Bill O’Reilly, host of Fox News’ The Factor, was so angered over President Obama’s attempts to politicize the shooting on an Oregon college campus yesterday, that he went off script and challenged the President on his call for strict gun control laws.
O’Reilly told viewers that he did not have a script and that he was “just talking to President Obama right now.”
Then he delivered 15 words that should send a clear and direct message to the President about the Second Amendment:
“You’re not going to change the Second Amendment. I have a right to protect myself.”
O’Reilly pointed out that the President is nowhere to be found on gun violence in Chicago, a city that has some of the most stringent gun control laws in the nation, and a city that experiences shootings on the level of yesterday’s tragedy almost every single weekend.
He was just getting started.
Via The Blaze:
O’Reilly then spoke on the issue of individual gun ownership, saying that police are a reactive force and that citizens should be allowed to arm themselves.
“I have a right to protect myself, because there are crazed animals like the guy in Oregon,” the Fox News host said. “There are people like that who will come after innocent people for no reason. And you are going to deny me protection? If I live out in a rural Oregon… where the nearest cop is 40 miles away? I can’t have a gun to protect my family?”
O’Reilly said that reasonable people are OK with registration laws and other simple measures, but said not enough is done to enforce what is already on the books. He suggested a 10-year minimum sentence for those who commit any sort of gun crime.
“That’ll cut down on gun crime right away,” he said. “But it will never stop the individual nuts.”
The best defense against insane people willing to kill people – self-defense. Not gun control, not gun free zones. Law-abiding citizens able to defend their own lives, the lives of their families and friends, and even their fellow law-abiding citizens around them. That’s what will stop these mass shootings.
Watch O’Reilly’s comments below…
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