TheBlaze’s S.E. Cupp battled liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on the gun issue Friday, arguing against gun restrictions and schooling him on basic statistics on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Cupp, contending with boos from the “Real Time” audience, said the problem with a gun registry is that “it treats law-abiding citizens as if they are guilty until proven innocent.”
She went on, “The problem with background checks, five-day waiting periods, they assume that I have criminal intent to use my gun to pursue my Second Amendment rights…I go to get a background check, ‘Prove to me you’re not a criminal.’ I go to get a gun, ‘Prove to me you don’t want to use it in the heat of passion right now, wait five days, you need to cool off.’ That’s not fair — the government is not in the business of intimidating me away from my Second Amendment rights. It’s an abuse of power, and it seeps into the culture — it’s why newspapers think they can publish gun owners’ addresses, as if they are pariahs. It’s not appropriate.”
Moore countered, “You have a dangerous device that can kill 20 schoolchildren, I want to know where that device is. You can have it — ”
“You do not have that right,” Cupp said.
Moore then said he wanted the Second Amendment altered to spell out the Founding Fathers’ intention: that it covers muskets.
Maher pointed out that he is a gun owner himself and would never give his guns up. He said he goes to the shooting range a few times a year, which Moore said wasn’t enough — he wouldn’t be effective against an intruder if he were just coming out of a deep sleep.
“As opposed to what, just getting mowed down?” Maher asked.
The conversation shifted to crime statistics, with Maher raising the question: Why have gun homicides gone down in an age of less gun control?
Moore made the point that all crime has gone down, and Cupp said mass shootings are also down — causing Moore to throw up his hands in laughter.
“Less school shootings since Columbine, let me ponder that for a second,” he said sarcastically.
“There have been fewer mass shootings over the past 30 years, that’s just a fact,” Cupp said. “It’s an inconvenient truth I know, but it’s a fact.”
Moore referenced “the bubble” that gun owners live in.
“There’s no bubble. I am a gun owner, I have lived and breathed this issue personally for a decade,” Cupp shot back. “It’s not a bubble, I just happen to be informed on gun issues, unlike those people who talk about them.”
Get him girl! Facts and rational thought win the day again.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (TheBlaze/AP) — Authorities say a police officer’s bullet killed a New York college student during the response to a home invasion at an off-campus home.
Nassau County homicide squad Lt. John Azzata said Saturday night that Andrea Rebello was killed by a police officer as she was being held in a headlock by a masked intruder.
Azzata says the police officer opened fire as Dalton Smith made a motion to fire at the officer early Friday morning.
Azzata says the officer fired eight shots, hitting Smith seven times and Rebello once in the head, killing her.
Earlier Saturday, police said Smith had an extensive criminal history dating back nearly 15 years and was wanted on a parole violation related to a first-degree robbery conviction.
Smith was identified using fingerprints just hours after funeral arrangement were made for Rebello, 21, a popular public relations major who was with her twin sister Jessica and several other students in an off-campus house at the time of the break-in. The other students were unharmed.
Smith, of Hempstead, Long Island, had been arrested for robbery in the first degree in 1999, promoting prison contraband in the second degree in 2000, robbery in the first degree in 2003, assault in the second degree in 2003 and robbery in the second degree in 2003, police said.
Azzata said in a statement that a warrant was issued for Smith on April 25 for absconding from parole.
The campus has been shaken by the incident.
“Today is the last day of finals and this should be a happy day on campus; but it’s not,” said Hofstra freshman Scott Aharoni of Great Neck, as he passed through the area rife with yellow crime-scene tape Friday. “It’s really sad.”
Wow, I feel terrible for the family of the victim and for the officer who’s round went astray. Damn.
A CCTV camera in Colombia captured a brazen midday mugging at a Bogota bus station, the U.K. Telegraph reports, but that’s only one aspect of a pretty shocking video.
After the apparent thief struggles with a female traveler for her phone, he makes a run for it and promptly gets hit by a bus.
In yet another startling twist, video shows the woman who had been robbed just minutes prior going to help the beleaguered alleged criminal.
The identities of the individuals have not been released, but it was reported that the man received medical treatment and was promptly arrested.
Unpopular opinion: Texas isn’t the Conservative haven most people think it is.
It’s not even in the top 5.
How an Auto Sear works.
Robert Patrick shows his patriotism via motorcycles.
Such a great man, and continues to be greater!
sent to ASPOM
maybe you could actually teach about the female, Native American, and black founders of this country? Such as Prince Whipple. If you look at either paintings of Washington crossing the Delaware or the Marquis de Lafayette you will see him there. Possible to even say he alone was the man who won the revolutionary war. He fought alongside Washington in the revolution. And was a double agent for the revolutionaries, in order to give bad intel to the British, and give the good intel to Washington
Whipple was a badass back before asses were bad. lol
Man I really screwed that last reblog up
I think it’s time for bed. lol
Here here! Live a life that makes Westboro Baptist Church want to picket your funeral.
“I feel tumblr people will be the best parents. Ever.”
I love how the second soldier seems to be more worried about the mini-fridge then the spinny guy. lol
I’m thinking of getting into “Fallen Skies”
I think it’s not bad or too liberal. Certainly goes through some of the moral dilemmas during war. Just drags out plot line but that’s how how sell commercials amd make money.
I’ve got the DVR set. We shall see. lol
Thanks for the info :)
If it’s true that Yahoo bought Tumblr…
It could have been worse… it could have been bought by <shudder> Facebook
Anonymous asked: Or by aliens. ;)
HAHAHA well that could be interesting… i could live (lol) with that.
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