If you still think the Left really cares about "the children," especially in light of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, all you need to do is see the glee they display in pushing their agenda against guns and the Second Amendment. The latest example of this is former Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA). Listen to the way that Rendell is a bit giddy in stating, "The good thing about Newtown is, it was so horrific that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side."
Watch the brief comments by the former governor below.
This is more than exploiting a tragedy for political gain. This is actually looking at the deaths of 27 people, including the shooter, 6 adults and 20 children, and declaring it good because of it being "so horrific" enough to get people "on his side." It is nothing more than using the tragedy in Newtown to push the Left's agenda to push forward legislation that will seek to keep guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens.
During the video, you will note that host Alex Wagner said that there should be "sensible gun laws." What she really means is completely get rid of the Second Amendment. Think I'm just trying to read a liberal's mind? Think again. These are her own words.
In November of 2011 she appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher and during a conversation about what Maher and Former Governor David Paterson (D-NY) wanted to change in the Constitution, Wagner was asked by Maher, "Let's ask Alex. What would you change in the Constitution?"
"Well, I'm going to be pilloried for this. I think get rid of the second Amendment, the right to bear arms," she answered. "I just think in the grand scheme of the rights that we have; the right of assembly, free speech, I mean, owning a gun does not, it does not tally on the same level as those other Constitutional rights. And being more discreet about who gets to have a firearm and right to kill with a firearm, I think is something that would be in our national interest to revisit that."
Well I say let her own it! She doesn't get that the Second Amendment secures the First Amendment that she is so happy to keep.
Liberals simply use the phrase "sensible gun laws" to push ahead for the eventual goal of completely banning guns. I think they are going to find they have their hands full.