We already knew that Howard Stern was a big fan of the First Amendment, but it turns out he’s a pretty big fan of the Second Amendment too. The outspoken radio host gave a fiery defense of gun rights on his radio show this week following the Orlando terror attack.
“I’m so upset about Orlando and what went down,” Stern said on his show Wednesday. “But I can’t believe these people would come out afterward and their answer to Orlando is to take away guns from the public. It’s f—-ing mind-blowing to me.”
Stern then went on to make an analogy comparing the public to sheep, the terrorists to wolves and the military and police to sheepdogs. “Now, let’s say I walked up literally to a sheep herd, and they know that every night the wolves pick off a couple of them,” Stern said. “What if I went up to the sheep and I said, ‘You wanna have a shot at the wolves? I’m gonna give you a pistol. You can actually even the playing field with these wolves whose fangs are out — you could shoot them and save your family.'”
…”The wolves are always plotting. They’ll use boxcutters. They’ll use an airplane to fly it right into a building. They don’t need AR-15s.”
Howard Stern is absolutely right. You shouldn’t have to take away the individual rights of others to make a political point. Citizens have a right to protect themselves and their families, and that includes the right to own a gun.