from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Another hard-left presidential candidate has announced a number of whacky gun control measures. Cory Booker, former virtue signaling mayor of Newark and boyfriend of radical leftist actress and activist Rosario Dawson, has joined another non-viable candidate, Eric Swalwell, in setting gun control as a major platform agenda.
Swalwell wishes to ban, “hand-held weapons of war. We should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons.” He also claims that, “Our courts haven’t found a constitutional right to have assault weapons, anyway.”
What do you even say to something that inane?
The left knows that trying to rid the nation of this bothersome “right” is going to be darn near impossible. Oh, they talk a good game in front of fellow radicals, and attempts have been made to try to convince us that the Second Amendment only applies to the militia, which they describe as if it’s a standing army.
But to date, nothing has worked. So instead, they try to skirt the Constitution, to institute special carve-outs, such as assault weapons bans, ammunition, magazine bans, etc.
But this isn’t good enough and doesn’t go nearly far enough for the Democrats’ radical base. So floundering candidates like Booker and Swalwell must continually make wild promises to control guns for the sake of preventing “gun violence.”
It’s a safe, focus-group-tested term that assumes that if you’re not for preventing gun violence, as they define it, you must be in favor of gun violence. And of course, the only way to prevent gun violence is to dutifully comply with leftist demands.
On May 6, Booker announced “Cory’s Plan to End the Gun Violence Epidemic.”