Erick Erickson’s absurd “Star Wars” freakout is exactly why right-wing gun arguments make no sense
The conservative pundit said he'll be skipping "Star Wars" in theaters because terrorists with guns might show up
"The right is irrational in a number of ways in this debate. While they are fulminating about the threat of widows and three year old Syrian refugees coming to kill us in our beds, they are so rigid and dogmatic about their right to own guns that they not only believe the slightest restriction would be more devastating than a body riddled with bullet holes, they insist that even terrorist suspects must be allowed to own guns. We can torture them, imprison them indefinitely and kill them with no due process but by God, no one shall infringe a terrorist’s constitutional right to bear arms."
" Erickson got caught with his pants wet and has had to backtrack. He now says that he is not afraid to go to the movies because he will be carrying a gun and assumes that others will too. If that’s true, a lot of people should rethink their plans to attend Star Wars. With theaters full of armed men who are quivering in fear and ready to fire at the first loud noise, does seem wise to avoid that situation. Those fellows are dangerous even when they aren’t on edge from terrorist attacks that happened on other continents."
Erick Erickson’s absurd “Star Wars” freakout is exactly why right-wing gun arguments make no sense - Salon.com