I’m not exactly sure when it happened, or even if it’s happened, fully. But at some point the Democrats replaced the Republicans as the “anything to stop crime” party. Yes, yes; I know. The Patriot Act. But there’s no mistaking the fact that the Democrat party and its supporters are leading the charge on gun control. They’re ready, willing and able to sacrifice personal liberty for an illusive ideal of crime prevention. Check the video above. Here’s their official platform position on the subject. . .
We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans’ Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements–like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole–so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few.
See what I mean? It’s all about the “law-breaking few.” Well of course it isn’t. It—meaning Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms—is all about protection against government tyranny.
The video above is classic distraction. It implies that we live in a stable society where the largest threat against our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness is some selfish white guy [sic] in a mask. It isn’t. Never has been. Never will be. Anyone who thinks so is a dummy. Period.