Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

Tom Brokaw To Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror
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During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.”

Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion.

According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said:

I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown acts of terror.

He remained on the topic of guns, telling the graduating class of the University of Mississippi, “Yes, we have a constitutional right to own guns … but with that right comes a personal obligation to be on guard against the promiscuous use of guns (and) not to pretend that no limits means no trouble.”

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