Hey Dan, kiss my star spangled arse Dan Rather: Opposing Gun Control Is 'Unpatriotic' - Bearing Arms As a pro-gun voice, I’ve been called a great many things by anti-gunners. Few of them complimentary, and none intentionally complimentary. That’s par for the course, though, and most gun rights supporters have similar stories. One thing I don’t think I’ve ever been accused of is being anti-American. However, leave it to Dan Rather to argue that those who oppose gun control are being somehow unpatriotic. Following the shootings Friday, Rather on “CNN Tonight” called the inaction “despicable” and charged “it speaks to our lack of honor and patriotism.” Rather said on Friday’s “CNN Tonight” show with Don Lemon: “This story is not new. This story happens all too often, and the fact that we haven’t done anything really to come to grips with it is — despicable is the only word that comes to mind. And it speaks to our lack of honor and patriotism, in this sense: This is a national health epidemic. And can you imagine, Don, what it would be, of instead of guns, we had an outbreak of an Ebola epidemic? We the public, we the people, and our political representatives would be behaving in a completely different manner.” Finding someone like Rather trying to lecture the country on patriotism is as laughable as Hillary Clinton giving a keynote speech on cybersecurity. Then again, this is the world we’re living in, isn’t it? In Rather’s little world, an appreciation for the United States Constitution is somehow unpatriotic, but running a false story about a president’s military service somehow isn’t. Funny.