Moyers: 2nd amendment a "license for murder"
Example: Long-time PBS pontificator Bill Moyers. After the shootings Moyers opined that the second amendment was
...a license for murder and mayhem and...a great fraud that has entered our history.... With the weak-kneed acquiescence of our politicians, the National Rifle Association has turned the Second Amendment of the Constitution into a cruel hoax, a cruel and deadly hoax.Like so many liberals, Moyers claims to be repelled by the fact that our Constitution explicitly recognizes the right of citizens to "keep and bear arms." It's hard to know whether Moyers' position is due to the admitted death toll caused by criminals and nuts using guns, or whether this is just an excuse to disarm us.
The murder and wounding of innocents by gun-wielding nuts is a terrible tragedy--one that people on both sides of the political divide rightly abhor. Liberals see this as having a simple solution: Ban private gun ownership. They seem not to understand that this would leave the population defenseless against thugs--and despotic rulers.
Interestingly, Moyers was Lyndon Johnson's campaign manager and advisor and is credited with much of the genesis of the so-called "Great Society" that has consumed so many trillions of dollars since 1965, with so little positive effect. But not to worry: Being a liberal means never being called to account for the failure of ideas or programs. All that matters is that you had the right intentions.