Stacey Dash thinks that if we block terrorists from getting guns, we’re all going to die. Seriously.
Dash, a Fox News contributor, visited Fox & Friends yesterday to trash, I mean discuss an open letter from Billboard to Congress, urging it to require a background check for every gun sale and to block suspected terrorists from buying guns. So far, about 200 artists have signed the letter. But instead of interviewing any one of them, Fox chose Dash to fear monger and attack liberal celebrities.
Host Clayton Morris set the tone when he asked, “Is this really about gun violence or another example of liberal Hollywood backing an issue they know little about?”
“I think it’s motivated by ignorance and the fact that they just don’t want us to have our Second Amendment rights,” Dash predictably proclaimed, without offering any indication she knew a thing about either the letter or anyone’s motivation for signing it. Just as predictably, nobody pressed her for anything to back up her claim.
Then Dash suggested there’s no point to having any laws:
DASH: Bad guys don’t obey laws so why pass more laws? You’re only stopping good guys from getting guns!
And speaking of motivated by ignorance… Dash claimed that if those on the terrorist watch list can’t buy guns, we’ll all die.
DASH: It’ll turn out being like the IRS and then they’ll be like, "Oops, sorry!" Meanwhile, we’re all dying because we can’t defend ourselves.
In other words, it’s ridiculous for Dash to claim “we’re all dying” if gun sales to those people are prevented.
But wait, there’s more Dash ignorance.
Morris noted that gun-regulation advocates point to Australia as a model because that country banned guns after a mass shooting and has not had one since. It’s a well-known example in the gun regulation debate. But Dash – the woman who had just accused the Billboard-letter signatories of being too ignorant on the subject – knew nothing about it.
DASH: Really? Is that true?
MORRIS: That’s the argument.
DASH: It’s Australia. I mean, we’re in the United States of America. I don’t think Australia’s on the top list of ISIS. I think America is. …So I think we should be allowed to arm ourselves, especially now.
Furthermore, the call for gun regulations is not just about terrorism but mass shootings and gun violence, in general, such as the massacre in a Charleston church, at Umpqua Community College, an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, etc.
Again, not one of Dash's uninformed statements was challenged.
Watch Dash’s hilarious ignorance below, from the June 25 Fox & Friends. By the way, she thinks she’s going to get out the African American vote for Donald Trump.
What’s more dangerous, Stacey? ISIS in America or gun accidents? Seriously. Dash does news analysis for a major network?