Wasting no time to politicize the aftermath of the Uvalde massacre, the pro-gun control Left has used this incident to push for a radical civilian disarmament agenda.
Some have even called for the abolition of the Second Amendment, as evidenced by filmmaker Michael Moore’s unhinged call for the Second Amendment to be repealed.
However, the celebrity space has not been monolithically pro-gun. For example, comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan has poured cold water on the idea of a gun ban being good public policy. During episode #1824 of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Rogan noted that a ban on firearms would only result in criminals being armed.
Rogan called attention to the Uvalde shooting and similar mass shootings incidents in this episode. Rogan then stated; “It’s like, how do you stop that? No one knows how to stop that. What is the answer? Is the answer to take everyone’s guns? Well, they’re not gonna give their guns up. Only criminals are gonna have guns.”
According to a Sportskeeda.com report, Rogan said, “This country has a mental health problem disguised as a gun problem.”
In addition, Rogan noted the type of power dynamics that would go into effect if people willingly give up their firearms:
I don’t think it’s wise to take all the guns away from people and give all the power to the government. We see how they are with an armed populace, they still have a tendency towards totalitarianism. And the more increased power and control you have over people, the easier it is for them to do what they do. And it’s a natural inclination, when you’re a person in power, to try to hold more power and acquire more power.
Rogan concluded, “Freedoms lost are rarely regained.”
While Rogan is no principled liberty conservative, he has strong instincts on some of the most sensitive issues of our time. Civilian disarmament only allows for the government, politically-connected individuals, the wealthy who can afford private security services, and criminals to possess firearms. The balance of power here is completely skewed in favor of the powerful and the malicious.
Having the likes of Rogan on our side is valuable in this fight. Cultural battles cannot simply be ignored. With people like Rogan bringing rational perspectives to sensitive discussions, we can rest easy in knowing that our rights won’t be going away so easily.
That said, we must continue fighting because the enemies of liberty never rest.