Howard Stern is supporting Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. But the one issue that gives him pause is Clinton’s stance on guns.
When a listener called “The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM,” on April 11, he asked the provocative, self-proclaimed King of All Media how he could support Hillary given her anti-Second Amendment position.
Stern admitted that that was the one issue that gave him real concern, adding, “I believe every citizen needs the right to be armed.”
Smart choice of words. Note the use of “need.” Stern, unlike a lot of anti-gunners, understands that the right to keep and bear arms is not something we want — but something we need.
Stern made a rather cogent point about his co-host, the inimitable Robin Quivers.
“Think about it. If Robin was walking alone in a parking lot and two men were going to approach her with the idea of robbing and raping her, what is her only option? In other words, let’s say we took away all the guns on the planet. Now there’s no more guns. I think people would be less safe,” said Stern.
“Now, this is just my way of thinking about it, [but] the men who could fight with swords and with knives and with baseball bats and bare fists, they’d have every opportunity to overpower a young woman walking alone [or] an older gentleman who no longer can fight a 30-year-old just out of prison–who’s been working out like a monster and weighs 250 pounds of pure muscle. I believe the world would be so out of f**king control,” he continued.
Stern recognizes that a firearm is an equalizer. As that saying goes, “God created man, Sam Colt made them Equal.”
“How else would you defend yourself against a thug with a baseball bat with a chain around it? How the hell could you protect your family, your wife, your children, or how would a woman protect her property or prevent being raped without a handgun? It’s the only thing that equalizes,” noted the shock jock.
Now Stern isn’t perfect on the 2A. He said that he supports a national registry, which is a mistake for obvious reasons. But at least he is enlightened enough to realize that the right to keep and bear arms is an essential liberty. If the government takes that away from the people, we will all be less safe — not only will the criminal element pose a greater threat, but the government itself will pose a greater threat. After all, the 2A is the only safeguard we have against tyranny.
Stern needs to do some more research on Hillary. He needs to understand the threat she poses to the 2A. He should start by reading this article: WHAT HILLARY CLINTON CAN ACTUALLY DO TO TAKE YOUR GUNS