Meghan McCain made an unceremonious return to The View by declaring that gun owners would “resort to violence” if their gun rights were to be restricted (nothing like “good guys with guns, huh?). This is terrifying, brought to us by RawStory from The View:
“The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America, by far,” McCain told her co-hosts. “I was just in middle-of-nowhere Wyoming, (and) if you’re talking about taking people’s guns from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”
Ironically, the type of people who resort to violence if angry about the law are precisely the same people who should not own firearms. What happened to needing a gun to protect one’s family? I guess they believe guns may properly used to protect one’s own view of what the law should be.
I was not the only one who saw the insane juxtaposition of such a claim:
So your saying “responsible” law abiding gun owners would turn to violence and disobey a law???
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) September 4, 2019
Yes, that appears to be exactly what she is saying. So, a “good guy with a gun” is only a “good guy” so long as he’s happy with the laws. There is a word for that type of guy, but it’s escaping me … criminal seems to be close.
Were that our only problem.
McCain’s husband, some nut named Ben Domenech, also believes he sits above both Congress and the Supreme Court, in determining the exact meaning of the Bill of Rights, especially the rights imbued by the Second Amendment.
“Yes, you fake conservative dipsh*t, people tend to fight back when you disrespect the Bill of Rights and try to illegally take their guns,” Domenech tweeted. “The Black Panthers did it in California when Reagan tried. We would do it too.”
Even if Congress passed a law, even if the president signed the law, and even if the Supreme Court upheld the law, Meghan McCain’s non-fake, non-dipshit, husband has already determined it would, regardless, be “illegal” and he would be within his rights to fight using those same guns.
I have no idea what the Black Panthers have to do with anything, other to invoke black people in a struggle.
On this, be clear. When it comes to guns, these people do not believe any law could apply to them. They will not recognize the law, no matter how valid. They have given unto themselves their own “right” and will not be giving it up to any government. With respect to guns, they are above the government, above the very idea of democracy. This is the end-result of a gun industry campaign to equate guns to “freedom.” These people will shoot, and kill – according to McCain and husband – if “we the people” determine we want the laws changed.
There is a word for people who invoke terror in the name of their personal belief, threatening violence against those who disagree. We call them terrorists. And make no mistake, these terrorists base their beliefs in large part because of their race. How long do you think a group of young black men would last “open carrying” their AR-15s to a “Black Power” rally. How long do you think the Meghan McCain’s of the world would tolerate these same young black men stating that they WILL resort to violence before giving up their “2nd Amendment rights”? Texas is open carry. Do you think Texas would support eight young black men “open carrying” their AR-15 into a public square holding a Trump rally?
No. This is about “certain people’s” rights. Not everyone’s.
This nation is sick, and I don’t see it getting better. The fact that fellow citizens get gunned down routinely, first graders at school, to high schools, colleges, malls, concerts and night clubs, means nothing to them. They need their gun, damnit, to defend themselves from … law breakers? Different lawbreakers than them, we presume.
Peace, y’all. Strength without AR-15s
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