Yes, he really said that. Bush devotee and blowhard Karl Rove finally said something sensible. On Fox New Sunday, Chris Wallace asked him about his thoughts on gun violence such as that which occurred in Charleston this week. Rove’s solution? Repeal the 2nd Amendment.
From the transcript:
WALLACE: How do we stop the violence?What do you think?
ROVE: I wish I had an easy answer for that, but I don’t think there’s an easy answerWhat do you think?
We saw an act of evil. Racist, bigoted evil, and to me the amazing thing is that it was met with grief and love. Think about how far we’ve come since 1963. The whole weight of the government throughout the South was to impede finding and holding and bringing to justice the men who perpetrated the [Birmingham] bombing.What do you think?
And here, we saw an entire state, an entire community, an entire nation come together, grieving as one and united in the belief that this was an evil act, so we’ve come a long way.What do you think?
Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep us from having more of these. I mean basically the only way to guarantee that we will dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society, and until somebody gets enough “oomph” to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not going to happen.
Naturally, right wingers and gun nuts are enraged. They’re even saying that he’s not really calling for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment. We agree. He’s not. BUT….what he’s done here is admit that guns are the problem. This is the first time that I’m aware of a prominent GOP figure acknowledging that access to guns is what kills — not just the crazy killers.
Watch the video clip below.