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Mark Davis (Big Surprise) Uses Selective Editing To Change Meaning Of President Obama’s Speech

Here is what President Obama said at the memorial service in Newtown:

In the coming weeks, I’ll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens, from law enforcement, to mental health professionals, to parents and educators, in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this, because what choice do we have? We can’t accept events like this as routine.

Here is how 660 AM’s Mark Davis changed that:

“In the coming weeks,” he vowed, “I’ll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens… in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this.”

So he could get to this:

Again, the delusion that barring access to certain weapons somehow magically heals a fallen world.

Honestly, I don’t mind Mark Davis’ editing. I hope President Obama does engage his fellow citizens in an effort at preventing more tragedies like this, and I assume part of that will have something to do with the access we have to guns or high-capacity magazines or whatever else, things whose sole function is killing a lot of things as efficiently as possible. But his speech was not just about gun control. He gave a much broader answer, even in the part Davis cherry-picked, and Davis knew it. It’s not like Davis had to cut for space. It’s the internet. He could have run the entire thing.

But, anyway, he didn’t say what Mark Davis wanted him to say, which is this:

We do not need fewer guns, we need more prayer.

  • Jo Bennett

    Really?I think both are needed…don’t avoid the real issue..NO ONE has said they are coming for your guns…

  • Everlasting Phelps

    Yeah, let’s make illegal possession of handguns (since he was 20, it wasn’t legal for him to have them to start with) and murder even more illegalerer. I’m sure that would have prevented this whole thing, because maniacs like that always check the statutes before they go out an murder a bunch of children.

  • Zac Crain

    He had two handguns with him, but from everything I’ve seen reported, he didn’t use them. He used the AR-15. I don’t see why anyone outside of law enforcement should have one of those.

    The problem isn’t just guns, though, and that is not what I was saying. Mental health care needs to be better, for one thing.

  • Bill Marvel

    Good reasoning, Everlasting. It’s laws that cause crime. Get rid of the laws and you get rid of the criminals.

  • Harvey Lacey

    Zac let’s throw another curve into this conversation. The Bushmaster is a testosterone pill for the testosterone challenged military wannabe. An interesting hiccup on this is the military version uses steel jacketed bullets, Geneva Convention thing, steel jacketed bullets do more maiming than killing, that’s why they design guns to throw more bullets faster.

    The civilians buy bullets that are designed to not maim but kill, we don’t want a whole bunch of maimed deer for instance, so it is illegal to hunt with steel jacketed bullets.

    This gives us the worst of all scenarios when it comes to attacks on kids, or loved ones in general. We have the weapon designed to use less lethal bullets using really really lethal bullets..

    I personally believe we shouldn’t go after the guns. We need to go after the gun owners with their own argument, personal responsibility. You own a gun you are liable at least financially for any damage it does. If your gun ever ends up in the wrong hands you are financially liable. It was stolen? Then it is obvious that you didn’t secure it properly and you are still liable.

  • Jim

    Zac, let’s stipulate that mental health care needs to be better.

    Should anyone outside of law enforcement have one of these?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruger_Mini-14

    As an informed journalist, you could probably explain the differences between the two weapons better than I could. This would help us move from emotional responses to more practical laws that actually worked. Thanks.

  • Harvey Lacey

    The first thing to remember about this is “Mark Davis”.

    Back in the nineties Markie was ranting about the need to invade No Korea and his passion inspired the poet in me.

    MarK Davis from his perch on high

    Says, “sure American kids will have to die”.

    With the big picture in mind

    It’s easy for him to be so kind

    Because for his own he won’t have to cry.

    Disliking Mark Davis makes me feel good about myself. He’s a money grubbing idiot.

  • Zac Crain

    I’m trying to learn as much as I can. I won’t pretend to know what the actual answer is, but in my opinion, it seems that a good starting point is, at the very least, regulating high-capacity magazines, as they have no practical purpose outside of military or law enforcement use.

    If you are a gun enthusiast, and enjoy spraying as many bullets as possible at a target, then I think it would be reasonable to say that such high-capacity magazines, if they exist at all, only exist at licensed gun ranges. Again, that doesn’t solve the entire problem, but I think it’s a starting point that most reasonable people can agree with. You could still shoot all the bullets you want, and then the high-capacity magazines stay put.

    Again, just a thought. And that’s only with respect to the gun issue.

  • RAB

    I’m waiting to hear from Trey Garrison.

  • mynameisbill

    “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds(works) is dead” James 2:26….We always have to do more than just pray, even though prayer is a work in and of itself. Through this prayer(a work) we are instructed thru the Holy Spirit what are our next works(deeds)to be. It’s a Protestant church misconception of biblical text that makes them think prayer(or faith) is enough. The Catholic Church(the one Peter founded as directed by Jesus Christ) does not take this position. Only a faith with works(deeds) is alive! God bless:)

  • Jim

    Good to hear, Zac. Penn & Teller has an instructive YouTube video that can help:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dhXOuuHcjbs#!

  • Daniel

    If only the killer’s mom had been a gun owner, she would still be alive today. Liberals won’t admit this because they don’t pray, but conservatives like Mark Davis understand that 1980s vigilante movies are easier to process than reality.