From a sitting United States Senator
100 people die from guns every day. That’s a national emergency.
If Trump gets away w this border emergency declaration, then a Dem President can declare a gun violence emergency and institute universal background checks and an assault weapons ban by executive action.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 15, 2019
I’m going to double down on what Miguel said.
Is there ANYONE in the gun community that honestly doesn’t believe that if the Democrats thought that they could use a national emergency to ban and/or confiscate guns, they would not have done it already?
Is there ANYONE who really believes that President Pen-and-a-Phone didn’t EO the confiscation of assault rifles after Sandy Hook out the the kindness of his heart or respect for the Second Amendment?
I’m not saying this to justify using a national emergency to fund the wall, I want no whataoutism here.
I just think the “if you do this for the wall, we’ll do this to guns” is a bunch of horseshit.
They would do it to guns in a heartbeat if they thought for one second they could get away with it.
Look how quickly CA become a sanctuary state.
It the California legislature thought they could get away with passing a law that required 100% of the guns in CA to be turned in and destroyed, it would be passed in record time.
The “If” and quid pro quo in Senator Murphy’s Tweet is pointless.
It’s not beneficence to gun owners that keeps Democrats from banning assault weapons as a national emergency. It’s that they don’t think they successfully pull it off and hold on to power.
It’s simply a matter of time until they try it, and when they do, it will have nothing to do with Trump’s wall.