The news of Monday’s mass shooting in Boulder Colorado has the attention of many liberals once again turned toward gun control. While the theory of the shooter being a white male that supported former President Donald Trump didn’t pan out, it did make for a great springboard for those who seem all too ready to gun-grab and go take control of Washington.
However, the liberal agenda to take guns has become so ludicrous, that even some of the Democrats in Washington are standing up to it, saying that the logic doesn’t work. One such Democrat is Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) who cited his own “gun culture” and gun ownership on Tuesday, saying that he doesn’t support the restrictions on gun purchasing that President Joe Biden is pushing as the solution to mass shootings.
“Not at all,” Manchin told reporters at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. “I come from a gun culture, and I’m a law-abiding gun owner who would do the right thing. You have to assume we will do the right thing. Give me a chance to.”
Manchin is standing against the bulk of his party who is making the case that they’re working to protect citizens, while all the time seeming to ignore the potential danger of unarmed people.
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) spoke for many conservatives when he addressed the shooting:
“These killings were … terrible,” Kennedy said of the 10 deaths that were the result of the shooting according to The Daily Wire. “They were horrible. I’m reminded though that, you know, America is a big country, we’re free. And one of the prices we pay for that freedom is that you’re always going to have some people who abuse it. Freedom is [a] risk. But we’ve got to concentrate on is how to control that risk; you’re not going to stop the killings until you stop the killers.”
Kennedy then adopted the logical argument that many Republicans and gun proponents use, and he called a spade a spade when it comes to those who are willing to break the law:
“But you don’t stop drunk drivers not getting rid of all sober drivers, which is what many of my Democratic friends want to do with respect to the Second Amendment,” Kennedy continued.
“In my judgment, we do not need more gun control. We need more idiot control. How do we do that? We’ve already tried, the Republicans have, Senator Grassley, Senator Cruz had a bill to strengthen our national database. We regulate gun ownership in America, if you’re convicted of certain crimes, if you have a tendency to violence if you’re mentally ill, and you want to buy a gun, your name has to run through a database.”
“The problem is that the database has huge holes in it,” Kennedy continued. “And many federal agencies and state agencies are very cavalier about sending in the names, Grassley and Cruz’s bill, which I support, would have tightened up the database and it would have cracked down on people who have guns who shouldn’t have guns. Do you know why the bill didn’t pass? Many of my Democratic colleagues filibustered it.”
While it would be incredibly convenient for liberals if the American people didn’t have the ace card of being able to rise up and fight back, the Founding Fathers put that safeguard into place for a very specific reason.
Knowing what it was like to live under tyrannical rule, the framers of the constitution not only worked to prevent those people from getting into power in the United States but gave citizens another defense, should the worst happen. Today, the worst is trying to rear it’s ugly head, and standing against the gun-grabbers may be the only thing that keeps us from getting our heads chopped off by whatever tyrant rises up next.