The two bills in the Senate could do lasting damage to the Constitutional rights of millions of people while at the same time further empowering the federal government.
Some lunatic commits a horrifying crime, therefore the rest of us aren’t allowed to defend ourselves.
The restrictive bills coming through Congress have nothing to do with saving lives from mass shooters.
Look at H.R. 8 and the other bill (H.R. 127) that just passed the House now going to go to the Senate, none of those would have stopped any of the most recent shootings that we have had.
None of them.
So why are we pushing policies that are not going to do anything other than grant more power to the government?
That’s the overarching goal there and I think a lot of people really have to start understanding that and take it for what it is.
A lot of people didn’t really heed that warning because they wanted to vote along party lines, which again, the lack of independent thought is becoming increasingly more dangerous.
Many people “undervalue” the Second Amendment, looking at it as a protection for game hunters, rather than for civilians against a tyrannical government.
The new push to ban AR-15s serves as an excellent precursor for them to inevitably get to the point they really want to get to, which is essentially banning the handguns. They can sell the whole idea of the AR-15 needing to be banned and evil and only meant for killing, as they like to say, which is not true.
Once they get that… and we have another shooting that happens, which it will, they will go ahead and use that to justify further restricting our rights again.
So they will take a little bit at a time, wait for another tragedy and take a little bit after that.
That’s why I implore people, when they elect these, officials there are consequences for this because they are supposed to be our representatives. So as long as we continue to elect them without any recourse, whenever they do things like vote for gun control, we are going to continue to see this over and over and over again.
Before you know it, we won’t have a Second Amendment.