At least on gun rights, Bill has no grasp of Constitutional principles The BlogProf posts this video, and then tears into Bloviating Bill.
Jim Hoft intros the segment:Bill O’Reilly interviewed Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the Oathkeepers, tonight. During their discussion O’Reilly supported gun confiscation during hurricanes. He told the Oathkeeper that his views on the Second Amendment were “extreme.” Bill O’Reilly stated clearly that any mayor – such as in New Orleans after Katrina – had a perfect right to confiscate guns because they had to maintain “control.”Since non-existent man-made global warming is claimed to be an environmental emergency, couldn’t Obama declare it so by executive order and confiscate everyone’s guns? The 2nd Amendment details no such exclusion as bad weather. Glenn Reynolds adds this:
That’s funny. O’Reilly calls the opposing position “extreme,” but such gun confiscation is illegal under federal statute, and as a matter of constitutional law; in fact, the city of New Orleans lost a lawsuit over gun confiscation during Katrina. But then, O’Reilly’s no libertarian, to put things mildly. And he’s consistently weak on the law, also to put things mildly. Still, he should have been better briefed for this show, as he came across looking like a fool, and making his “extreme” guest look sober and well-informed by comparison.…How radically anti-gun is Bill O’Reilly here? Even Barack Obama voted the other way.