When questioned whether or not her gun-control platforms would run afoul of the Constitution, Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren simply shrugged.
Warren joined other 2020 candidates at a forum to discuss gun control policies earlier this week. The event was hosted by MSNBC.
Moderator Craig Melvin asks Warren about her proposal of “limiting guns,” to which the Massachusetts Senator endorsed restrictions on what an American could buy to prevent “people from bulking up in the middle of a crisis.”
You know, a crisis like an out of control government? The exact reason the Second Amendment was put in place?
Warren also suggested people be flagged by the government for law enforcement if they legally purchased too many firearms in a certain timeframe. Which seems like an arbitrary set of criteria, eventually leading to restrictions on everybody.
“Look at some of these folks who’ve gone out and bought a whole lot of guns at once. I’d kind of like to know about that and say there’s actually going to be a federal limit on this,” Senator Warren explains.
“Does it survive Constitutional scrutiny?” Melvin asks.
“Yea,” she responded with a shrug as if that was an afterthought.
The exchange elicited laughter from the audience.
Elizabeth Warren literally shrugs at the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment
This is what they think of our God-given rights: they shrug and laugh about taking them awaypic.twitter.com/1FnbU4vrfm
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) October 3, 2019
Warren has recently proposed a means to disarm poor Americans through a national gun tax of 30 percent and an ammunition tax of 50 percent.
The plan is a means to stick it to poor and middle-class families while having no effect on the wealthy with whom she so ferociously despises. Many Americans on tight budgets would be taxed out of the market to purchase a firearm to protect their families.
Warren’s response to disarming law-abiding citizens through shredding of the Constitution?
Warren isn’t the only Democrat shrugging their shoulders at the rights of every American.
Senator Kamala Harris, speaking at the same forum, said as President she’d be willing to confiscate “as many as 10 million” guns.
Julian Castro equated police officers with mass shooters and common criminals, stating “Police violence is gun violence also.”
Frontrunner Joe Biden’s gun control plan has been labeled a “constitutional disaster” that would bankrupt gun manufacturers and require law-abiding gun owners to give up their firearms or be treated as criminals if they do not register them with the government.
Then, of course, there is Beto O’Rourke, who yanked his party so far left on the issue of gun control that no Democrat candidate’s views on the Second Amendment lines up with the average American voter.
“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” Beto famously declared at a Democratic debate earlier this year.
Hell no, you’re not. Unlike the radical left, most Americans won’t simply shrug their shoulders when they see the Constitution being shredded and their rights stolen out from under them.
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