CNN’s Keilar on Gun Control: PASS IT, ‘There Can’t Be a Grace Period’

Reacting to President Biden’s statement on the mass shooting that occurred in Boulder, Colorado, CNN Newsroom host Brianna Keilar declared on Tuesday that when it comes to passing gun control, there can be no grace period, because the surge of emotion that the media bring is necessary to pass such laws.

Keilar asserted to CNN political director David Chalian: “You know, one of the lessons that came out of that Sandy Hook period, David, was that one of the lessons that came from folks who just wanted even some very moderate gun safety laws was that there can’t be a grace period after something like that happens because the emotional reaction of it dulls rather quickly. We’ve seen that, a country that moves on from this, even as Americans say in polls that they want some of this legislation, some of these measures passed through. ”

Chalian echoed Keilar’s remarks. He suggested Biden was acting as “consoler-in-chief,” but “proponents of gun safety measures, of gun control measures, have long said that you can’t just stop in the moment at thoughts and prayers, that you must absolutely have that call to action to stop this you can’t just stop in the moment at thoughts and prayers, that you must absolutely have that call to action to stop this.”

He also cited former President Obama, who released his own statement on the shooting, indirectly blaming Republicans, and in Obama’s words, the “gun lobby” for not solving the problem:

I think it’s why we also saw the statement that we did just prior to the president’s statement from former president Barack Obama who bemoaned how often he had to come out before cameras as president to deliver a statement on a mass shooting, and here he is four years past his presidency, and he’s still issuing statements on this, trying to motivate the action, the break in the politics that has been so completely solidified and calcified against actually tackling this problem. 

As usual, liberal media outlets like CNN think the problem of mass shootings can be “tackled” with measures like background checks, which both 21-year-old shooters passed before the murders in Atlanta and Boulder. And an “assault weapons ban” never stops all shootings. Most are committed with handguns.

If immediate action is needed because the emotion of the moment will eventually wane, that would suggest measures being currently proposed are not based on facts, reason, or evidence. So much for “facts first.”

This segment was sponsored by Priceline.

PS: Here’s how Keilar began the 2pm hour: 

DEVELOPING HOT TAKE: Brianna Keilar smears America as a nation that’s fine with slaughtering innocent Americans because we don’t have a federal gun crackdown.

CNN is not a news organization. pic.twitter.com/fBF6zjEDmI
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) March 23, 2021

Here is a transcript for the March 23 show:

CNN

CNN Newsroom with Brianna Keilar

11:08 AM ET

BRIANNA KEILAR: You know, one of the lessons that came out of that Sandy Hook period, David, was that one of the lessons that came from folks who just wanted even some very moderate gun safety laws was that there can’t be a grace period after something like that happens because the emotional reaction of it dulls rather quickly. We’ve seen that, a country that moves on from this, even as Americans say in polls that they want some of this legislation, some of these measures passed through. You know, is there anything that the Biden Administration is currently taking away from that, or, you know, even as they address this issue, do they expect that they can’t really push forward on this? 

DAVID CHALIAN: Well, I mean, you heard, right in his very first response to this horrific shooting in Colorado, it wasn’t just a response offering thoughts and prayers, though he did that, too, obviously, Brianna, as sort of the consoler-in-chief, but he made sure to put in this call to Congress for action as well. To your point, proponents of gun safety measures, of gun control measures, have long said that you can’t just stop in the moment at thoughts and prayers, that you must absolutely have that call to action to stop this. I think it’s why we also saw the statement that we did just prior to the president’s statement from former president Barack Obama who bemoaned how often he had to come out before cameras as president to deliver a statement on a mass shooting, and here he is four years past his presidency, and he’s still issuing statements on this, trying to motivate the action, the break in the politics that has been so completely solidified and calcified against actually tackling this problem. 

 

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