CNN host S.E. Cupp professes to be gun-owning, gun-rights advocate, and conservative, but the latest mass murders have led to her dropping out of the NRA and calling for gun control.
“I’m no longer an NRA member,” Cupp announced on CNN’s “SE Cupp Unfiltered.” “Being right no longer feels righteous, because in the wake of more mass shootings – agents of senseless violence that send innocent people running for their lives, leaving children orphaned and loved ones dead on the ground – we must do something about guns.”
Cupp concluded “it is too easy for too many sick people to get their hands on guns.”
“For years I’ve made the case for the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms, I’ve defended the NRA and its members, law abiding gun owners like me who have nothing to do with gun shootings,” she said at the start of her monologue. “I’m a gun owner and a gun rights advocate. I believed it was true.”
Cupp admitted “hate” is the pervasive problem in the U.S., not necessarily the guns, but the existence of the former makes controlling the latter more important.
“I’m so sick and tired of participating in this predictable cycle of politics when a mass shooting happens,” she continued. “The left calls for new gun laws, some meaningful, some unproductive. The right yells slippery slope and hides behind the Constitution. Nothing changes. With the next mass shooting we do it all again.”
Cupp admits her hypocrisy, saying her “emotions” have led her to this.
“I know I’ll be accused of letting my emotions getting in the way of facts,” she said. “This is an emotional issue. How could it not be? In fact it should be more emotional.
“There’s a lot we can accomplish if we start as humans. Moms, dads, brothers, sisters, friends, colleagues. We have everything to lose if we don’t.”