Gun control advocates have a new hero this morning: Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio. During the CNN Town Hall Debate, Sen. Rubio “refined” his position on a number of key issues. He’s now for . . .
– Raising the minimum legal age of long gun purchases to 21
– Considering a magazine ban
– Enacting “gun violence” restraining orders
Facing an extremely hostile audience, Senator Rubio pandered to the prevailing sentiment by stating “I support the right of everyone here and you to go to school and be safe.” A right curiously missing from the Constitution’s Bill of RIghts.
When pressed — aggressively disrespectfully — by Marjory Douglas Stoneman student Cameron Kasky whether he would accept further NRA money, with the crowd baying for his blood, Senator Rubio ducked and dived as if under literal fire. And disassociated himself from the gun rights’ group positions on a number of areas, including “arming teachers” (a.k.a, removing the barriers to the exercise of their Second Amendment protected right to keep and bear arms without government infringement).
While you have to give Senator Rubio credit for facing an angry
mob audience of gun control advocates on such a public stage, the politician’s “evolved” position on gun rights gives aid and comfort to the enemies of firearms freedom.
And should reduce Senator Rubio’s prospects of a successful presidential run. But may not, when he eventually backpedals on his backpedaling. Such is the country we live in.