My Glock would be a terrible choice for hunting. While reliable and accurate for a handgun, it is nowhere near as accurate as a hunting rifle and is definitely not as powerful. Each day, as I leave the house, I arm myself not with a rifle, but my trusty Glock. Why? Because if I ever have to pull it, it will not be used for hunting deer; it will be used to neutralize a human threat.
According to socialist 2016 presidential contender Bernie Sanders, however, such firearms should be banned for sale in the U.S.
Up until relatively recently, Sanders has focused his radical rage on mainly economic issues and has been fairly hands-off with regards to calls for more gun control laws. However, since the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, Sanders has called for a prohibition on all firearms used to kill humans- which includes the most-effective self-defense firearms.
Discussing the “gunshow loophole” myth used by liberals to scare the ignorant into complying with their disarmament policies, Sanders departed from his typical “hands-off” approach to firearms and sought to “out-liberal” Hillary Clinton by outflanking her on the leftist front.
Calling for “stronger” and “more-enforceable” anti-gun laws, Sanders explained his position to NBC’s Chuck Todd, saying,
“Guns used to kill people exclusively, not for hunting, should not be sold in the United States of America.”
It seems like a noble sentiment, but one that is rife with tyrannous ideology and bereft of an understanding of our basic constitutional rights. The Second Amendment allows for no wiggle-room on what are “reasonable” infringements to our Second Amendment rights.
Further, every single firearm designed for concealed carry is designed for the threat of fellow humans. Few seek the comfort of carrying a Remington 700 rifle. Instead, those who understand the dangers in this world pack semi-auto handguns and revolvers that are unsuitable for hunting.
The Second Amendment is not a sporting consideration, but a right that affords the people to keep balance with the government and with each other. Sanders, should he ever become president, will likely sleep far better at night as he is surrounded by men with handguns.
Wouldn’t it be nice if our elected “leaders” would allow the same comfort to the rest of America?