To whom should America turn when deciding what policies to enact and when it is permissible to infringe upon the Constitution? Actors, apparently.
That bit of advice about who we need to be listening to came from MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, who claimed that actor Matthew McConaughey’s recent speech on gun control during a White House press briefing, during which he claimed that America needs more gun control, saying:
We need background checks. We need to raise the minimum age to purchase an AR-15 rifle to 21. We need a waiting period for those rifles. We need red-flag laws and consequences for those who abuse them.
These are reasonable, practical, tactical regulations to our nation, states, communities, schools, and homes.
America already has background checks and there are consequences for those who use firearms for illegal purposes, but apparently that’s not enough and we need more limitations and less due process (red flag laws) on the right to keep and bear arms.
Brzezinski, claiming that McConaughey’s speech about gun control and the dead in Uvalde cut her to her “core”, used that speech to demand that the GOP go along with the left’s gun control push, emphasizing it and then saying:
“[I] guess I just would like to make a small suggestion to Republican senators, many of them who bravely walked the streets of Kyiv, the highly secured streets of Kyiv, to meet with Volodymyr Zelensky and to hear about the atrocities in [redacted] and lend their symbolic support, go to Uvalde, meet with the detectives who are gathering the evidence, taking pictures, maybe sit with Maite’s parents, hold her shoes and look at the pictures of this shattered child’s body who was unrecognizable because of the result of an AR-15 held by an 18-year-old who bought it on his birthday.
“Sit with her parents and look at the evidence. Go to the front lines here in America and actually show that you have some bravery. I have another word, but I won’t use it because you don’t. ”
Continuing, she reiterated much the same point, saying:
“I need you to go to Uvalde and meet with the detectives and look at the video and look at the evidence and bodies of the children. Show that you actually care but also take it in. And then develop your decisions on the basis of what you’ve seen on the front lines in America.”
Her plea was much the same as McConaughey’s in that both used vivid wording about the recent tragedy to push for restricting the rights of ordinary, law-abiding Americans.
Apparently they forgot to read the 2nd Amendment, the document they want to trample all over, as it says “shall not be infringed”, not “shall not be infringed unless a recent crime makes you really sad and you’d very much like to use that horrific event to attack the rights of those that you despise.”
Perhaps they need to reread that amendment and take a close look at the wording.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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