David Frum is a staff writer at leading liberal publication The Atlantic. He is most well known for helping write the Axis of Evil speech and helping organize and support the 2003 Iraq war under President George W. Bush.
Frum is a neoconservative, which means a liberal who pretends to be conservative in order to launch wars and use people for their big government, big war agendas.
Frum is the epitome of a Republican in Name Only (RINO). He is a Canadian-born knucklehead who should be ignored by anyone who ever comes across him.
Instead, he has a large platform to spout his hate and lies at The Atlantic. Writing after the Buffalo massacre that killed 10, Frum is sounding off and making it very clear: he’s against the Second Amendment.
What Did Frum Write?
Frum starts by making a valid point, which is that political polarization and hate are not unique to America. Countries around the world have many social, racial, and economic problems that lead to violence.
The difference, he says, is it is much harder to purchase a weapon in most modern countries.
According to Frum, it’s “access” to firearms and weapons as the deciding factor in America that makes our situation so much worse. No other “comparable” nation has a problem with gun violence on a scale to the United States, Frum observes.
Focusing on the motives of mass shooters is missing the point, according to Frum. Instead of that point-scoring, we should be focused on making it much harder to own weapons, he says. This isn’t a problem with people wanting to kill people, primarily, Frum argues.
It is, instead, a problem with people who want to kill people having too easy of a time getting weapons to carry out their ideas.
American political extremists – whether racist, whether Islamist, whether antifa or anti-antifa, whether right-wing or left-wing – commit so many gun massacres because they can so easily get guns. It's the guns, latest in @TheAtlantic https://t.co/7vvNJTiw8I
— David Frum (@davidfrum) May 16, 2022
Frum Claims Racism is ‘Evil,’ But Guns Are Worse
In his short and self-righteous column which cites no statistics or actual facts, Frum also claims while racism is “evil,” guns are the core problem that must be solved.
It is not our hatred and division that’s taking lives; it is our citizenry’s ability to buy high-powered firearms quite easily.
Words don’t kill people, weapons do. That’s Frum’s point. It’s the logic of a kindergartner, but there you have it, everyone.
The truth is the logic of taking away people’s weapons is the logic of slave masters who prevented African Americans from owning guns. It’s the logic of communist and fascist dictators who disarmed their citizens.
It’s the logic of New York legislators that limited magazine size and weapon ownership to such an extent that the Buffalo shooter even referred to the state’s “cucked” (weak) gun laws as part of the reason for choosing to attack in the state.
He knew there wouldn’t be anybody likely to be carrying a powerful enough rifle to fight back.
He was correct. The one man at the Tops grocery store in Buffalo who was armed and shot back did not harm the shooter Payton Gendron, because Gendron was wearing body armor.
If the individual who fired back had a higher-powered weapon or more people were armed, Gendron likely could have been taken down sooner.
"Americans are not more hateful than Britons, Italians, Japanese, . . . "
Then why not say Americans of 2022 are not more hateful than Americans of 1992? Except they are. The level of polarization – and hatred – is clearly up over the last 30 years. So it's not just the guns.
— Robert Aterman 🇺🇦 (@robert_aterman) May 16, 2022