The benefit of being a liberal in America is that the burden of solutions often falls upon conservatives. In contrast, liberals are often content with snarky observations over substantive discussions. They may offer quips about healthcare being a “right,” but have no real means of implementing universal healthcare on a level that is sustainable in the longterm (just take a look at Obamacare).
They like to point to guns as the root cause of violence, but when doing so, they rely entirely on emotional rhetoric. They cry, “something must be done!” yet never seem to get around to addressing the problem of gun violence. Instead, they shine a light on the supposed need for background checks, even though the vast majority of the firearms used in recent shootings were obtained legally and with background checks.
In essence, the left is seldom put to the task of identifying a solution to a problem; instead, they enjoy the comfort of blasting those who are seeking solutions.
Recently, National Review writer Charles C. W. Cooke challenged Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin to offer a solution to gun violence. After Halperin agreed with President Obama’s assertion that something must be done about gun violence, Cooke challenged him on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to offer a solution that could logically address this problem.
“Well, I think that the finding solutions are short-term in terms of legislation, state and federal,” Halperin said. “Then also, coming up with ideas.”
For those who do not speak bewildered liberal, I’ll translate: “I… um… I dunno. Can’t lawmakers think of something?”
“Joe Biden doesn’t know how to fix this problem. I don’t know how to fix this problem. I think it’s fair to say you don’t know how to fix this problem. It’s a very complex question in a country with 300 to 350 million guns on the street. The way they talk is as if they have the answer and there are these recalcitrant forces in the country that say ‘no, no, no,’ even though deep down they know their legislation will work. That’s simply not the case. It’s far more complicated than that.”
Halperin objected and claimed that lawmakers needed to have a “thirst and hunger and passion” to find a solution. When pressed to offer an idea, Halperin ducked and claimed that he was “not an expert in the field.”
The best that the left can offer in terms of solutions are repeated calls for even more invasive background checks. Why? These mass shootings that have ignited such fierce debates often occur with legally-procured firearms that were acquired by madmen with no criminal history who went through the legal process to buy the firearm or, alternatively, stole the firearm- an activity on which a background check would have no effect.
It would be far more convenient if liberals just announced their true intentions. They’re not content with background checks; they seek full criminalization of the Second Amendment.