A few days ago, I warned you on my radio program that the Left would use the survivors of the Florida school shooting as propaganda pawns in a nationwide gun grab.
I warned you to be prepared because they were about to mount an ugly assault on the Second Amendment – smearing every law-abiding gun owner as bloodthirsty monsters.
And that’s exactly what happened Wednesday night during CNN’s repulsive town hall meeting.
CNN shamefully exploited a terrible, terrible tragedy in an attempt to smear the National Rifle Association as a domestic terrorist organization and law-abiding gun owners as child killers.
Sen. Marco Rubio and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch were subjected to a verbal flogging. They tried to engage in a thoughtful discussion, but they were shouted down by the angry crowd.
“I had to have a security detail to get out,” Loesch told a sympathetic crowd at CPAC. “I wouldn’t be able to exit if I didn’t have a security detail.”
Others in the crowd screamed that she was a murderer and a bad mother to her two children. It was, quite frankly, repulsive.
“There were people rushing the stage and screaming, ‘burn her,’” she said.
Let’s be clear about something – Sen. Rubio and Ms. Loesch had absolutely nothing to do with the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. They are not the bad guys.
What about the Broward County Sheriff’s Department? Why weren’t they grilled by parents and students? What about the school district? What about the mental health department? What about the FBI?
Yes, there are plenty of bad guys – but Rubio and Loesch are not the bad guys – and neither are the millions of law-abiding gun owners who were slandered by CNN.
But that wasn’t the point of CNN’s town hall gathering. It really wasn’t about giving the students a voice – it was about declaring war on the Second Amendment.
There was a moment when Sen. Rubio pointed out that a ban on semi-automatic firearms would mean a ban on every semi-automatic rifle sold in the country.
The crowd of about 5,000 people roared with approval.
“Some people want all of us to disarm,” Loesch said. “You heard that town hall last night. They cheered the confiscation of firearms.”
Consider this warning from the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre:
“Socialism is a movement that loves a smear. Racists, misogynists, sexists, xenophobe and more,” he said at CPAC. “These are the weapons and vitriol these character assassinations permanently hang on their targets because socialism feeds off manipulated victims.”
And that’s exactly what happened at CNN’s disgraceful town hall meeting.
So buckle up, Americans. The Left has already declared war on free speech and religious liberty. Now, they’re coming after the Second Amendment.