Regardless of which side of the ideological divide you’re on, there have to be times when you are grateful that a particular commentator is “one of theirs.” Liberals probably experience this reaction any time Donald Trump opens his yap.
If you are a conservative, you will breathe a sigh of relief knowing that it was one of theirs — to wit “mockumentary” filmmaker Michael Moore — who issued a modest proposal this morning designed to “finish off the NRA.”
On his blog (h/t Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard), Moore offered up his can’t-miss strategy for winning the debate over the need for stronger gun legislation: Publish the “crime scene photos of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.” He added:
And when the American people see what bullets from an assault rifle fired at close range do to a little child's body, that's the day the jig will be up for the NRA. It will be the day the debate on gun control will come to an end. There will be nothing left to argue over. It will just be over. And every sane American will demand action.
A man fond of wearing a baseball cap many sizes too small should take care when drawing the line of demarcation between “sane Americans” and the rest of the nation. The next thing you know, Moore will be taking potshots at fat people.
Moore interviewed a couple of forensics experts to provide his readers with a concrete idea of what those snapshots would show:
I spoke to Dr. Victor Weedn, chairman of the Department of Forensic Sciences at George Washington University, who told me that chest x-rays of a person shot with a rifle will often look like a ‘snowstorm’ because their bones will have been shattered into fragments. This happens not just because of the bullet's direct impact, but because each bullet sends a shock wave through the body's soft organs — one so powerful it can break bones even when the bullet didn't hit them.
As horrifying as this is, there's more; much more. Dr. Cyril Wecht, past president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, told me this:
‘The kind of ammunition used by the Newtown killer would have produced very extensive, severe and mutilating injuries of the head and face in these small victims. Depending on the number of shots striking a child’s head, substantial portions of the head would be literally blasted away. The underlying brain tissue would be extensively lacerated with portions of hemorrhagic brain tissue protruding through the fractured calvarium and basilar skull, some of which would remain on portions of the face ... actual physical identification of each child would have been extremely difficult, and in many instances impossible, even by the parents of any particular child.’
Prior to sharing these graphic descriptions, Moore made a prediction: “I believe someone in Newtown, Connecticut — a grieving parent, an upset law enforcement officer, a citizen who has seen enough of this carnage in our country — somebody, someday soon, is going to leak the crime scene photos…”.
According to the film website IMDb Moore, who is married to producer Kathleen Glynn, has a child of his own. In expressing his belief that “a grieving parent” might be the one “to leak the crime scene photos,” is Moore suggesting that that’s what he would do if his own daughter were violently murdered?
If so, is Moore really someone that the liberal left wants speaking out for them?
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