CNN held a town hall event on guns on Wednesday night, hosted by Chris Cuomo.
One woman in the audience who is a gun owner, asked a simple question that turned the issue on its head.
The Daily Caller reports:
Firearm Advocate Turns Tables On CNN Town Hall: ‘Do You Believe A Woman Has A Right To Choose’ Method Of Self-Defense?
“Proud firearm owner” Theresa Inacker drew a straight line from a woman’s reproductive rights to her right to defend her body “in a manner she chooses” during CNN’s gun violence town hall Wednesday.
The town hall, titled “America Under Assault: The Gun Crisis,” was hosted by Chris Cuomo and featured a number of guests who had been affected by mass shootings from Columbine to the present.
“I’m a volunteer with the coalition of New Jersey firearm owners. I’m a proud firearm owner. And I care too,” Inacker began when host Chris Cuomo took her question. “I think there’s a little bit of a misunderstanding that we don’t care. We do. We’re against violence. All violence.”
Referencing the argument made by many abortion-rights advocates, Inacker continued, “My question is do you believe a woman has a right to choose whether or not to defend her own body? And in the manner she chooses? And the government should not interfere with that decision?”
Watch the video:
If you watched that video to the end, you may have noticed Chris Cuomo’s bizarre interpretation of the Second Amendment.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo: 2nd Amendment Didn’t Mean ‘Individual Right’ to Bear Arms ‘Until Scalia Read It In’
CNN’s Chris Cuomo used a tweet Thursday to suggest the Second Amendment only protected a collective right until Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia read an “individual right” into it.
Notice the last sentence of Cuomo’s tweet, “If you are an originalist about the constitution you have no basis for thinking you and not the state control access.” He is saying because the Second Amendment only protects a collective right, in his opinion, then the true originalist position is to believe you only have guns if the state says so.
Here’s the tweet:
Do you remember what the 2a was created for? That there was no individual right contemplated until Scalia read it in? If you are an originalist about the constitution you have no basis for thinking you and not the state controls access. https://t.co/j5IAC3NTMZ
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 8, 2019
Why are journalists who are clueless about guns allowed to report on the subject?