We have long known that Hillary Clinton wanted to “take it away.” She has been unapologetic in her decades-long quest to disarm America. She said earlier this year she supported an Australia-style gun confiscation program. She supports a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” which is a nebulous and meaningless term in reality. It’s a code word applied to a class of weapons that simply look and function a certain way.
She couches it in the code words “common sense,” but what she means by that is that idiot politicians and pointy-headed cubicle dwellers who know nothing about guns and likely never even handled one will determine what type of guns are acceptable (which eventually means none) and which aren’t (right now those that are black and “scary-looking” and have big 30-round “clips”).
Once one excuse to steal people’s guns – no matter how specious – becomes “common sense,” then the next excuse and the next excuse and the next excuse all seem more reasonable and eventually become “common sense.” It’s called gradualism and it is step one in the progressive playbook.
As with all totalitarians, if the Witch from Chappaqua has her way, only her bodyguards and those of her elite establishment pals would have guns. That’s because their safety and their “rights” trump those of the hoi polloi.
Last week Trump revealed that either he has no concept of liberty and is no protector of the 2nd Amendment (or many others, for that matter), or he is in fact a shadow totalitarian gun grabber. This became evident when he came out in support of “stop and frisk,” a policy made famous by the statist Republican Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of New York in which police randomly snag people walking by and shake them down on a whim.
During last night’s presidential debate, Trump doubled down on his call for stop and frisk. Then he expanded on his planned assault on liberty claiming that those on the “no-fly” list should be prohibited from buying guns.
Both of these polices are anti-liberty and direct assaults on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Amendments.
This really is one of the worst election years in my life time. While I feel my choices are Trump or don’t vote (and I’ve never missed an election for anything), I do still sit back and think… we’re screwed either way this election goes. And I know that won’t buy me any friends, because Trump has some hardcore supporters, as does Hillary. But I still don’t trust Trump. I think he’s the lesser evil over Hillary. I’m not voting for the Green Party ever. And the Libertarian selection this year leaves a lot to be desired… since they apparently aren’t too keen on guns, either, and want to open up the borders. But this entire election cycle leaves you with a feeling of dread, a feeling that either candidate who wins won’t positively answer the question, “Did America win tonight?” Let’s just keep praying.