Watch as Bill Maher performs intellectual gymnastics to tie a lack of universal health care to Jared Loughner having a gun. One of his guests was talking about how great things are in Canada because of universal health care and banking regulations, and Maher turned it around saying that if we had universal health care lunatics wouldn’t get guns.
NewsBusters has the transcript of this idiotic exchange. You’d think there is no violent crime in Canada, but that’s not the case. In the summer of 2010 it was reported that the overall crime rate in Canada declined, but attempted murders actually increased. So, how would these mental giants explain the fact that violent crimes are on the rise in Canada, despite the fact that they have nationalized health insurance? They also incorrectly assume that a paranoid schizophrenic would avail himself of available treatment. Jared Loughner was told by his college that he could not return until he underwent a mental health evaluation and was deemed to not be a threat to others. Obviously, he didn’t seek treatment for his mental illness. No doubt, in his twisted mind, it was the rest of the world that needed treatment.
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