CNN’s Chris Cuomo went on a seriously offensive rant on his show on Thursday night about the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California and gun control. But what he didn’t seem to get was how close his thoughts were to those of the shooter on the subject of “thoughts and prayers.”
From Daily Caller:
Cuomo said those praying for the victims actually “mock” them and that “leaving it to God” is not the answer.
“First, I would like to offer my thoughts and prayers, because that’s what you do when you offer ‘Thoughts and prayers’ — You mock those who lost loved ones because if you gave it any thought at all, you would never walk away from any of these without figuring out a better way to deal with them,” Coumo said passionately.
“And prayer? You think leaving it to God is the answer?” Cuomo grumbled.
“We pray for strength. We pray for wisdom, for resolve, but we clearly don’t want to act on any of those here. So what are you praying for? What would it take?” Cuomo asked.
He asked what would you need to have happened in order to “do something?”
“How about a stadium full of children of the most influential people in our society, all holding puppies. What if they were all shot and killed. Would we act? Oh, don’t be ridiculous — more ridiculous than doing nothing? Time after time?” Cuomo continued.
How offensive is this? First, of course, to mock the offering of prayers or the benefit of prayer. You don’t have to believe in the benefit, but why attack those who do? Why speak disparagingly. of the power of God?
Second, after every mass shooting, Democrats/media demand, “Do something!” Yet, California has the most stringent gun laws in the country. The shooter broke the law having an illegal magazine. So how did the vaunted gun control work there?
After each shooting, there’s the cry to “do something,” and the invoking of children and now even puppies. It was already bad, you don’t need to pull the emotional chains, we already suffer from the loss of the people who were taken. But that doesn’t mean that shouting “do something” or more gun control actually does anything.
Virtually no one after such things are crying, “let’s do something about mental illness.” Yet virtually all the cases involve someone who had demonstrable issues prior that should have been noticed, as this case appears to have had again.
And here’s another point.
The shooter virtually parroted the mantra of the left in what he said about mass shootings and gun control. Like Chris Cuomo and others on the left who have mocked “thoughts and prayers,” he also mocked similarly mocked “thoughts and prayers.”
From NY Post:
“Yeah… I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers’.. or ‘keep you in my thoughts’… every time… and wonder why these keep happening…”
So why aren’t you blaming yourselves, CNN, for what he did, as you tried to blame President Donald Trump for what other mentally ill did?
They’d then tell you they’re blameless, that criminals are responsible for what they do.
And that’s true. But it’s also true that you can’t blame Trump. Or guns.
It isn’t about either, it’s the actions and the mind of the mentally ill person that needs to be addressed. That is, if you truly want to stop it.