It’s one thing for celebrities to say stupid things about guns (see It’s Come to This: Kim Kardashian Blasts Gun Rights on Twitter and Patricia Arquette Tweets About Guns, Gets Owned by Donald Trump Jr.). But you’d think an MSNBC analyst like Steve Schmidt would be expected to be truthier.
Apparently Steve feels he needs to pay penance for introducing the world to Sarah Palin by spreading leftists’ gun lies:
The Founding Fathers “could no more conceive the idea of an AK-47…than they could’ve conceived a spaceship.”
“These weapons were not conceived of, were not understood, were not imagined in the context of the time when the amendment was authored, and we ought to have a real debate in this country about whether we want military weapons… weapons of war in the hand of every Joe who wants to go in and buy 30 of them.”
It is harder to buy cough medicine than it is to buy an AK-47 or 50 of them.
Something tells me Stevie’s never laid down some greenbacks for a boomstick before. Let me break it down. Wanna buy some cough medicine? Simply get in your Prius with the “Coexist” bumper sticker. Drive to Walgreens, pick out a bottle of Robitussin, and pay for it. The end.
Now, for the fun part. If you want a gun?
First, you’ll have to produce a photo ID. Then, you’ll have to fill out the never-ending ATF Form 4473. If you aren’t a felon, wife-beater, or smoker of the chronic, you can proceed to the background check. If you pass that, you’re formally presented with literature on the Youth Handgun Safety Act. Then, if you live in one of the good states, you can pay and take your new blaster home. Keep in mind, this is the process in a gun-friendly state. In anti-gun states, that process is MUCH longer.
As you can tell, that’s a pretty big difference. But, the biggest difference of them all? Owning a gat is a constitutional right. Possessing NyQuil isn’t. But, I wouldn’t expect anti-gunners to understand that. They still think the 2nd amendment is for muskets only: