While the competition is fierce and the bench is deep, no one on the Virulent Angry Left gets more unhinged than former ESPN and MSNBC commentator — and rabid gun-grabber — Keith Olberman when he works himself into a bitter meltdown.
Such was the case prior to Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game when the distinguished constitutional scholar [ahem] fired up Twitter to launch a sneering screed — as smug as he could be — at us troglodytes, coming close to bursting into flames as he proclaimed: “The Second Amendment does NOT authorize gun OWNERSHIP.”
“Whether or not you’re going to watch tonight’s baseball All-Star Game, consider that they may have broken up a planned mass shooting there.
“And ask yourself: why doesn’t the 2nd Amendment have the word “own” in it?
“The 2nd Amendment does NOT authorize gun OWNERSHIP!”
Ridiculous? Wait till you see the “logic.”
NEW VIDEO: Whether or not you’re going to watch tonight’s baseball All-Star Game, consider that they may have broken up a planned mass shooting there.
And ask yourself: why doesn’t the 2nd Amendment have the word “own” in it?
The 2nd Amendment does NOT authorize gun OWNERSHIP! pic.twitter.com/4cLrNsCKXy
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 13, 2021
Before we continue with Keith’s drivel, let’s review the Second Amendment:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”
That’s it. I added nothing, I deleted nothing.
Let’s swing it back to Keith for a bit of that renowned “Olbermann Logic.” First, the set-up:
“Whether or not you meant to watch baseball’s All-Star Game — and who am I to judge you [sarcastic as hell] — remember that Saturday night police uncovered a stash of 16 long guns, body armor, and 1,000 rounds of ammunition in a Denver hotel room, near where the game was to be played.
“And then the FBI said they had no reason to believe this was connected to the All-Star Game, and a lot of people relaxed and took this as ‘good news,’ as if it’s somehow okay that four people had stashed long guns, ammo, and body armor for any purpose other than shooting up the All-Star Game like it was Las Vegas, 2017.”
After an arrogant little riff about the depth of stupidity of anyone who believes it’s okay for ordinary citizens to possess similar “stashes” of long guns, ammo, body armor, et al., Professor Olberman then began a brilliant snarling analysis of the Second Amendment in a breathtaking display of his acclaimed knowledge and intent of the amendment:
“Consider again the holy Second Amendment to the Constitution and ask yourself this question.
“Why doesn’t the 2nd Amendment have the word ‘own’ in it? Why does it not say the right to own guns or a synonym for own?”
Then it got crazier.
After sneering through a hurried reading of the Second Amendment, Olbermann went full metal jacket Olbermann:
“Keep and bear arms. Why does it not say the right to own guns, or any synonym for ‘own’? Keep and BEAR! Not OWN! ‘Keep doesn’t mean ‘own. ‘Bear’ doesn’t mean ‘own.'”
The rest of his spewing diatribe went downhill from there.
Second Amendment advocates on Twitter jumped in to own Olbermann — that is, after he had finished owning himself. Here are two tweets that owned Mr. Know-it-All hard.
‘To keep’ to retain or have possesion of.
‘To bear’ to carry.
Wow, not there.
Still – Own as a word is rooted in the old english c. 1200, ounen, ahnen, “to possess, have; rule, be in command of, have authority over;”
‘To Keep’ and ‘To Own’ both mean to possess
— Aron (@Youngcub121) July 14, 2021
It specifically says “keep & bear” because owning a gun does not mean you get to keep it or bear it.
To hammer it home, the KEEP part means the government CAN. NOT. TAKE. IT. AWAY!https://t.co/YbkVbbmyHd
— John Taznar (@Taznari) July 13, 2021
Bingo. And just for fun:
Keep your day job, Keith.
Oh. Oops… awkward
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) July 14, 2021
Speaking of gun grabbers and Second Amendment scholars, as I reported in late June, our hapless president was “awarded” four Pinocchios — the highest number on the scale — by Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler for his latest ridiculous “analysis” of the amendment. During one of his many disastrous and dishonest speeches on “gun violence,” the barely-intelligible president said:
“The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon.”
Ladies and gentlemen, Joe Biden — as per usual.
Incidentally, it was the same speech in which Joe said American citizens would need “F-15s and nuclear weapons” to fight back against the government.
Perhaps like many of our readers, I often, for years, attempted to engage gun grabbers in fact-based debate. You know, the “guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” “there’s no such thing as an assault weapon,” statistics, the whole bit — with zero success.
The reason being, liberalism is not about facts, data, history, logic, or common sense. Given the shameless disingenuousness of the Democrat Party, I stopped bothering. The “never wrestle with a pig in the mud; you both get dirty and the pig loves it” adage.
This late-June article by my RedState colleague streiff is a perfect example: New Anti-Gun Argument: Jesus Hates Guns and if You Own One, You Don’t Love Jesus.
Meanwhile, if lunatic Keith Olbermann’s temples ever explode during one of his bitter little meltdowns, I hope I’m watching.