In the rush to politicize the tragic shooting at the Capital Gazette office in Maryland, liberals again displayed a dizzying ignorance of the U.S. Constitution.
The liberal blue-check brigade on Twitter attempted to zing President Trump and the National Rifle Association hoping to score a few political points with the base.
We should see if trump and the @NRA think we should start arming journalists
— Ben Wexler (@mrbenwexler) June 28, 2018
oddly havent seen calls to arm journalists (would be as dumb as the calls to arm teachers, etc. but yeah…)
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 29, 2018
But facts can be challenging for the left, as actor James Woods pointed out in a tweet in response.
I’m sure in your zeal to have government monitor, approve, regulate, or otherwise manage your every waking minute, you might have forgotten that journalists, like all Americans, have the constitutional right to arm themselves. @NRA #2A https://t.co/EIx4Mo8Vgk
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 29, 2018
The ridiculous take on the safety of journalists as a group separate from the average American sent heads crashing to desks.
I think you’ll find that the NRA thinks journalists should have the right to carry a weapon if they want to, actually. https://t.co/jWYmvlzEEu
— RBe (@RBPundit) June 29, 2018
Any one who wants to legally arm themselves should be able to… let me repeat… ANYONE.
Calls for teachers to be able to arm themselves are to protect themselves and students. So yeah, I support that too. https://t.co/Abf5UIwKRA
— Joe (@JoeC1776) June 29, 2018
Hey doofus. You already have that right. It’s called the 2nd Amendment. Read the Constitution.
That right isn’t given to you by Trump or the NRA. SMH. https://t.co/BUK0QJg8kC
— kerry (@K1erry) June 29, 2018
Journalists like everyone else should be allowed to carry a firearm if they so choose. https://t.co/pf1QV7qHA1
— Michael O’Donovan (@BeardedMinarchy) June 29, 2018
The point liberal journalists tried to make was soon lost as their Constitutionally-literate counterparts weighed in.
Journalist here. First and Second Amendment advocate. What about journalists who want to arm themselves? https://t.co/wt0FEbGHFy
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 29, 2018
If it were easier to carry in DC I guarantee many in our newsroom would be packing https://t.co/QgI7VdMYxr
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) June 29, 2018
I’m an armed journalist and I consistently encourage others to follow my lead. https://t.co/KlxeHIzHia
— Just Jenn (@JennJacques) June 29, 2018
I’m sure @realDonaldTrump & the @NRA are fine with journalists choosing to arm themselves where the law permits it. Though I think we all would want @Acosta to have a psych exam before letting him have any sort of weapon.
— ??#IAmTheNRA Rosenblum (@StevenRosenblum) June 29, 2018
Some on Twitter questioned the premise of making arming journalists a collective decision.
Who’s “we,” and how are “we” arming people?
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) June 29, 2018
Journalists are big boys and girls. They should arm themselves without waiting for “we” to do it.
— baldilocks (@JulietteAkinyi) June 29, 2018
What does this mean, “WE should start arming [them]”? What specific volitional action must “we” be taking? Why not let journalists make their own choices? #ShallNotBeInfringed
— Joe the Dissident (@joethepatriotic) June 29, 2018
The libs don’t want to arm themselves they want the government to arm them. https://t.co/ip14OonPEJ
— MelDavies (@mrd7378) June 29, 2018
And countless others just felt the responsibility to school the liberals.
Dude…. seriously. It’s called the 2nd amendment. If you want to arm yourself, arm yourself.
— ??Cathy?? (@cathyfcraft) June 29, 2018
It’s called the 2nd amendment.
— Owen Benjamin Leight ? (@SHB_Leight) June 29, 2018
Extremely strict laws in Maryland, but criminals aren’t deterred.
But you do you.
— JWF (@JammieWF) June 29, 2018
It is until someone shows up with a sword.
— Thomas Parks (@thomasdeeparks) June 29, 2018
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