Radio host Rush Limbaugh obviously isn't one for holding back his political opinions. With perspectives raging in the days following the Aurora, Colorado, shooting rampage, the popular conservative commentator is speaking out about gun control and proposals to crack down on weapons.
During his show today, Limbaugh said that he tries to shy away from politicizing tragedies like the one that unfolded in Aurora. However, he delved into some of the issues surrounding gun control as well as the negativity that is so often prevalent in American media and culture.
"It's undeniable that our culture is sending messages -- a lot of terrible messages -- to really weak, I don't want to say dumb -- maybe mentally impaired people," he said. "Most people are able to handle it, compartmentalize it...it's over there, it's self-contained and it's not real and other people aren't able to make those distinctions."
Obviously, in the case of the Aurora suspect, James Holmes, receiving these messages and processing them may have been problematic. Then, Limbaugh moved on to discussing guns and the strict laws that followed in the wake of the Columbine massacre that unfolded in Littleton, Colorado, in 1999. The radio host lambasted liberals for trying to politicize the latest tragedy.
"They use this crisis to call for more gun control even though Colorado...already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation," he proclaimed. "Criminals and lunatics never have any problems breaking the law. They never have any problems finding guns or explosives. The laws only stop other people from being able to defend themselves. Law only stops the law-abiding by definition."
Next, Limbaugh perfectly summarized his arguments against blaming guns for Holmes' actions.
"Blaming guns for murder is like blaming forks for obesity. Someone misused a gun therefore no one's allowed to have one," he said. "This guy would have found ways to do what he did in that theater whether he could have gotten guns or not."
Watch Limbaugh's complete commentary, below: