In an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel program on Thursday night, conservative commentator Ann Coulter blasted California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein for telling Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz at a hearing earlier in the day that she’s “not a sixth-grader” when he attempted to analogize the First and Second Amendments.
“He asked some very important questions, and Dianne Feinstein, like her other ‘I am woman, hear me roar’ Democratic female Hillary Clinton, as soon as they get a question they don’t like, they start crying,” Coulter said. “Oh that’s fantastic.”
Coulter, the author of “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama,” then made her own comparison of the first two amendments.
“She raised the First Amendment and she said, ‘Well, we banned child pornography.’ The very answer proves the absurdity of what is happening. The First Amendment protects speech, not photographs. It certainly does not protect photographs of genitals. If we interpreted the Second Amendment,which protects arms, the way we interpreted the First Amendment, you would have a right to your own personal nuclear weapon. That’s how extreme it is, and I would add in fact the First Amendment does protect virtual child pornography. It certainly protects writing about child pornography, and for her to say, ‘Well don’t worry, we’re not banning these other guns,’ well OK, how about we just ban The New York Times because we still have The Daily News and The New York Post.”
Coulter launched a shot across the bow at Feinstein for failing to take on Cruz over the issue.
“I used to think women just shouldn’t be able to vote,” she added. “And now I think at least liberal women should not be able to hold office. And by woman, I do not mean to limit that to the biological sense. That is not an answer, ‘I’m offended.’”
Coulter went on to debunk other attacks on gun ownership, including the idea that an intruder might attempt to wrestle a gun away from a gun owner.
“The idea that a criminal would be wrestling a gun away from the homeowner is preposterous,” Coulter said. “That happens, even in attempts where the homeowner gets shot by the home invader — it happens in less than 1 percent of the cases. They have done extensive interviews with prisoners. They say they do not go into homes they think could have a gun. They will not mug someone they think will have a gun. If they see a home owner with a gun they run. It’s only in Hollywood movies that the criminal sees a gun and wrestles you for it. There are plenty of other houses to break into and rape women in.”