In a recent CNN town hall meeting, Hillary Clinton, who looks more and more like the leading Democratic presidential candidate for 2016, said this about gun control:
“We cannot let a minority of people — and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people — hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”
When I read (and re-read) that, the image in my mind was the huge crowd outside the NRA convention in Indianapolis.
It was estimated at times to be as large as 30 protesters. This compared to the 75,267 NRA members and supporters inside.
Or the 5 people who showed up last August to protest the thousand inside the GeorgiaCarry convention.
Time and again, this numerical disparity is demonstrated. A minority of misinformed people ranting about
- Background checks – we already must have them
- Automatic weapons – already heavily regulated, unless you can manage to buy them in Mexico from the BATF.
- Gun Show loopholes – which don’t exist
Yes, for once, I agree with Her Majesty. It’s time for the minority to shut the hell up.