Count the Sheriff of Spokane, Washington among those 2nd Amendment supporters who isn’t buying the liberal argument that guns are the root cause of violence in America.
In the wake of the recent school shooting, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich spoke out against the current culture of our nation and the decision by some to blame guns for the violence we’ve seen. The Sheriff reminded the media, and the nation, that the nation has always had easy access to guns but the violence we’re seeing is new.
“I can tell you, folks, I carried a gun all my life. I hunted, I shot. My friends and I…It’s huntin’ season back home. When I was in high school, every one of those rigs in the high school parking lot had a gun in the gun rack,” Knezovich said.
“Why? We went huntin’ on the way home. None of those guns ever walked into a school. None of those guns ever shot anybody,” he added.
“What’s the difference? Did the gun change? Or did you, as a society, change?
“I’ll give ya odds that it was you, as a society, because you started glorifying cultures of violence. You glorified the gang culture, you glorified games that actually give you points for raping and killing people. The gun didn’t change, we changed.”
The Sheriff also blamed politicians for inciting the violence that has become so prevalent in the media. They have created a toxic atmosphere that has pushed Americans of different political stripes to hate each other, and to wish the worst for each other.
“You seem to hate everybody and everything. It’s time for you to end that too,” the Sheriff said.