After the New Zealand bans firearms, Bernie Sanders believes we should do the same.
Democrats and the progressive left are nothing if not persistent.
Like clockwork, they have demanded that the individual right to defend oneself
and family from danger that is enshrined in the Second Amendment be eroded in
the name of public safety.
It used to be that there were calls from the left to institute universal background checks (which would change nothing) or close the “gun show loophole” (doesn’t exist). Now that they have seen one country strip firearms rights away from their citizens they have begun to ask, why not the United States?
As we are all probably aware, there was a horrific mass shooting
late last week in a New Zealand mosque. This is a terrible tragedy.
Today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that
effectively immediately, New Zealand would be banning all semi-automatic firearms,
including assault rifles, and high capacity magazines. Once again, no good
policy comes when emotions are still running high.
This is exactly the kind of action that anti-gun activists want implemented here in the United States. Two of our favorite socialists, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, have noted the response in New Zealand and now believe that the right thing to do is to ban all semi-automatic firearms, Constitution and firearm knowledge be damned.
Due to federal law, almost every firearm sold in the United
States is semi-automatic. There is no definition for an “assault rifle” because
it is a term Democrats made up. What the left continues to desire is the
removal of all firearms from every citizen.
AOC and Bernie may believe that New Zealand is demonstrating
great leadership in this move but the Founders of this country held the belief
that the citizenry should have the “right to keep and bear arms” and that this
right shall not be infringed upon. The word infringed does not appear in any
other Amendment in the Bill of Rights. This should clue Bernie and AOC into the
importance of the 2nd Amendment. But then again, when were they
concerned about the Constitution?