For a long time so called “liberals” have denied they are trying to revoke our right and freedom to bare arms. The plan has been to chip away at the second amendment, changing one law at a time. Now the game plan has changed. Democrats are making it clear they feel the second amendment is an outdated concept that should be abolished as soon as possible.
The chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party is the most high-profile Democratic official in the country to date to call for a repeal of the Second Amendment.
Karen Carter Peterson on Tuesday shared a New York Times op-ed by former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who argued that the Second Amendment should be repealed because the initial reasons for its creation are “now a relic of the 18th century.”
The chairwoman’s comments put Louisiana’s incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in a precarious situation. Edwards, one of the deep South’s lone Democrats in statewide office, was elected in 2015 in part because he emphasized his pro-Second Amendment views. Since taking office, Edwards has walked a tightrope on the topic, expressing limited support for banning bump stocks and strengthening background checks.
If Edwards hopes to be reelected next year, he will need to continue distinguishing himself as someone who is in some ways antithetical to the national Democratic Party, especially on the issue of gun control, in a state that President Donald Trump carried by over 20 points in the 2016 presidential election.
On Wednesday, the Louisiana Republican Party slammed Peterson on social media for expressing “radical” views on gun policy that are out of the political mainstream.
Yet the Democrats seemed to be in agreement of her proposed policy change.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landy (R.), described the statements as “shocking” but not surprising. He feels this is symptomatic of a larger problem the Democratic Party has in recognizing the “expression of personal liberty.”
“The core of the Second Amendment is the right to defend one’s self; to remove that right is the first act of tyrants,” Landry said. “It is shocking that today’s liberals do not understand or appreciate the importance of this expression of personal liberty.”
As long as the majority of this country keeps its feet on the ground we’ll be ok, but like a nasty virus this disregard for freedom seems to be spreading.