In a recent interview with Moves, Richard Armitage (pic above), the British actor who plays Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit, first slams the Republicans for trying to repeal the colossal DISASTER of the Affordable Care Act, better and more appropriately known as Obamacare:
“Republicans are trying to destabilize Obamacare–I think that’s a real shame. I think it’s something to really fight for and I don’t know why they’re doing it, really. But then I come from England where we’ve had a national health service since the Second World War and I think it’s so important. I take it for granted.”
Armitage, being a wealthy actor and therefore one of the privileged, evidently knows nothing about the daily horror stories about his country’s national health service. See, for example, DCG’s post “Hundreds of women may have aborted perfectly healthy babies.”
I see those stories almost every day in the UK’s Daily Mail – about seriously ill people being denied treatment, then die in a matter of days — but don’t post them on FOTM because they’re about the UK.
Then Armitage exclaims, “Oh God, how’ve we got onto politics? I’m an actor, nobody cares about what my politics are.”
But then despite his faux humility, what does he do? He presses on doing EXACTLY what he just decried, to now take on gun control.
He proclaims not just guns, but ammunition, should be illegal in America, his host country:
“I come from a place whereby we’ve never had the right to own a gun. Illegal guns have always been part of the fabric of the subculture in the UK. We’ve had a knife problem with gangs.…The fact that [gun ownership] is in the [U.S.] constitution–that needs to be changed. It’s gonna be almost an impossible task unless it becomes absolutely illegal to own a weapon. Illegal. And I don’t think that’s gonna be possible, so I think it has to be illegal to own the ammunition.“
Armitage, you just lost a fan.
The next time some simpering leftie like Richard Armitage sounds off about how there should be gun control in the United States, just ask them these three questions:
1. If U.S. presidents and politicians are defended with guns, why can’t ordinary citizens defend ourselves also with guns?
2. If Chicago, a city with strict gun control laws that Obama says should be “the blueprint for national gun control,” then why is Chicago the murder capital of the USA, most of which are committed with a gun?
3. Why does the Obama regime train and arm jihadist “rebels” in Syria but is hellbent on taking arms from U.S. citizens?
H/t my sis-in-law Shireen for the posters.
Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds.