According to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, the reason there are so many mass shootings in the United States isn’t because there’s too many guns and easy access to those weapons.
Instead, Ingraham asserted Tuesday evening on her show, the real blame is the evil demon weed, marijuana.
According to Mediaite:
Airing a graphic claiming the pot industry was part of how Democrats “set the stage” for shootings, Ingraham ran a claim from the Daily Mail that the New York Times originally reported the Uvalde shooter to be a pot-smoker, but they “mysteriously” omitted that detail in their online reports.
“Why is that?” Ingraham asked. “Was it bad information or is that the pro-marijuana bias we’ve been accustomed to, that’s so powerful because billions are on the line with it nationwide. So is the story now irrelevant? We reached out to the Times on this, but they have not responded.”
Maybe they omitted it because it’s complete BS, Laura.
Ingraham then continued her rant, which would have been more at home in a remake of “Reefer Madness.”
“My question tonight is why isn’t there a national conversation happening right now about this? Why aren’t reporters doing more to demand information on the potential drug use in this case and others? Both illicit drugs and prescription drugs. Antidepressants have long been known to be a problem for some young people, or are we just going to pretend that Joe [Biden] confiscating all the 9 millimeters or Beto [O’Rourke] running a gun buyback program is going to heal our youth.”
“I would rather operate in the real world, and that world is a lot more complicated than the anti-Second Amendment, anti-gun activist would suggest. Whenever there is a societal, cultural, familial, and spiritual deficits, bad things are going to rush in to fill it. Guns, gangs, drugs, then there’ll be harm for others, or self harm. And until we’re honest about all of this, young people will continue to be pawns in a political game.”
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele saw Ingraham’s absurd anti-pot harangue and responded perfectly:
Umm, @IngrahamAngle “violence”? What kinda sh*t you smoke’? Pass out, maybe. Hungry, absolutely. Happy, always. To quote Kat Williams “That's the side effects: hungry, happy, sleepy. That's it.” Well researched my bag of chips. https://t.co/QRsdf8pYxl
— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) June 1, 2022
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