Dana Loesch took on gun control advocates Van Jones and Piers Morgan on CNN Thursday night. That she won decisively is hardly news, as it was the expected outcome. Piers Morgan simply cannot and will not debate facts. Van Jones is a 9-11 Truther disguised as a legitimate commentator. It was hardly a fair fight.
But Dana won something important, an admission. At about 4:42 minutes into this video, she turns to Morgan and asks him why 7 round magazines are acceptable to him, but 30 round magazines are not. Morgan replies, the difference is 23 — 23 lives not lost.
Loesch has set her trap.
“So seven lives lost are okay with you then?” she asks the blowhard British host.
After some crosstalk, Morgan says “Seven is better than 30, yes.”
“I’m just trying to establish where you draw the line,” Loesch fires back. “Where do you draw the line at preventing the deaths of children, Piers?”
“I would love to draw the line, Dana, at zero,” Morgan replied.
It’s an emotionally satisfying statement, and people like Piers Morgan pride themselves on how enlightened they are. But how does a nation of 330 million people get to the point where we actually have zero gun deaths? Full confiscation is the only possible way to get there, and pretty soon even that will not work. Unless government confiscates all 3D printers and all machine tools, and puts everyone who possesses knowledge of gun making in jail, there will be some form of firearm extant in this country. Even after all of that, we will still have a porous border to our south and multiple ways for guns to get into this sprawling country.
The reality is that the more firearms the government bans and confiscates, the more the balance of power is tipped in favor of criminals. This will make children safer, how?
Today’s fight over magazine capacity is also tomorrow’s fight over the right to bear arms itself.
h/t Jim Hoft