Rand Paul and Judge Napolitano Battle Back at Gun Grabbers, “I’m against having a king”
January 16, 2013
A liberty Republican from Kentucky is venting his thoughts about the campaign of ‘pro-gun and anti-gun’ rhetoric that has blitzed the American public since the shooting at Sandy Hook. Senator Rand Paul expressed himself to CBN News on Monday, reiterating the importance of a constitution and the ignorance of President Obama for threatening an executive order regarding guns.
Sen. Paul led off his argument by announcing, “I’m against having a king; I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over. Someone who wants to bypass the constitution, bypass congress, that’s someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch.” Paul has been a loyal advocate for civil liberties and has continuously battled D.C. on issues like the Patriot Act, the infamous NDAA provision and other individual liberty grabbing measures.
The Kentucky Senator also alluded to CBN, “I’ve been opposed to executive orders, even with Republican presidents. But one that wants to infringe on the Second Amendment, we will fight tooth and nail,” showing this issue has nothing to do with left vs. right but instead across the board freedoms. “And I promise you, there’ll be no rock left unturned as far as trying to stop him from usurping the Constitution, running roughshod over Congress,” Paul pledged, to keep Obama in check.
Yesterday morning, another recognized member of the Liberty movement, Judge Andrew Napolitano, a Fox News contributor told Fox and Friends, “Look, either we have a Second Amendment or we don’t. The whole purpose of the Constitution was to preserve individual rights, whether it’s speech, travel, privacy or self-defense from the overwhelming passion of the public.”
Napolitano responded to backfire from earlier comments on Fox by a New York Times writer, Charles Brow who wrote, “These extremists make sensible, reasonable gun control hard to discuss, let alone achieve in this country, because they skew the conversations away from common-sense solutions on which both rational gun owners and non-gun owners can agree.”
Judge Napolitano boiled the gun debate down to, “Should law-abiding citizens lose a fundamental liberty because of what some crazies among us have done?”
SLN reported on Tuesday, “Besides Governors, Mayors and state lawmakers around the country promising to further gun laws, huge numbers came out this past weekend to support gun shows.” In states like New York, Maryland, Chicago, Connecticut, Delaware and Colorado, lawmakers have been pushing the gun reform agenda vigorously. Although in states such as California, New York, Maryland, Virginia and Minnesota, tens of thousands gathered over the weekend to show their appreciate for guns and gun shows.
Also detailed by SLN on January 10th, “Interestingly, Britain’s violent crimes rate is 2,034 per 100,000 people compared to the United States’ 466 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
As Fox19’s Ben Swann pointed out, the U.S. has the highest gun ownership in the world – 88 guns per 100 people. Although the U.S. has the highest gun ownership, America is 28th in the world when it comes to gun homicides; 2.97 per 100,000 people.”
In Washington, Democrats including the President are on the ball to pass some sort of legislation or executive order. At 12pm, President Obama will be holding a press conference – SLN will have immediate updates on the results.
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