Disney CEO, Obama Tout Gun Control Mandates At Sandy Hook Fundraiser

John Simmons | December 9, 2022
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Disney’s strategy of advocating for LGBT causes failed miserably, so its returning CEO is changing his tune and being more vocal about another favorite issue of the left: gun control.

Speaking at the Sandy Hook Promise Benefit on Tuesday to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of one of the worst school shootings in American history, Disney CEO Bob Iger said it was the responsibility of people in positions to influence culture to advocate for gun control.

“As a grandfather, as a father, as CEO of The Walt Disney Company, I believe there is no greater or more important task than ensuring the safety and well-being of our children,” Iger said. “Those of us who are in positions to affect change, whether it’s by influencing laws or shaping culture or supporting organizations on the frontlines, I think we have an extra responsibility.”

Former President Barack Obama and actor Matthew McConaughey also spoke at the event, and unsurprisingly, the most liberal president in recent memory echoed the sentiment expressed by Iger.

“We are unique among nations in tolerating the proliferation of guns on our streets and allowing civilians to routinely purchase high-powered weapons of war. Nobody else does this,” Obama said. “And even though most of us know better, even though not just the majority of Americans, but the majority of responsible gun owners understand that something fundamental needs to change, collectively we still refuse to act on what the data and common sense tell us.” 

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I understand why Obama and Iger think that what they say is helpful. After all, I want mass shootings in schools to stop as well.

But making guns harder to obtain will never, under any circumstances, solve the problem of gun violence.

Guns in and of themselves are not the problem, it's how they’re used that creates trouble. People who are messed up internally and want to harm others with guns will find a way to obtain them illegally - just like the shooter at Sandy Hook did.

But hey, why not keep saying garbage like this if it gets you publicity?

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