MSNBC: Gun Rights Activists Secretly Pro-Slavery
MSNBC talking head Joy Reid went onto some program on MSNBC that passes for a news show, and the topic was gun control (what else would they be discussing on MSNBC?).
Reid, who is black, immediately had to pull out the slave card.
“There’s this sort of neo-Confederate thread that runs through this pro-gun movement and NRA movement,”
Really. According to most liberals, the Confederacy was all about keeping the blacks in slavery. A moral evil, without a doubt, but to the aristocrats in charge, the question was about states’ rights. To the average person, they felt they were defending their homes against invasion.
According to Reid, these “neo-Confederates” are not allowing the states to decide their own gun laws for themselves.
The Confederate cause was about states’ rights, at least from their point of view, but to throw out neo-Confederate shows a complete ignorance of anything to do with the Confederate cause.
But in one fell swoop, she links gun rights activists in with slavery and the neo-conservative movement, which is linked to neo-nazism .
Do these people really have any idea what the word neo even means?
Her complete thought:
“There’s this sort of neo-Confederate thread that runs through this pro-gun movement and NRA movement, and they believe in tenthorism (sic) and try to pull back from Federalism in everything but this. Because when a state decides that it wants to pass gun laws, they say ‘oh no no no no no’. We won’t even let a state decide its own gun laws. We’re going to go in and upend and pull back anything that restricts gun ownership and they will go state by state and do that, they try to challenge it in states, even blue states like Illinois, so there’s this sense that states don’t have the right to restrict gun use within their borders, the NRA will come in, helicopter in and do that.”
Okay, one thing at a time.
Tentherism, of which I am a member, is the belief that most actions by the Federal government are unconstitutional. I spelled it differently in her quote, because that’s how she pronounced it.
Here’s where the liberals try to have it both ways. They accuse gun rights activists of trying to undermine states’ rights, while squashing the notion that states should be able to decide issues for themselves, like abortion and healthcare, or even environmental policy. It was the Warren Court of the 50’s and 60’s that began to apply the Federal constitution to the states. There are restrictions placed upon the states within the Constitution, but the First amendment does not apply to the states, it applies to Congress. The Second Amendment does not apply to the states, it applies to Congress. The third, the fourth, and so on.
While discussing the issue of gun control, she was discussing Colorado, which has enacted a few gun control laws (which the host of the show called “very practical measures”.
However, liberals believe that the Bill of Rights applies to the states, when it is convenient for them to do so. The y believe this so much that they tend to ignore that the states even have their own constitutions, a fact that has been lost since the rise of progressivism to prominence.
If Ms. Reid had bothered to look, she would have found this little tidbit in the Colorado constitution.
Section 13. That the right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall he be called into question; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons.
Yet that’s what the passage of the Colorado laws have done exactly. Requiring background checks is an infringement of your rights.
Per the Colorado constitution, the right of NO person to keep and bear arms…., this means felons as well, so whatever your background checks turns up is invalid.
But then the liberals would start screaming that Federal law prohibits Felons from owning firearms.
So, then the states can’t decide for themselves.
In other words, the NRA is not trying to prevent Colorado from deciding for itself, it is trying to help recall those who voted to take Coloradans from them, and force the state to follow its own constitution.
In other words, trying to make a state follow its own constitution is the equivalent of Federalism, taking the rights of the states away from them.
These news stations have these idiot contributors who come on and contribute nothing but babble, throwing out big words like “Tentherism” and “neo-confederate”.
So just remember the next time you want to go out and defend your right to arms, you really want to put black people back into slavery.
Isn’t that a bit ironic? Gun rights activists are the ones who secretly want to put non-whites back into slavery, while it is the gun control activists who were the ones who enacted some of the first gun control laws, primarily to prevent blacks from obtaining firearms?