Tom Brokaw has lost his marbles:
It’s graduation season and thanks to universities’ overwhelmingly tendency to choose liberal speakers over conservatives, college students are being fed a bunch of nonsense right before they enter the real world. The latest case in point: the University of Mississippi had the honor of having NBC’s Tom Brokaw lecture them on guns during last weekend's commencement.
"I'm appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst," he said. "More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown acts of terror.”
“Yes, we have a constitutional right to own guns … but with that right comes a personal obligation to be on guard against the promiscuous use of guns (and) not to pretend that no limits means no trouble,” he said.
Brokaw's sentiments - that people should understand that gun ownership is a serious responsibility- are shared by nearly every gun owner. There's absolutely no one in America who believes that gun ownership is for reckless yahoos. But like every ant-gun liberal, Brokaw's anti-gun views are completely divorced from objective reality. He talks like someone who hasn't spent five minutes around a gun or a gun owner. The mission of the National Rifle Association, and organizations like it, is to promote responsible and intelligent gun ownership. Moreover, their high effectiveness as a lobbying organization is due in large part to millions of ordinary Americans understanding and appreciating the richness of firearms culture and the importance of self defense.