In light of the Biden administration’s ongoing drive for stricter gun laws, Vice President Kamala Harris’s call to ban so-called “assault weapons” sparked criticism online.
Harris has expressed that “warfare” equipment has no business being carried around in public in a civilized society. She said a prohibition on assault weapons needs to be passed by Congress. Harris predicted that Biden, as president, would sign the bill.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) pushed back, saying that Harris only wants these weapons available to government agencies, not the general people.
He reminded her that the rifles she refers to as “weapons of war” are used by her bodyguards and dozens of ‘civil’ agencies like the USDA, the US Department of Education, and the EPA. Massie told her on Twitter that she wants every citizen unarmed and every government agency equipped with these firearms.
People on Twitter slammed Harris for her hypocrisy, saying that an inventory of the weaponry carried by her security crew should be taken. Many ask her why she should have access to these weapons while the general public shouldn’t.
Dana Loesch, host of a conservative radio show and a supporter of the Second Amendment, once said that this republic was founded by free people using weapons of war. They are the ones who created the country.
Lawyer Kostas Moros argued that “weapons of war” are necessary for a civil society since dictators have a history of turning countries into lawless places.
However, many people joined Harris in advocating for stricter gun laws online, calling legal weaponry “weapons of war.”
(We would never win a ground war with semi-automatic AR-15s. But still, the left insists the public is armed like the military.)
U.S. citizens have a right to keep and carry arms, as the Second Amendment guarantees: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”