I try not to comment on every dumb thing said by a celebrity when it comes to the Second Amendment and our right to bear arms, but sometimes the statement is so idiotic that it can’t go unchecked. That’s the case with some recent comments by Carey Hart, the former motorcycle racer and current husband of singer Pink. Over the weekend Hart took to Instagram to defend his wife from fans who were upset over a picture of her in a Biden/Harris t-shirt, but ended up making one of the dumbest arguments in favor of a vote for Biden that I’ve seen this year.
“I’’l try to keep this short,” the off-road truck racer wrote. “`Yes Biden has been in politics for 47 years. Reason I am voting for him is because I ‘hope’ he puts together a great team that will do positive things. And that is what most of Trump’s high-profile early [supporters were] planning for him to do. But his narcissism kicked in and away he went.
“Trump retweets white power s*** all the time. Called peaceful protesters animals, and called the racist pieces of s*** in Charlottesville ‘good people.’
“[The Second Amendment] is a constitutional right, and no two people (Biden and Beto) can take that away,” he added, referencing recent presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s calls for stronger gun control. “I for one think there needs to be stricter gun laws, ‘cause guess what? That won’t affect me because I’m a law-abiding citizen.
Hart concluded his rant by telling followers to “Fact check anything I said,” so let’s do just that.