Bill Maher, best known for a career in comedy and later on as a talk show host for a racy liberal talk show on HBO called “Real Time With Bill Mahar”, actually wound up seeing the light for a moment or two.
Maybe it was in the vein of simply keeping a dialogue going or perhaps it was an actual chance to see inside the head of one of the most vocal advocates for traditional liberal Democrat views. In either case, the dialogue started out when California Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, famous for stamping out the Second Amendment in any form he can get his greasy paws on, argued that those stuck in the Parisian terror attacks would not have been better off if they had been armed.
“I just simply, this sort of mythology, the guy with the gun that’s going to come save the day, I mean, so right out of the movies, sort of this gun-slinging fantasy,” Newsome said between frantic huffs of Nitrous Oxide. “The reality is, it’s most likely to create more harm, more damage, more lost lives in those circumstances.”
In a wild change from his normal liberal apologetics, Maher actually countered with the most sensible thing I think he’s ever said:
“Really? So if you were in a restaurant and a crazy gunman came in, you wouldn’t want to have a gun? You’d rather just be shot?“
Even staunch liberal supporters have trouble completely swallowing the idea that in the event of an actual life-threatening emergency — one in which actual shots are being fired and/or exchanged — that the person stuck in the middle of that wouldn’t want to at least have the ability to defend himself or herself.
Also, any political official that’s under constant 24/7 protection by a highly-trained security team really isn’t the person anyone should be asking when it comes to personal defense.
Concealed Carry Prediction: This won’t be the last time we’ll hear from Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. He has all the makings of a Democratic Party hopeful for 2020 or some garbage. And with rhetoric that thick and divorced from reality, you can bet he’ll be repeating all those slogans when it’s time to go for those primaries.