Sounding more like Barack Obama than a he should, Karl Rove indicated on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace that he might be in favor of voiding the Right to Bear Arms as “the only way to guarantee that we will dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society,” adding that “until somebody gets enough ‘oomph’ to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not going to happen,” so “I don’t think it’s an answer.”
Depending on how much of a break you want to give the make-believe “architect” of the Republican party–I don’t call him the George Costanza of the GOP for nothing–his comments could be the sad sigh of regret we frequently get from the anti-gun liberals in Washington. Or, as some on the right are claiming, it could just be an unfortunate choice of words by someone who feels that a repeal of the Second Amendment is impossible, so we need to look somewhere else for an answer.
Based on his close working relationship with folks like Mitch McConnell, a man with a checkered past when it comes to our gun rights, I’m inclined to believe that his ignorance of American history, along with his willingness to take whatever position he feels will help him and the establishment RINOS he supports the most, are a clear indication of his anti-Constitution progressive philosophy.
Despite what George–oops, I mean Karl–and his ilk might say on the subject, our Second Amendment rights have nothing to do with the sort of violence we witnessed in Charleston, S.C. In fact, as we read at American Thinker, the Founding Fathers firmly believed that our Right to Bear Arms served as the primary way to avoid it.
In a letter to James Madison, Thomas Jefferson penned these words:
“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
Thomas Jefferson was also among the first to embrace the belief that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun:
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
From King George to Adolf Hitler, history is replete with proof that disarming the citizenry creates tyranny, not safety.
Perhaps Rove should have called for the end of gun-free zones, as nearly 92% of the incidents like the one we witnessed in Charleston, S.C. have occurred at locations where guns are supposedly forbidden.
Or better yet, maybe he could heed the words of Matt Foley and just shut his big yapper, particularly when it comes to our constitutional rights. The Second Amendment guarantees us the right to defend ourselves, our families, our homes and our freedoms.
Any suggestion to take that right away is constitutional heresy.