunners don’t know what they’re talking about. It’s also what makes them so dangerous. Shoulder thing that goes up, anyone?
Here’s the video. Anti gun discussion rant starts at 4:11. (The fact that they’re arguing Reaganomics with Reagan’s Budget Director quietly watching is rather amusing.)
During the Bush administration I actually found Maher funny, even if I didn’t agree with most of what he said. Now that Obama is in power, Maher just spews hate and venom at both parties. I find it odd.