Liberals are the problem and gun carry permits are the solution to violence
April 23, 2007 — On Sunday former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blamed 40
years of liberalism for an increasingly violent and vicious society.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Gingrich
said young people are being dehumanized by violence in video games, and
liberalism has created a "zone of not being willing to talk about any of
"We don't have any discussion about what's happened to our culture because
while we're restricting political free speech under McCain-Feingold, we say
it's impossible to restrict vulgar and vicious and anti-human speech,"
The potential GOP presidential contender commended President Bush's handling
of Virginia Tech and touted "legitimate concealed carry" as his solution to
last Monday's massacre.
"In states where people have been allowed to have concealed weapons,"
Gingrich said, "there have been incidents of this kind of killer who was
stopped because, in fact, people who are law-abiding, people who are
rational, and people who are responsible had the ability to stop them."
Gingrich also agreed for the need for more thorough background checks in gun
purchases, in reference to states like Virginia not sharing mental health
records with the federal database.
"I think that a person who is certified by a psychiatrist as potentially
dangerous to others, that information should come up and that should block
them from acquiring weapons," Gingrich said. Though he was quick to point
out that "in the great cities of this country, where you have the most gun
violence, it is by people breaking the law who manage to buy an illegal
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