It is not about guns

“Shotgun Joe” Biden dodged a question about a owner who engaged the Texas church shooter by shooting him, stopping the attack.

The former vice president who is beginning to sound more like a candidate in 2020, during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, was asked by a member of the audience how he would “justify the Democratic view on gun control when the shooter was stopped by a man who was legally licensed to carry a gun.”

Biden, who once famously advised his wife to fire a shotgun in the air if she felt threatened, took a pass, yakking instead about the need for more gun control.

He did not mention Stephen Willeford of Sutherland Springs, Texas, an NRA member who shot at Devin Patrick Kelley the man who fired at churchgoers on Nov 5, hitting him twice and ending Kelley’s attack. Willeford then commandeered a driver and chased the gunman.

He also did not mention Kelley had a history of mental problems, that he was tossed out of the Air Force, and never should have been allowed to buy a weapon. He also did not mention that the Air Force failed to notify or warn anybody about Kelley, as is required.

So much for gun control.

What Biden and other liberals do not get – and millions of Americans do – is that when the debate is about guns, it really is about freedom and our constitutional protections against an overly intrusive government.

At the local, state and national levels, there already are thousands of laws and regulations pertaining to private ownership or carrying of firearms, many of them unenforced or unenforceable. You can, for instance, attempt to buy a gun and be rejected by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System for a past felony, and have a minuscule chance of ever being prosecuted.

While the Bidens of this world busy themselves trying to shackle law-abiding citizens with more feel-good nonsense that simply does not work, perhaps they should be trying to keep guns out of the hands of felons and those with emotional and mental problems.

A good start would be enforcing existing laws and regulations.

 

 

 

 

One Response to It is not about guns

  1. Jim Schradle November 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    It’s not that they don’t get it. They do. Gun control is a big power play. These guys are doing whatever they can to empower themselves and put our necks under their boots. We have a Constitution which restricts their power in favor of our liberty. We need to insist our Senators and Representative properly uphold said Constitution. Fighting Federal overreach needs to be seen for the game that it is. They need to keep the government in it’s box and have no patience with attempts against our liberty.

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