If you are going to appear on FOX News with Tucker Carlson, you had better have your act together if the subject is gun control. This was not a fair fight. I am okay with that when it comes to Constitutional questions. Poor Colby Hall, a writer for Mediaite stepped into the Tucker buzzsaw and never knew what hit him. It was like watching a guy getting sucker punched again and again and again.
As Written By Monica Showalter for the American Thinker:
On the surface, Tucker Carlson’s takedown of a gun control advocate Tuesday night seemed a bit…well, mean. As Carlson fired off questions, it was pretty obvious that the man, Colby Hall, a mild-mannered writer for Mediaite who argued for gun control in clichéd and emotional terms, didn’t have much intellectual firepower.
>> Tucker: Last question, how many semiautomatic weapons are out there would you say right now?
>> Too many.
>> Tucker: Rough guess, how many would you say?
>> I’m going to guess too many.
>> Tucker: [Laughs] I’m going to guess you literally have no idea what you’re talking about and you should write about things that you understand. Not patronize the rest of us. Probably over – that 60 million, actually. If there are 200 million high-capacity tactical magazines.
>> That’s cool.
>> Tucker: I’m not saying it’s cool or not cool, I’m just saying you have to deal with those facts moving forward.
Hall tried to portray himself as a reasonable man, a Kansas person, owner of a gun himself, not a gun-grabber. Yet for all that, he wanted gun control.
But in the essay Carlson cited, Hall was also a shrill emotionalist in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, with a weak grasp of the facts, which did not stop him from demanding “action” on gun ownership with the same dull proposals gun-grabbers have been using since the days of Sarah Brady.
Through the interview, Carlson shook out of Hall, point by point, what he was really proposing and, in so doing, clarified that gun control advocates have no answers for problems like the……..
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