New CNN Host John Walsh Vows to Continue Piers Morgan’s Anti-Gun Campaign
Oh. Yay. If you thought CNN was taking a step back from the gun control debate by letting talk shot host Piers Morgan go, you were sadly mistaken.
CNN has just recently hired former “America’s Most Wanted” host, John Walsh to host a new show on their network.
Walsh apparently plans to continue Morgan’s fight against the NRA and law abiding gun owners.
According to The Wrap,
Besides hosting “America’s Most Wanted” and advocating for victims’ rights, Walsh has been a longtime advocate of background checks and other safety measures. He said he would continue that fight now that he is joining CNN as the host of “The Hunt,” a new show about catching fugitives.
“I am the guy that has seen both sides of the issue,” Walsh told reporters Monday. “I own guns. I’m the father of a murdered child. I’ve done nothing but track violence in America since my son was murdered. We have a serious problem with guns in this country. And we refuse to address it. And the NRA solution to arm every grammar-school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous,” he said.
Walsh said the NRA is so deeply in the pocket of the gun industry that “they’re not a lobbyist on Capitol Hill, they’re a gun manufacturer rep.” He also said Vice President Joe Biden recently agreed with him that politicians are “scared s—less” of the NRA.
This is one of my biggest pet peeves regarding the NRA. You can dislike them for whatever reasons you want, but when you say they represent gun manufacturers (which they technically do to an extent) alone, you are ignoring millions of Americans in the process.
Over 5 MILLION gun owners pay annual days ranging from $20-35 (the NRA has various dues packages) in dues to the NRA, completely voluntarily, every single year. THAT is who the NRA represents. I don’t know how well John Walsh can perform basic math, but that is between $100 million and $175 million in annual dues from normal Americans.