By AATTP Contributor, Han Chimpson
During the airing of ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, March 24th, Karl Rove attempted to engage in his usual fear-mongering tactics during a discussion over gun control, and was quickly called out on it by host Terry Moran.
Rove had made the claim that the U.S. government would maintain a “registry if a grandfather wants to give a treasured shotgun to his grandson or granddaughter” and keep a “national registry of gun sales and gun purchases and gun owners.” Even though creating a national registry is prohibited by federal law.
Moran interrupted Rove and went after him for creating fear and paranoia in order to drum up opposition to proposals in Congress that would require private sellers to maintain records of the background checks they perform.
Here is how the exchange unfolded:
MORAN: Karl — stop scaring people, you’re scaring people with this Orwellian sense, that black helicopters and the government are going to confiscate Americans’ guns. That kind of paranoia fuels…
ROVE: Will all due respect, it’s not paranoia.
MORAN: Who is going to confiscate all of the guns?
ROVE: People have a fear of this. Why do it? Why do you need it? …
MORAN: The result of this is that all the votes that have been taken since Newtown have weakened gun control.
Please give it a watch. The exchange begins at around the 2:15 mark of the below video.