Jeff Daniels co-starred in Dumb and Dumber with Jim Carrey. Daniels was only acting in the 1994 film. He wasn’t acting in his interview with Piers Morgan when he said the following:
“I’m one of the guys that goes back to the Second Amendment and just goes, ‘you know what, it was a different time, and now we’re into the Sandy Hooks and the — you know, all of that and whatever happened between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin that night, only they know.’
“One of them had a gun, and they’re real easy to get, and I’m one of the guys that would go, let’s — 90 percent of America said background checks, let’s do a better job of policing it, and I know the gun lobby — the gun enthusiasts get all bent out of shape about that, but it’s a different world now.”
Let’s start with the obvious. The Sandy Hook killer would not have been stopped by background checks. Neither would the numerous shooters in Chicago that have made the Windy City more dangerous than Afghanistan.
Criminals don’t care about laws. In fact, they like them because they know that most people will follow them, thus giving criminals like themselves the upper hand.
And what about George Zimmerman? I bet the gun he was carrying was lawfully registered. Again, if his testimony is true, the ownership and possession of that firearm probably saved his life. That’s what the Second Amendment is all about, and time has not changed that fact because people have not changed.
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