How fetching that Mr Nolte extols the performance of his boss(!) on the P. Morgan show!
Nolte is a fine guy, but this article on Shapiro is parallel to MSM puff pieces on leftists.
First, Shapiro was very weak from a Second Amendment point of view, as he was ceding ground left and right, to wit:
1. He is fine with banning the private sale of weapons without an intrusive Government background check. (Where is that in the Second Amendment?)
2. He wants laws requiring people to lock up their own weapons in their own homes. (Where is that in the Second Amendment?)
3. He is in favor of a Federal Government gun registry, provided it is not made public. (That would be a secret gun registry, Harvard Law Grad Shapiro.) (Where is that in the Second Amendment.)
4. He appears to fail to understand the definition of an “assault rifle.”
5. He favors stronger background checks and mental-health screening. (This guy is supposed to be on our side?)
6. He indicated that he is comfortable with a military veteran friend of his owning an AR-15. Obvious implication: He is not comfortable with the current 1Million-item backlog on ARs.
7. He says he lost relatives in the Holocaust, and he is this willing to cave and make concessions? Mind boggling.
Resolved: The time for being defensive about the Second Amendment (and what it REALLY means) is over. We need to go on offense in the public square. No more “fig leaves.” No more “reasonable concessions.” No more flirting with gun registries, background checks, or “Mother may I buy a gun.” The Left never makes concessions — only hudna (temporary concession pending preparation for the next round of battle). Ask Liberals, “Just WHOSE Second Amendment is it that you are attacking and despising?” Answer: It is MY Second Amendment. Get the hell off my founding-documentary lawn!
And precise how would you have responded to Morgan on national TV on Morgan’s show?
I am not sure if Mr. Shapiro just needs some more seasoning or if he really holds these unacceptable concessions as acceptable. I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt that he just needs some additional stage practice, but if he really does support what he says, then I’m off the Shapiro bandwagon.
Absolutely NO registry of any kind, under any circumstances!
You make some good points. I thought the praise a bit over the top, too. But, in all fairness, I found Shapiro's defense of gun rights to be one of the more eloquent that I've heard from anyone under fire from a lefty TV personality.
He didn't relent and, by bringing up the resistance-to-tyranny argument, he let a big cat out of the bag. When we stop talking about hunting and self-defense and stress that, the left will go absolutely ballistic [is that a pun?].
I watched the interview. While being interrupted, he was attempting to interject the qualifier "If there is a mentally disturbed family member" into that particular condition. It, of course, got talked over by the odious Redcoat Morgan.