A quick review of what Alabama Democrat Doug Jones has to say about the Second Amendment is in order, now that Judge Moore has been under fire – and it doesn’t paint a pretty picture for those who believe in the right to bear arms.
Any way you cut it the Judge is solid as a rock on the Second Amendment while his opponent in the hotly contested race is like Jell-O and pudding – its squishy and wobbles all over the place.
Jones Says Amendment has “Limits”
Jones recently told the Alabama Political Reporter that, “We’ve got limitations on all constitutional amendments in one form or another.” Really? What part of “shall not be infringed” calls for a limitation? There are enough laws on the books that have trampled on this vital constitutional phrase enough to sink a battleship.
Jones doubled-down on his Second Amendment policy when he said what America now needs is “smart” gun laws. Spoken like a true Democrat who wants to control everybody and everything. For this reason alone, Alabamans might want to think twice before pulling that lever or filling in that little circle next to Jones’ name.
Plethora of Gun Laws
There are a veritable plethora of gun laws on the books in the U.S. already. If you don’t believe me, hop on over to Amazon to buy an entire book outlining nothing but gun rules and regulations regarding the purchase, right to carry and use of firearms in America. Gun Laws of America: Every Federal Gun Law on the Books: With Plain English Summaries is a daunting maze of laws almost designed to trip up the ordinary law-abiding citizen – even in “plain” English. Do you think the crazies who want to blow away people singing hymns in churches keep this on their nightstand for some lazy bedtime reading? We all know the answer to that.
But when did a Democrat ever see a law they didn’t like? And this goes especially for the Second Amendment. Mr. Jones of Alabama is no different. While he claims he likes to hunt, he sees the right to bear arms as more of an option. And therein lies the problem. When you vote for someone you vote for their positions on all sorts of things. This can be a sticky wicket if you vote for someone who believes differently than you do — especially regarding foundational issues. Without a doubt, the Second Amendment is just that.
The good people of Alabama better think long and hard about who they want to represent them and where they stand on the critical issues before they head to the voting booth. Otherwise, they just may find themselves buried deeper in gun laws that restrict their Second Amendment rights or looking out from the inside of a cell because they’ve violated one gun law or another.