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Published on Jan 10, 2011
For Mark Meckler, Sal Russo, and all the people who claim that the shooting death of Christina Green and others in Tuscon, Arizona on January 7, 2011 is being exploited for political advantage, we present this clip from The West Wing episode, "War Crimes", from 2001.
HOYNES Mr. President, we're not gonna get anywhere by treating gun owners like psychopaths, and particularly in the South, where guns are a tradition and a heritage that's passed on from father to son. You can't...
BARTLET That's not good enough.
BARTLET A tradition that's passed on from father to son? We tamed the frontier, John. We did that already.
HOYNES The NRA is gonna say you're taking advantage of the shooting in Abilene. That you like it when these things happen, 'cause it gives you a chance...
BARTLET Let them stand in this room and say that. On this day. Let them stand in this room. I like it?! She was nine years old!