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Did you hear what Karl Rove said? (laughing) Karl Rove was also on Fox News Sunday, and Chris Wallace said (paraphrased), “How do we stop this violence, Karl? What in the world do we do here?” And Rove said… What’s the sound bite? We’ve got the sound bite of this. Let’s see. I’ll find it very quick. Testing one, two, three. Let me vamp here. Yeah, here’s what Karl Rove had to say. Here’s the full question. Chris Wallace:

“We see these cases of mass violence way too often, and we see them more often in the US than other advanced countries, and I mean, you’re kind of in a position to say what do we do about it? Whether it’s government, whether it’s community, whether it’s family, how do we stop the violence?” By the way, I disagree with the premise here, “We see these cases of mass violence way too often, and we see them more often in the US than other advanced countries…” No. How can that…? That isn’t true. I don’t want to nitpick with that, though.

Here’s Rove’s answer on what do we do to stop the violence…

ROVE: Maybe there’s some magic, uh, um, law that will keep us, uh, from having more of these. I mean, basically the only way to guarantee that we would dramatically reduce, uh, acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society. And until somebody, uhhh, gets enough oomph to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not gonna happen. I don’t think that’s an answer.


RUSH: Well, he put it out there. Now, I’m sure what Karl would tell you is, “Hey, hey, hey! Wait, back off. I’m not advocating it. I’m just telling you. He asked me what do we have to do to stop the violence. We’re gonna have to repeal the Second Amendment. I’m not advocating it!” I’m sure that’s what he’s gonna say. “I’m not advocating it, but he asked me a question. I’m trying to point out the futility of the answer.”

Laws are not the answer here.

We’ve got laws against every crime in the book, and every crime in the book still happens. The answers go much deeper than law. The law is just… Well, you can really tick the left off if you categorize the law as an expression of our morality. Oh, that just sends ’em into a tizzy! But the law is a deterrent for the law-abiding. But people who break the law, by virtue of breaking the law, are breakin’ breaking a law. The law didn’t mean anything to them. You can have all the laws in the world. You can get rid of the Second Amendment. You’re never gonna get rid of guns in the hands of criminals.

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