This was a short rant delivered by CNN host Brooke Baldwin on the air.
.@BrookeBCNN: “Notice how quickly New Zealand is taking action on guns?…In America, it’s just the opposite. Instead of coming together … each side runs back to its partisan corners. … It is a crisis in America no matter which side you’re on." https://t.co/Wbl0cv5n2T pic.twitter.com/QLIRKaIDt5
— CNN (@CNN) March 18, 2019
It’s a sad state of affairs when a Constitutionally protected, enumerated right, becomes a “partisan corner.”
That the first reaction by half of our goverment is to “do something” and that “something” is restrict the rights of 320 Million people who committed no crimes is an appeal to collective punishment.
The “victory” that the Sandy Hook parents have is to sue a company that made a legal product which it sold through a very highly regulated market. The company is no longer owned by the same people who owed it when the gun was built, staffed by the same people, located in the same factory, or even uses the same marketing group. So the people who will pay for this lawsuit have nothing to do with the original gun sale, not to mention that the shooter killed the legal buyer and stole the gun.
This is again the Left punishing the people who did nothing wrong.
New Zealand has no gun rights, and by the fact that it is now punishing people who have copies of the shooter’s live stream with arrest and jail time, shows that New Zealanders have no rights to speak of.
Our founding fathers created a goverment that made it hard to “do something” just so we couldn’t turn into New Zealand.
But Brooke Baldwin doesn’t want to live in the United States, she wants to live in New Zealand, where we have not rights but privileges, and they can be revoked at the drop of a hat.
Sorry, no. That’s not how America works.
As for New Zealand, I want to watch that country closely in the coming weeks.
New Zealand doesn’t have gun registration. That makes me wonder how many guns New Zealanders will turn in. Yes, every New Zealander has to have a gun permit, but there is no limit to Category A guns on the permit and no registration. Conceivably, a permit holder can turn in one gun and hide 10 more.
After the Australian buyback, I’d be curious how many New Zealanders would be willing to comply and just how jackbooted the New Zealand government will become in response.