Just like clockwork, the liberal media have been out in force begging for stricter gun laws in the wake of Friday's tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado.
Playing its part was the New York Times which quickly sought the opinion of an expert on such matters, none other than film critic Roger Ebert:
Should this young man — whose nature was apparently so obvious to his mother that, when a ABC News reporter called, she said “You have the right person” — have been able to buy guns, ammunition and explosives? The gun lobby will say yes. And the endless gun control debate will begin again, and the lobbyists of the National Rifle Association will go to work, and the op-ed thinkers will have their usual thoughts, and the right wing will issue alarms, and nothing will change. And there will be another mass murder.
That James Holmes is insane, few may doubt. Our gun laws are also insane, but many refuse to make the connection. The United States is one of few developed nations that accepts the notion of firearms in public hands. In theory, the citizenry needs to defend itself. Not a single person at the Aurora, Colo., theater shot back, but the theory will still be defended...This would be an excellent time for our political parties to join together in calling for restrictions on the sale and possession of deadly weapons.
So, within mere hours of the shootings, the Times already has witting accomplices to blame the entire tragedy on guns and our right to bear arms.
Maybe film critic Ebert ought to consider his script has been written a million times and is just as stale as the first installment of this tripe.