[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn recently earned the ire of the left for having had the audacity to defend our Second Amendment rights not only as a practical matter of self-defense, but as a tool to keep tyranny at bay.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]This candor has earned the Hollywood actor some notoriety in leftist circles and recently, professional media buffoon Geraldo Rivera blasted Vaughn’s comments as being reminiscent of the kind of comments made by domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City Bomber.
Vaughn defended the Second Amendment, saying,
“I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don’t have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It’s not about duck hunting; it’s about the ability of the individual. It’s the same reason we have freedom of speech.”
On Fox News’ The Five, Greg Gutfeld discussed the recent “controversy” and Rivera chimed in to mock those who support the Second Amendment, saying, “Anybody who thinks they need guns, there’s a gun for every man, woman and child in the country to protect against the corrupt and arrogant and pervasive government.”
When Rivera asked his fellow colleagues if Vaughn’s comments “remind you of Timothy McVeigh and the militias,” the table groaned and shouting began.
Gutfeld took the lead and shot-back at Rivera, “Oh please – that reminds me of almost all of America and by the way, why would you go straight to McVeigh? Why would you?”
The two bickered as Rivera defended his statement and declared that “the last thing we need now is guns.”
Rivera (or anyone) need not approve of Vaughn’s message. They need not approve of the Second Amendment or of the existence of firearms. What is undeniable, however, is the remarkably-simple-to-understand protection of our fundamental rights as outlined in the Bill of Rights.
The Second Amendment is not a hunting consideration; there is no mention of food procurement in the Constitution. What the Constitution continually references, however, is a need for the people to continually keep the government in check.
Further, Rivera’s comments are just an extension of Godwin’s Law- when in doubt, equate conservative ideals to a heinous historical figure and *voila,* you have a genuine substitute for legitimate thought that can pass as an argument for the unlearned masses who have never bothered to understand the Bill of Rights.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]