Our Second Amendment rights are endangered. While other rights suffer from continued, slow erosion, the Second Amendment is the right that protects all the others and as such, bears the brunt of brute force attacks and crafty efforts to separate our citizens from their firearms.
In truth, while not everyone should feel compelled to own a gun, a so-called Republican president who does not own a firearm can never be fully trusted to understand the importance of the Second Amendment and thus cannot be trusted to be its protector.
The vast majority of Republican candidates own firearms. Even New Yorker Donald Trump owns a handgun. RINO Lindsey Graham owns several and former Texas governor Rick Perry once pulled-out a gun and shot a coyote that threatened his dog while out on a jog.
So, who are the odd ones out?
According to the Telegraph, only RINO candidates Jeb Bush and Chris Christie are without arms.
It should be noted that, technically, Carly Fiorina does not own any guns, but that she evidently has no issue with them as she resides in her home with her husband who has six of them.
Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America highlighted that it was troubling to see the supposedly pro-Second Amendment candidate Jeb Bush without a firearm.
“That he doesn’t even own a gun for his own protection strikes me as somewhat disconnected from the reality that many Americans face.”
Conversely, it is hardly surprising to see Christie to be without a firearm as he serves as governor of New Jersey, one of the most notoriously anti-Second Amendment states in the union. Christie has touted his supposed support for the Second Amendment and noted that he has vetoes some aspects of draconian anti-Second Amendment laws in his state, but the 2016 candidate only enjoys a “C” rating from the NRA.
Even George Pataki, the former governor of New York, owns a firearm and he holds a “F” rating from the NRA.
No- not owning a firearm does not mean that someone is entirely unfit for the Oval Office. Owning and using a firearm is a personal choice and it is not right for everybody.
However, considering the left-leaning policies of both Bush and Christie, the lack of personal experience with this right should give all gun owners and patriots pause.