I have said before that I love to bring you Bill Maher, when I can. Here he is in all his glory, but instead of the New Rules, this is an outtake of Maher being serious, or at least as serious as he gets. Sadly, it is also largely a criticism of Democrats that is all too well deserved.
Bill Maher and his Real Time panel ripped Democrats again on Friday for not setting themselves apart from Republicans when it comes to gun safety laws, pointing out that even Fort Hood shooter Ivan Lopez questioned how easy it was for a person with mental health issues to have access to firearms months before attacking the base.
“Our gun laws are so crazy, even crazy people know that they’re crazy,” Maher said.
Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon agreed, mentioning the bipartisan gun bill that could not make it into law despite overwhelming public support following the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut…
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Maher is right. Far too many Democrats tuck tail over threats from Wayne LaPierre and the blood for profit lobby. Democrats need to look at common-sense gun safety regulation as an opportunity. Wedge issues with 90% public support are hard to find. Use it!
One place to start is to ask a potential gun buyer is how they vote. If they say “Republican” or “Duh” (Republican in TEAbaggerse), then a lengthily mental evaluation to determine their sanity should be performed, before the purchase is allowed. After all, since Bill wasn’t trying to be funny, it’s my turn. 😉