If you’re a shooting survivor, your opinion cannot be questioned. So sayeth the mainstream media. Most opinions, at least. If you still don’t support gun control (see Parkland JROTC Student: Hero Coach Should Have Been Armed and Parkland High School Student: I Don’t Think Gun Control Would Have Prevented This), no one is really questioning you. You just aren’t invited to repeat it on TV. You’re allowed to have an opinion, but it’s viewed as more of an oddity. Like the bearded lady at a circus. Make sure it’s not, in fact, Rosie O’Donnell.
Toby Clark is one of those odd ducks who survived a shooting and lived to tell the tale. He still opposes gun control.
“I’m open to ideas to fix the problems that we have. I mean nobody’s perfect — we all make mistakes. But when, you know, people just want to ban something just because someone did something wrong with it — I mean, that’s not helping the issue at all.”
Sidenote: sweet beard bro!
So we’re clear. Him having an opinion everyone at Louder with Crowder agrees with doesn’t make it more or less valid than the kids CNN has been promoting to push gun control. Let’s disagree with survivors without being dickweeds about it. Clark’s opinion is more informed. But that’s mainly an age thing. Once CNN’s Gun Control Kidz have more life experience, we can have more of a conversation. Maybe start getting their news from places other than Facebook memes and celebrity Twitter accounts. Or CNN.
The problem is the way the left has deified any teenager in Florida who repeats their gun control talking points like an automated stuffed parrot at Disneyland. Sure, don’t be a dickweed about survivors. But treating survivors with respect doesn’t mean you let ignorant comments about constitutional issues go unchecked.
Everyone has a right to their opinion. Including the right to call you out for having the wrong opinion. Fair?