“The President’s actions are an existential threat to this nation,” Stockman said in a statement. “The right of the people to keep and bear arms is what has kept this nation free and secure for over 200 years. The very purpose of the Second Amendment is to stop the government from disallowing people the means to defend themselves against tyranny. Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible.”
Yes. This guy has kept America free and secure for more than 200 years.
Private citizens with guns have not kept America safe since the war of 1812. Police officers and members of the military with guns have kept America safe. In part. So has encouraging society and community. No one is talking about repealing those things.
Also? AMERICA'S NOT FUCKING SAFE. Maybe it is for this guy these days, but the gated community is not the entirety of the world, and from where I sit, it's not so safe. Forget massacres in schools, like every other night somebody gets shot a mile away from my house, so let's not talk about how safe we are and thank God for our pussy neighbor's Glock collection to defend us from government tyranny.
Christ, I hate this stupid argument. I don't think the US government has refrained from taking over the suburbs because they're scared of everybody's private gun collection, no matter who's managed to squirrel away what ammo. The US government has NUKES, okay? If they really want Timid Deer Estates, they're coming for it with the Air Force and a tank division, and good luck with your pistols and canned goods then, assholes.