The leftists’ cruel campaign against the Constitutional right to bear arms has entered week number three in earnest, with a full repeal of the Second Amendment now apparently on the radar.
How did we get to this point in absurdity? Well, in part, we can look to the 2016 presidential election for answers.
The overwhelming sentiment of the democrats when that particular contest had ended completely set the tone for the political predicament that we find ourselves in today. The “resistance” and their vitriolic and violent Antifa wing have completely transformed political discussion on the left into a snarled mess of anarchy and chaos.
It is this disturbing trend that has allowed the Second Amendment to be thrown on the slab by progressive pundits the nation over, including the increasingly angry Bill Maher, whose HBO talk show has become the de facto dialogue of the radical left.
Maher recently pushed his anti-gun vitriol into the stratosphere, asking America why the Second Amendment shouldn’t just be eliminated altogether.
During a conversation with a survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, Marr pushed back against the young man’s reverence for the right to bear arms, even in the face of such tragedy.
“Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky said, ‘We’re not targeting peoples’ guns. My father was — my father’s a police officer. His [fellow survivor David Hogg] father’s former FBI. We have guns in our houses. We’re not trying to tear apart the 2nd Amendment. We are just kids begging for our lives, getting murdered in our classrooms.’”
“Maher responded, ‘I think that’s part of the problem in this country, is that nobody goes at the 2nd Amendment. Nothing is really going to change unless somebody talks about that. The reason why this country is different is because we treat guns as a right. Other countries treat it as a privilege. And every debate begins with even the liberal side just bowing down to the 2nd Amendment. And I don’t know if that’s the right approach.’”
Bill Maher, quite obviously, has never lived through a situation in which his life, and the dreams of his fellow countrymen, depended solely on the ability of the populace to defend itself against tyranny.
As a matter of plain fact, no living American has endured such conditions, rendering any argument against the Second Amendment moot. Our Founding Fathers were forced to face tyranny in the most brutal way imaginable, and their inclusion of the right to bear arms in the Constitution of these United States is likely the only reason the we have been spared that horror ourselves.
Bill, you simply have no frame of reference.