Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield made a politically incorrect joke about “assault pressure cookers,” and it landed him in hot water with Piers Morgan. The joke was something that conservatives everywhere have been making since it was revealed that the Boston bombers used pressure cooker bombs.
Campfield had posted a picture on his blog of a pressure cooker with satirical labels indicating where the “folding stock” is and the fact that it’s “large-capacity, can cook for hours without reloading.” He joked that Feinstein was going to come after these and start confiscating them from people.
As you can imagine, Piers Morgan wanted to skewer him. It was so inappropriate for a State Senator to make such a joke in such proximity to the Boston bombings. Piers asked him on his show why he would do that. Here was Campfield’s explanation:
“Really just pointing out the hypocrisy of the left, how they push for gun control ten seconds after the Sandy Hook shooting, and yet when something else happens, they refuse to say that it’s not the inanimate object, it’s actually the person. So when people like yourself go on and say we have to get rid of guns, we’ve got to push for gun control, it’s just ridiculous. It’s like pushing for pressure cooker control after the explosion.”
Morgan went on his usual bit about how pressure cookers are not ordinarily used for explosive purposes, that they’re used for cooking. Guns on the other hand are only for killing. So, it’s a completely false analogy. It’s not fair to joke about banning pressure cookers.
He says the same thing when people bring up deaths resulting from car accidents, the number two cause of injury death in America, second to suicide. Why not ban cars since they’re responsible for so many deaths? But cars aren’t used to kill people, so you can’t compare the two.
OK, handgun deaths vastly outnumber “assault rifle” deaths, and Piers would say that the only reason someone has a handgun is to kill someone. There is no other purpose for any kind of gun. Yet, he claims to want to ban only the semi-automatic rifles. Why not handguns too since they’ve “killed” more people?
Because liberals like Piers Morgan don’t really care about loss of life as much as imposing controls over people. And that was State Senator Campfield’s point. They don’t care about law-abiding citizens being free to defend themselves and their families as they see fit. They only want to attack the instrument used by mass murderers to kill others.
Like the Boston bombers using pressure cookers and common household chemicals. Banning those things won’t stop terrorists from making explosive devices. Like the State Senator said, he was only trying to point out the hypocrisy of the left. His joke would be funny if it weren’t so true.