Someone has an opinion about something, and that someone is still-undead former vice president/dark lord Dick Cheney, and that something is whether or not we should all have guns with which to shoot old men in the face.
Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins caught up with Cheney over the week at the Safari Club International convention for gun owners and manufacturers, where the former vice president and his daughter, Liz, participated in a discussion about gun rights and the realism of torture in the film “Zero Dark Thirty.”
Cheney told Jenkins that he was “worried” about President Barack Obama’s efforts to increase gun safety.
“We may end up in a situation where you get a proposal or a proposition that does in fact threaten the rights of law-abiding Americans, and at the same time, doesn’t do anything with respect to the problem everybody’s concerned about, such as the shooting that happened in Connecticut,” the Wyoming Republican said.
We’ll just leave that there then. Anything else, Mr. Cheney?
“How worried are you the President Obama’s gun control plan threatens the Second Amendment rights of every law-abiding American?” Jenkins asked.
“I think a lot of people are worried,” Cheney said, pointing to a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit which found that Obama had violated the Constitution by making recess appointments while lawmakers were using gimmick to keep Congress in session over the holidays.
“So I think the concern is very real and very legitimate, that the administration sometimes isn’t as cautious or as precise, if you will,” Cheney opined.
No, definitely not cautious or precise, definitely. That is the province of wiser men.