National Rifle Association web series host Colion Noir appeared on Dana Loesch’s radio show to explain that guns are treated like “the most dangerous thing in the world” because they make a loud noise whereas knives are quieter.
In cases of murder, guns are used in 68 percent of the time while knives are used in only 12.2 percent.
Noir recently made headlines for warning the parents of slain Virginia TV journalists Alison Park and Adam Ward to not “become so emotional” in response to their shooting deaths.
Loesch brought up an Indiana stabbing that occurred on the same day of the August 26 shooting, It was Dana’s sneaky way of saying ‘See, a knife killed someone so let’s not discuss the shooting executions America witnessed live on-the-air.’
Media Matters reports that Noir said with a straight face, “What the gun suffers from, unfortunately, is its inherent theatrics. With a gun, it’s loud, it explodes, it’s very theatrical in nature. So it’s easy to prop it up on a screen when somebody gets shot with a gun and say, ‘Oh my god these things are so dangerous.’ With a knife it’s quiet, it’s very swift, it’s unknown, and so there is really not much to show.”
Watch courtesy of Media Matters:
“The same day that this Virginia story came out, Colion, there was a story in Indianapolis where a guy car jacked a lady, stabbed her, ran over six people, it’s almost — it doesn’t matter the tool, I mean you can’t legislate away free will and evil,” Dana said.
“Yeah, absolutely,” Noir responded.
“So it’s easy to prop it up on a screen when somebody gets shot with a gun and say, “Oh my god these things are so dangerous.” With a knife it’s quiet, it’s very swift, it’s unknown, and so there is really not much to show. But when you have a gun it’s like, “Oh my god here it is,” — look you see it, you hear it — “Oh my god it’s the most dangerous thing in the world.”
“That’s when the more irrational aspects of our mentality start to kick in and we’re like “Oh we just got to get rid of the gun, we just got to get rid of the gun.” Not realizing, no, the real actor is the person who is utilizing a gun. Because the same way that gun can kill is the same way it can defend,” he said.
As Media Matters notes, “One-third of people who are shot die, compared to 7.7 percent of stabbing victims who do. Guns are also ubiquitous in episodes of mass violence. Of 279 mass killings documented by USA Today since 2006, 211 were committed with firearms, compared to 33 where a knife was used.”
Dana also plays an idiot on Twitter, too, defends Kim Davis, and applauded George Zimmerman’s acquittal. And that’s just the short list.
Meanwhile, in the same city, Roanoke, 3 people were just shot over a dispute about a dog. The neighbors did not stab each other with knives. They used guns.
We now await more false equivalency, such as children drown in pools so ‘accidentally’ shooting a 2-year-old in the face isn’t an issue.
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