POTUS and Congress: Leave the Second Amendment Alone!
In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead and 14 others injured, gun control advocates on the Left, the mainstream media, and academia quickly shouted for more onerous gun controls and restrictions on Americans' Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
During a recent CNN town hall, neoconservative Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a purported supporter of the Second Amendment, stopped short of calling for a so-called "assault weapons" ban but nevertheless teamed up with Democrats on the stage in supporting some gun-control measures.
"I absolutely believe that in this country if you are 18 years of age, you should not be able to buy a rifle, and I will support a law that takes that right away," Rubio unapologetically stated on CNN's town hall event.
Rubio also expressed consideration for banning high-capacity magazines or curtailing the number of rounds permitted. "I have traditionally not supported looking at magazine clip size and after this and some of the details I have learned about it, I am reconsidering that position," Rubio said.
In the name of "safety," even President Trump is caving in for more gun restrictions, including favoring a ban on bump stocks. On Thursday, February 22, 2018, Trump tweeted
I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue - I hope!
Shortly after, the president followed up with another tweet
affirming his commitment to take action:
Will be meeting with Lawmakers today at 11:30 A.M. to discuss School Safety. Next week it will be with our Nation's Governors. It's been many years of all talk, no action. We'll get it done! [Emphasis added.]
Although the president has yet to come out in favor of calling for prohibiting the manufacturing and purchase of AR-15 rifles, Trump has previous expressed his support for more restrictive gun control measures. On page 102 of his book The America We Deserve
, published in 2000, Trump stated:
I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weaponsand I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun. [Emphasis added.]
Trump was referring to the then-Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB), a ten-year ban that was passed by Congress and enacted into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. The bill was allowed to expire in 2004; however many in the media and the Left are rallying for a new AWB bill.
Despite the good intentions of such lawmakers and those in media calling for more gun control, none of these measures will make schools safer, prevent future mass shootings, or contribute to making America great again. Guns don't kill, it's people that kill other people. Guns are not evil, they are amoral tools. As easily as a firearm could be used for senseless cold-blooded murder, it could likewise be used to protect and save lives. And if not for well-armed law-abiding citizens, there would likely be more mass shootings against innocent unarmed civilians.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was a gun-free zone under federal law. Expanding the whole country to be one giant gun-free zone, won't bring back those 17 lives nor will it prevent future shootings, instead gun control laws open the door for more unarmed victims for deranged lawbreakers to prey on.
True common sense gun control laws begin not with more onerous restrictions on the Second Amendment but by repealing the very laws that create the conditions for having unarmed victims, such as the Gun-Free School Zones Act, introduced by then-Senator Joe Biden and signed into law by globalist, "New World Order" advocate President George H.W. Bush in 1990.
Phone President Trump (202-456-1111)
and ask him to oppose any gun control laws, such as raising the minimum age to legally purchase a rifle, using mental health as an opening wedge for curtailing the Second Amendment rights of Americans, reducing the capacity of magazine clips, banning bump stocks or AR-15 rifles, or enacting a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. Instead, urge the president to leave the Second Amendment alone. Phone your representative (202-225-3121) and your two senators (202-224-3121)
with the same message.
Then, send an email to the president and your representative and senators
with the same message for additional impact.
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