Mark Levin: 'The NRA Doesn't Kill People. That's Planned Parenthood!'
On his radio show yesterday, conservative talker Mark Levin crushed the Democratic candidates for president who want to take away Americans' guns. He first played audio of Beto O'Rourke, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren, who can be heard saying that guns pose a major threat to America's safety. And then? Well, then Mark Levin did what Mark Levin does best: destroyed them all.
First up is Beto O'Rourke, the Irish-Texan with the inexplicably Hispanic sounding name. O'Rourke can be heard saying that he wants to take away Americans' semi-automatic firearms. If elected president, "that's exactly what we're going to do," he added, after which he goes on the need to protect Americans from mass shootings in churches, synagogues, and malls.
"No amount of logic and facts will change an emotional appeal like this," Levin responded. The vast majority of people who are murdered in this country are murdered with pistols, not AR15s and not AK47s. They're murdered with pistols. Pistols."
Additionally, Levin added, study after study finds that the push for lighter cars has made its inhabitants extremely unsafe. Far more people die because their cars are lighter now than a few decades ago than from guns. Strangely, however, there is "never any talk about that. Ever."
"And this guy [O'Rourke], he has no constitutional basis for this, but he's hoping to get a few courts, Obama judges, cobble together five justices on the Supreme Court. Not that hard, really. You've got the four hardliners on the left, and you can probably pick off a Roberts or even Kavanaugh quite frankly."
"I want to be really clear," Levin said, "This is a man I bet who has never read the Constitution from beginning to the end. It doesn't matter."
Next is Joe Biden, the former vice president who, when he was the second-most powerful man in the country, did absolutely nothing to combat the supposed threat he now rages on and on about. According to Biden, it is "totally irrational" that Texas wants to make it easier for law-abiding citizens to carry guns. The only reason Texas authorities want to do that, he argued, is that they're owned by... special interests. "It has to stop," he said. "The idea that we don't have a limitation of assault-type weapons, magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them, is absolutely mindless. It is no violation of the Second Amendment. It's just a bow to the special interests of the gun manufacturers and the NRA."
"Multiple things here," Levin responded. "Number one, how do you have a magazine that doesn't hold more than one bullet?" Point well taken. "But let's move on. The elimination of assault-type weapons. What's an assault-type weapon? It's any weapon that these politicians in government decide they want to ban. There is no such thing as an assault weapon. What if I use a weapon for just target practice? What if you use a weapon to hunt? What if you use a weapon just because you want to have it to protect your family and your household in case some thugs try to break in and kill your family members and maybe rape your wife? Is that an assault weapon? No, that's a defense weapon. So there is no such thing as an assault weapon."
In fact, Levin correctly said, a baseball bat can even be deemed an "assault weapon" if it's used as such. Why? Simple. "Assault is an action," Levin explained. "So if you hit someone with a frying pan, that's an assault. If you punch someone with your fist in the nose, that's assault. If you throw a pool stick at somebody, that's assault. If you try to hit them with your car, that's an assault. So is your car an assault weapon? Is your pool stick an assault weapon? It depends on what you do with it. And the same applies to a gun."
"And why is it," Levin went on, "if you believe in the Second Amendment, that you must be part of a special interest conspiracy with gun manufacturers and the NRA? Tell me! When the Second Amendment was proposed by the first Congress and ratified by the states, there was no NRA. And the gun manufacturers didn't have any special interests or whatever."
"This was a deeply-held belief, a value, that you must be able to protect yourselves, you must be able to have a weapon. It has nothing to do with special interests, nothing whatsoever. And yet there they go again, dismissing us because you must be, you know, you must support the gun manufacturers and the NRA."
"The only reason the NRA exists is because five million people decided they needed to protect their constitutional rights," Levin then stepped it up a notch. "The NRA doesn't exist to kill people, that's Planned Parenthood. That exists to kill people, little babies in the womb. But Joe Biden doesn't have a problem with that. And that's not a special interest, of course, that's a choice, don't you know? It's a deeply held view! And only women can have a view on that, men can't! So we have groups like Planned Parenthood that exist to destroy human babies in the womb. The NRA doesn't believe in that, the NRA doesn't do that."
"We must stop allowing the left, the media, the Democrats to define us. Define our society. We must define them and we must push back!" he finished his awe-inspiring rant against Biden.
Finally, Levin directed his ire at Elizabeth Warren, who breathlessly told reporters that "we have to get assault weapons off our streets. Get rid of bump stocks and the ability to fire weapons in a short period of time. There are a lot of things we could be doing."
Levin's only possible correct response was:
She has no idea what the hell she is talking about. Just rambling on. No idea whatsoever, "but there is a lot of things we can do," because she knows: just be emotional. Easy fixes, and always government gets bigger, stronger, more centralized. And always in the name of the people, have you noticed?
Sadly, after that, we had to listen to another audio clip from Warren. I say sadly because it's truly a challenge to listen to this woman talk. "So why doesn't it happen?" she can be heard asking rhetorically. "And the answer is corruption. It's corruption."
"So if you believe in the Bill of Rights, you believe in the Second Amendment, but she doesn't and you disagree with her, you must be corrupt. For Joe Biden, you must be on the take, you see, but for her, you must be corrupt," Levin interjected.
"Now we have a Washington that is held hostage by the gun industry and the NRA," Warren then said. "And then one more part I want to add to this. We have to treat this as the public health emergency that it is. We cannot think of it as one and done. Or two and done."
"Yes, this, you see," Levin reacted, "it's a public health issue. That's right. Now is abortion a public health issue that has to stop because of the public health of the baby? No, no, no, no, no. That's a choice, you see. You can't interfere with a choice."
After also spending some time and attention to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, Levin said that "you can thank the framers of the Constitution, the first Congress, the ratifiers in the states, for your liberties. Because I'll tell you what: If we didn't have this Constitution, if we didn't have this Bill of Rights, even though they're chipping away at it constantly, we'd have nothing."
Truer words were never spoken. If the current crop of Democrats was in charge of writing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Americans would soon suffer under the yoke of an American Soviet Union.