Well, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in the news again, this time she’s setting her sights on the Second Amendment, calling for a radical gun ban and is all about that big government confiscation.
It seems this woman is nothing more than a walking, talking socialist stereotype spewing out Democrat talking points any time she’s given a chance, which thanks to social media, is often.
The call for a ban and confiscation of weapons comes just a week after the horrific mass shooting in New Zealand and the swift action they took to implement new gun control measures.
The 29-year-old congresswoman tweeted on Wednesday: “Sandy Hook happened 6 years ago and we can’t even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks w/ #HR8. Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market.”
Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market.
This is what leadership looks like ⬇️ https://t.co/TcdR63anBt
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 21, 2019
On Thursday night, Ocasio-Cortez flat out called for banning all semi-automatic firearms, which would include handguns, and called for banning bump stocks and high capacity magazines.
You know, instead of training children, teachers, houses of faith, & concertgoers to prep for being shot, we could just:
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 22, 2019
The problem of course is that folks with violent criminal records are already prohibited from owning guns and bump stocks are already banned.
Buck Sexton, contributor for The Hill, made a keen observation on the whole matter of New Zealand and their gun control measures:
The problem with New Zealand mirroring the Australian approach to gun control is the Australian approach didn’t work and wasn’t needed
There are more guns in private hands in Australia now than before the 1996 ban *and* gun violence has simultaneously gone down for decades
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) March 21, 2019
What AOC doesn’t seem to get is that gun control only removes guns from the hands of law abiding citizens who would rightfully use these tools to defend themselves, their loved ones, and their private property.
Bad guys who get guns typically purchase them from the black market. Yes, that’s right folks. Lawbreakers typically break laws. It’s even in the term “lawbreakers” itself, right there, for all to see.
Our Founding Fathers created the Second Amendment to enable us to own the means of protecting ourselves against criminals and tyrants, who are often times, the exact same person. Especially when it’s the government.
Lots of folks think there’s no need for that any more, that the fear of tyranny from one’s own government is an archaic idea. It’s not. Bad things can happen here in America too. One thing that stops that from happening is the fact Americans have guns.
AOC needs to get out of the leftist echo chamber and try doing some research from objective sources before weighing in on an issue.
Source: Daily Wire