Do Politicians Really Believe That Someone About To Commit Mass Murder is Going to Comply with Gun Laws?
Napolitano joined Gerald Celente on their weekly Youtube show, “Celente and the Judge,” to discuss the Buffalo shooting and fallout
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THE SHOOTING: Ten people were killed and three were wounded in a Saturday afternoon shooting at Tops Market in Buffalo, N.Y. The alleged gunman, 18-year-old Payton Gendron, livestreamed what was called a “terror attack.” Gendron, who is white, kept a diary with racist entries, according to authorities. His victims were predominately black.
THE FALLOUT: New York Attorney General Letitia James said her office is investigating this shooting that was shown on Twitch, is social media platform owned by Amazon.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul also said she wants to hold these social media companies accountable. She said she wants these companies to tell her that they did everything possible to make sure hate is kept off their platforms. “If you're not, then I'm going to hold you responsible.”
President Joe Biden, who visited Buffalo on Tuesday, said the country must reject white supremacy and said he will try to put in place new gun restrictions.
Judge Andrew Napolitano wrote on JudgeNap.com that a “critical error is a mistaken belief that someone willing to commit mass murder will somehow comply with gun regulations. It doesn’t matter to the killer what the gun laws are; he will find a way to attempt to kill. What matters is a set of laws with which law-abiding folks do comply, the effect of which is to neuter their ability to defend themselves.”
Napolitano joined Gerald Celente on their weekly show, “Celente and the Judge,” to discuss the shooting and fallout.
NAPOLITANO: Under the constitution “hate speech is protected, incendiary speech is protected, the right to keep and bear arms is not protected in New York. If the people in that supermarket were armed and knew how to use their weapons, he would have been stopped.
Why does government attack freedom? Because government hates freedom, because government is the opposite of freedom, because government is the negation of freedom.
SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACKED
NAPOLITANO: Do they really want the government to be in the business of what social media can post and what people can read? If that's the case, then they should cut a hole in their copy of the constitution where the First Amendment was, because the First Amendment stands for the proposition that the government has no role – no role – in the marketplace of ideas.
GOVERNMENT LOVES HATRED
NAPOLITANO: Another thing that the government loves, it loves hatred. It loves to focus our hatred. Hate Saddam Hussein, hate the Soviet Union, hate Iran, hate Putin. The government thrives on hatred because it can focus people's energies and attentions, it can induce compliance among the electorate, and it can induced money out of the electorate. It’s almost like a soft form of war when the government can focus our hatred on somebody or something.”