Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine is doubling down on his anti-gun rhetoric from Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, even taking to social media to say he’s proud of his record of infringing on the Second Amendment.
I’m a gun owner, I’m a strong Second Amendment supporter, but I’ve got a lot of scar tissue because when I was governor of Virginia there was a horrible shooting at Virginia Tech. And we learned that, through that painful situation, that gaps in the background record system should have been closed and that could have prevented that crime. So we’re going work to do things like close background record checks and if we do, we won’t have the tragedies that we did.
We know there are gaps in the background check system. NRA’s CEO, Wayne LaPierre, has said time and again that there are holes in the background check system because 38 states provide only 80 percent of their criminal convictions and gun owners have pushed to address and correct them. Which democrats refuse to do.
Moreover, the shooting at Virginia Tech, Kaine fails to acknowledge, took place in a gun-free zone, and the shooter was only allowed to continue his spree because there was no one there equipped to stop him. The NRA has also addressed this by saying every school, from elementary playgrounds to college campuses, should have armed guards and/or faculty and students allowed to campus carry.
But our (actual) common sense solutions to these problems doesn’t get rid of all guns, of course.
During the debate, the NRA reminded gun owners of Tim Kaine’s rating on Second Amendment issues.
Wow. Proud to have earned an “F” from the NRA for his gross infringements on Americans’ Second Amendment rights?
Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton are cut from the same cloth. They both claim to love and support the Second Amendment, yet are actively pushing to take away our constitutional right to keep and bear arms; piece-by-piece, day-by-day.
Just remember their thought process: guns are bad. Except, of course, when it comes to having armed body guards to protect them and their families.
We the people do not have that luxury – that’s why our right to keep and bear arms is protected under the Second Amendment.
Which Shall. Not. Be. Infringed.