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CNN host S.E. Cupp used to be a conservative voice of reason on a network filled with gun control leftists who could barely tell the difference between a handgun and a water gun. But the corrupting influence of CNN was potent and during her Saturday edition of Unfiltered, Cupp demanded that America (or, the “United States of Hate” as she dubbed it) throw out reason and the Constitution in favor of emotion and hysterics.
At the top of the program, she praised how “Democrats have offered a wide array” of radical and invasive gun control laws “from universal background checks and raising the minimum age requirements, to suing gun manufacturers and banning assault-style weapons.” As for the GOP, she chided them as not being as overtly “sincere and serious” as the left.
What followed was a sort of repentance for her previous support for gun rights, saying she “believed it was true” at the time:
Now, for years, as you might know, I've gone on television and made the case for the second amendment, the right to bear arms. I've pointed out that criminals don't follow gun laws and I've defended the NRA and its members, law-abiding gun owners, like me, who have nothing to do with mass shootings or violent gun crimes. I've done that because I am a gun owner and a gun rights' advocate, and I believed it was true.
“But I am no longer an NRA member. Being right no longer feels righteous…” she declared as she started to make the emotional argument for striping gun rights. “We must do something about guns! We have a problem in this country and that problem is hate.”