Now that Robert Francis O’Rourke is just a fading memory, the field of Democrat contenders hasn’t made much gun-related news in the last week or so. That changed today. Bernie Sanders is in Iowa this week and took a question from the crowd at a green jobs rally regarding Beto-esque mandatory gun “buybacks” for AR-15s and AK-47s.
The Vermont socialist had this to say about that . . .
I don’t support — a mandatory buyback is essentially confiscation, which I think is unconstitutional. It means that I am going to walk into your house and take something whether you like it or not. I don’t think that stands up to constitutional scrutiny.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
What’s gotten into Bernie? Maybe it was just a fortuitous Kinsley gaffe. Maybe he’s had a post-heart attack civil rights epiphany. Or maybe he’s just given up all hope of actually winning the nomination.
That kind of electoral dog just ain’t gonna hunt. In the current Democratic Party climate, a stance like that on gun rights will get him labeled a deplorable patriarchal white supremacist Nazi.
Whatever has gotten into him, if you’re thinking Bernie’s had a total change of heart regarding the Second Amendment, we’re sorry to inform you that he’s still a big supporter of “universal” background checks and an “assault weapons” ban.
And so it goes.