It’s been less than 24 hours since the attack in Dallas (see WAR: 5 Cops Slain at Dallas #BlackLivesMatter Protest). That means it’s prime time for utilizing heightened emotion to push political narratives. Strike while the barrel is hot, as they say. Or something like that. Living up to leftist standard, Obama did exactly that. During his remarks about the Dallas snipefest he immediately trotted out that tired old horse named “gun control.” Not subtly either. It’s hard to be subtle when you’re itching to strip people’s rights.
Turns out Ben Carson had some words for Obama and, well, everyone. Spoken softly and delivered with a smile, of course.
Now is definitely not the time to get political. Now is the time to use logic and ask ourselves, “Why do we have a Constitution? Why do we have a Second Amendment?” They’re always saying you don’t need a high power weapon to hunt deer. The Constitution is not about deer hunting. It’s about people being able to defend themselves from an overly aggressive government or an external invasion.
The police are a vital part of the stability of our nation. Imagine 24 or 48 hours with no police. What would your life be like? Yes, there are some bad apples. And yes, we [should] find ways to deal with them. But in no way [should] we indict the entire police force. We, the American people, are not each others enemies. But there are those who are trying to stir us up and create conflict for their own nefarious purposes. We have to be smart enough not to allow them to succeed.
This is a change in tune from just a few weeks ago when Dr. Carson was insisting we put the 2nd Amendment “on the table.” Though it’s possible, with his soft-spoken ways, the point was missed. Still, it’s an appreciated change in tune. A little pushback can go a long way.
Plus, Carson is right. So there’s that.
As leftists are scrambling to manipulate the populace while the tragedy is still fresh, we’ll calmly remind them that our rights aren’t going anywhere. Because, yes, we see through the misleading statistics and propaganda (RED-HANDED: Katie Couric Caught Editing Video to Push Anti-Gun Lies). And yes, freedom to defend yourself still trumps a false sense of security. It’s an easy pick, but thanks for playing.
As Carson correctly pointed out, the Second Amendment isn’t for hunting. It’s for everyone. So said the Founders. Here, in their own words: