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Watch: Huck’s Response to Emotional Anti-Gun Marchers Is Best We’ve Heard So Far

Mike Huckabee is well known for his calm, warm approach to politics and life — and the former pastor and Arkansas governor just became the voice of reason during the “March For Our Lives” protests.

While appearing on “Fox and Friends,” the politician-turned-commentator addressed the recent demonstrations that are supposedly about stopping violence, but have become essentially anti-Second Amendment rallies where law-abiding gun owners are vilified for the actions of one criminal.

“I salute these students for their passion and their energy, and for their interest in helping to shape public policy,” Huckabee began, extending an olive branch to the young people protesting. “But I would say this to them: Emotion is a terrible substitute for truth.“

“It is a terrible substitute for facts,” Huck continued. “And they’ve been used, by believing that if they just ban a certain type of firearm, that things are going to be better.”

That wasn’t just the former governor’s opinion. A vast amount of evidence backs up the view that the left’s “solutions” — many of which have already been tried — would do nothing to actually stop criminals.

“Here’s the facts: Five times more people are killed in America by knives… than they are by rifles,” Huckabee explained.

The most recent FBI data shows that in 2016, there were 374 murders committed using rifles in the entire United States. That includes so-called “assault rifles.” However, a stunning 1,604 murders were committed using “knives or cutting weapons.”

Even hands, fists, and feet were used to kill more often than rifles: Criminals committed 656 murders using just their body.

“It’s also true that over 86 percent of the 20,000 police chiefs and sheriffs in America do not support repealing concealed carry, but rather rather support (gun ownership),” Mike Huckabee went on. “And they don’t support more gun control methods.”

There’s a good reason for that: As concealed carry has become more common in America, the country has become more safe.

As we’ve previously reported, there was an amazing 215 percent increase in concealed carry permits between 2007 and 2015.

During the same time period, there was a 14 percent decrease in the murder rate. In fact, violent crime has been cut in half since about 1990, yet the media constantly acts as if violence is spiraling out of control.

Mike Huckabee’s primary point is so good, it must be repeated: “Emotion is a terrible substitute for truth.”

The left and the mainstream media seem to be purposely burying facts or even outright lying about statistics in order to promote an agenda.

American schools are actually some of the safest places in the country. Contrary to the narrative, mass shootings in schools have not be dramatically increasing in recent years. Students have a higher probability of being killed riding their bikes or walking to school than by a school shooter.

Huck’s line about emotion over truth is an apt summary of not only the current push against lawful gun ownership, but also almost all of liberalism. One of the hallmarks of being responsible adults is using logic and critical thinking over fear-based reaction and hysteria.

The next time you see a news headline or hear a statement from a protester, ask yourself: “Is this based on reasoned logic and truth, or all emotion?”

That’s an incredibly useful tool to decide which side of an issue to stand on… and in today’s world, detecting the truth is more important than ever.

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  1. God Almighty

    March 28, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Firearms groups across the country have declared today the first annual Gun Appreciation Day. So don’t forget to set your clock back 100 years.

    • Beretta J Glock

      March 28, 2018 at 4:03 am

      Funny Sean Penn had guns in his car that were stolen and he was never charged with adding danger to the community. Eric Holder under Obama’s watch ran guns to drug cartels in Mexico. The four Americans murdered in Benghazi died to cover up guns being smuggled into Syria by Hillary under Obama. 14 teenagers and 3 teachers were mowed down in Florida because there was no good guy with a gun to come in and save them. Something even wimpy Barney Fife would have summoned up courage with his one bullet in his gun if he thought Opie was in danger from a shooter. Courage never goes out of style and corruption will always be exposed.

    • Joy

      March 28, 2018 at 4:45 am

      Hey, I’m living in the here and now, and the 2nd Amendment is as relevant today as ever, as regressives invade our once-peaceful land and pollute our airwaves. And the only way we know how to protest is to march FOR the ETERNAL right to bear arms!! Deal with it!! It’s the HERE & NOW and it’s GOD’S ETERNAL TRUTH!!

  2. Richard Bergeron

    March 28, 2018 at 4:17 am

    I have to agree with Mike Huckabee.I personally don’t own a gun but if I get in trouble, I hope there is a good person with a carry permit and a gun to help me out nearby. You see, if you take away the guns from good citizens, that will leave all the guns with the bad people. And they will know this and will certainly take advantage of the situation. Then none of us good citizens, whether adult, teen, or children will be able to protect ourselves! what this country needs is more good people to carry for all our protection.

  3. Rick Blazer

    March 28, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Wish this articulate and thoughtful guy was president.

  4. Nita Hogg

    March 28, 2018 at 5:33 am

    When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns…

  5. Ed Thompson

    March 28, 2018 at 5:34 am

    Hogg’s 15 minutes of fame is now over. Time to digitally put him on the back burner, or even better, off the stove. Time to quit digitally sharing stories with Hogg in it, then he will digitally set into the digital sunset.

  6. Larry S. Buchanan Jr.

    March 28, 2018 at 5:39 am

    You are missing the point of the article. What is wrong with appreciating tools that do make us safer as opposed to rhetoric that does not?

  7. cc

    March 28, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    That stupid “March” did NOTHING except spread trash all over Washington (look at the pictures)

  8. Ann

    April 5, 2018 at 4:48 am

    Facebook is “blocking” this and more of Mike Huckabee’s……….. interesting ?????….OR ?????????

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