(BLP) – The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is clear: “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.”
NBC’s Chuck Todd (host of “Meet the Press”), however, doesn’t believe the second amendment means Americans have the right to bear arms.
@chucktodd you are 💩 liberal trying to read the #SecondAmendment out of the Constitution. The Const shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms @NRA @NRAILA @SecretsBedard https://t.co/V6eYORMpQX
— Real Hamlet Garcia (@Hamletgarcia17) May 31, 2022
During an anti-gun, anti-GOP rant on Sunday, Todd said, “This current version of the Republican Party is being held hostage by a vocal minority obsessed with an absolute right that does not exist.”
Todd’s rhetoric is in unison with other liberal talking heads who blame gun rights for the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, last week. Dubbing “thoughts and prayers” as the R
But while conservative lawmakers like Ted Cruz attribute this uptick in gun violence to mental illness and a downward-spiraling culture, Todd, like many others on the left, believe the law is to blame.
“How do we allow an 18-year-old, in this case, [the shooter], to buy assault rifles and accumulate more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition, all legally, mind you,” the NBC host said. “Whether it’s guns, or climate change, or protecting our democracy, we no longer have a politics that can meet these crucial moments that we face.”
Then Todd blamed Americans for not doing more to combat this societal problem: “No member of Congress has been voted out of office for being too pro-gun. Not one!”
He continued, “until the majorities who claim they want tougher background checks and to get assault weapons off the street, vote like they mean it. We can expect to hear more calls for thoughts and prayers and that’s it.”
Americans should expect more of this kind of rhetoric from the left in the coming weeks. As it’s clear that they are using the recent tragedy in Texas to progress their gun control agendas – ultimately pushing for changes to the Second Amendment.
Consider filmmaker Michael Moore’s comments for example, who has already said the quiet part out loud: “We need a moratorium on gun sales … time to repeal the Second Amendment.”
Michael Moore says quiet part out loud: ‘We need moratorium on gun sales — time to repeal the 2A’ https://t.co/oTobf8EKFm
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) May 25, 2022
As Moore said on MSNBC: “We won’t acknowledge that we are a violent people, to begin with. This country was birthed in violence with the genocide of the native people at the barrel of a gun. This country was built on the backs of slaves with a gun to their backs to build this country into the country that we got to have. We don’t want to acknowledge our two original sins here that have a gun behind the ability for us to become who we became.”
To further capitalize on his point, Moore added, “we need a moratorium, perhaps, on gun sales. Who will say on this network or any other network in the next few days it’s time to repeal the Second Amendment? Oh, you can’t say that. Well, why not? Why not?”
This narrative that 2A is to blame for gun violence in the U.S. is just getting started.