On August 28, Geraldo Rivera responded to the accidental death of firearms instructor Charles Vacca by calling the Second Amendment “blind and stupid.”
Vacca worked at Bullets and Burgers, a popular stop outside Las Vegas for tourists who want to legally shoot a machine gun. He was shot and killed when a nine-year-old allowed the gun she was shooting to jump back during recoil.
Rivera responded to the terrible accident by blasting the Second Amendment:
Like I’ve always said, the Second Amendment, the provision that gives every American the right to keep and bear arms, is blind and stupid. In its relentless pimping for the gun industry, the NRA has unleashed an avalanche of deadly weapons on this gun-crazy country. Just as [it] protects access to weapons for cops and hunters, it also protects access to weapons for domestic abusers, mental patients, jerk-offs on the no-fly list, all-around dim bulbs, and now little children.
Rivera went on to reference the accidental death of the firearm instructor and said, “It is obscene and uncivilized to let a third grader shoot a fully-automatic Uzi machine gun. What was she training for, revolution? Invasion? Service in the coming post-apocalyptic social disorder?”
He failed to mention the one thing the nine-year-old was doing—taking time on vacation to shoot a gun under the supervision of an experienced firearms instructor and her parents. A terrible accident happened while she was doing so, and Rivera blames “gun nuts” for it.
Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.