by Karl Denninger, Market-Ticker:
Donald J. Trump on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.
Donald J. Trump on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.
Let me begin: While Mr. Trump’s position is miles ahead of many others in the political sphere, he could have stopped right here when it comes to the law — after all, The Second Amendment is clear.
The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple.
It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights. We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment. Protecting that freedom is imperative. Here’s how we will do that:
Enforce The Laws On The Books
We need to get serious about prosecuting violent criminals. The Obama administration’s record on that is abysmal. Violent crime in cities like Baltimore, Chicago and many others is out of control. Drug dealers and gang members are given a slap on the wrist and turned loose on the street. This needs to stop.
Yes. A person in prison for a violent offense should not be let out until they are no longer a danger to society. We can, arguably, make a mistake once. However, it is unconscionable that we would permit violent felons to walk time after time, even after conviction, and commit further crimes.
No restriction on their right to keep and bear arms will keep them from obtaining arms nor using them. That’s why we call them criminals; they don’t give a damn about the law.
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