Self-proclaimed Socialist and 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders wants to ban semi-automatic assault rifles. It’s no secret to most Americans that liberal democrats want to ban all guns. And there approach has always been a strategy called “incrementalism.”
This is the process of slowly chipping away at our personal freedoms and right-to-self-defense. It results in tyranny and enslaved citizens. And the Left is enthusiastically cheering to usher in this new age. It’s anything but progressive. Regressive or oppressive is more accurate. According to The Blaze:
In a campaign appearance ahead of next week’s Democratic presidential debate, Sanders cited two shootings Friday at universities in Arizona and Texas as well as last week’s slayings at an Oregon community college.
“Instead of people yelling at each other, we have got to come together on commonsense approaches which, in fact, the vast majority of the American people support,” said Sanders, who represents a rural state with few gun laws. He added that there is “widespread support to ban semiautomatic assault weapons, guns which have no other purpose but to kill people.”
Sanders supported such a ban along with universal background checks — another measure he called for on Saturday — in 2013, after the massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. But the self-described socialist has also voted to allow guns in national parks, to shield firearms manufacturers from liability for shootings and against a five-day waiting period for gun purchases. Many expect him to come under criticism for his record at the first debate on Tuesday.
When you hear a liberal using words like “commonsense” or “fair” it’s time to run, because your freedoms and money are in jeopardy. Now Bernie wants your assault rifles, because, as he says, they only have one purpose, to hurt or kill others.
Isn’t that what the purpose of the 2nd Amendment is all about, keeping government power in check by having a well-armed citizenry. But, like most liberals whose policies are destructive, the only way to impose their will upon you, is to take away your ability to resist.
What do you think? Is it a big deal to give up assault rifles? Or is this just another gun-grab attempt? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.