Chinese Immigrant Drops Mic on David Hogg

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The right to keep and bear arms was considered so important by the Founding Fathers that they included it right after the First Amendment, one that covers our ability to criticize the government. They knew that free speech was the first barrier to a tyrannical government.

They also knew that words alone weren't enough. After all, they didn't talk their way into independence. They shot people so we could be independent.

Recently, David Hogg debated libertarian Spike Cohen on guns. There was apparently a question-and-answer period as well.

Enter Lilly Tang Williams.

You don't know that name? I'm sure most people don't. Williams is a Chinese immigrant who lives in New Hampshire, but she's not a political commentator or anything of the sort. She is running for Congress there, but it's not a race drawing a ton of national attention.

Yet she absolutely dropped the mic on Hogg.

Lily Tang Williams, who is running as a Republican in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District, confronted Hogg on Wednesday at Dartmouth University.

“I am a Chinese immigrant who survived communism,” she began. “And under Mao, 40 million people were starving to death after he sold the communism to them. And 20 million people died, murdered, during his cultural revolution.”

“So my question to you, David, is that can you guarantee me, a gun owner, tonight, our government in the U.S., in D.C., will never, never become a tyrannical government?” she asked. “Can you guarantee that to me?”

How did Hogg answer?

Watch for yourself.

Now, I'll give Hogg credit for not trying to guarantee the United States government would never become tyrannical. If he had, I'd have ripped him apart for that because he has no way of actually backing up such a guarantee.

So kudos to him for at least that.

But when Williams replied, "Well, then the debate on gun control is over because I will never give up my guns. Never. Never. And you should go to China to see how gun control works for dictatorship of the CCP," that dropped the mic.

Williams seems to be like a lot of immigrants from tyrannical nations. They've seen the dark side and they don't want to see it again. They'll vehemently defend our right to keep and bear arms because they know that without it, there's nothing to stop the evil from doing what it will.

And yes, we are not immune to evil in this country. It can and will come. Moreover, it probably has more than once and taken office at varying levels of government. We can all probably name a few we would likely define as evil.

Yet why aren't we a tyranny?

The answer isn't because evil respects the rule of law. Look at what all various presidents have done that took a steamy dump on the rule of law, and not all of them were evil. If that can happen, something else kept them in check.

It was the right to keep and bear arms.

Anyone who thinks they can roll into the Oval Office and just take over, become dictator for life, is going to run into a problem. They'll run into a problem because tens of millions of Americans are armed. What's more, we're armed with the kinds of weapons lawmakers are currently trying to ban for private ownership.

Williams dropped the mic on Hogg--who, it seems, was too stupid to realize it had been dropped on him--by pointing out the obvious.

Hogg has been trying to pretend he's really one of us, but if he really were a gun person, he'd at least be open to listening why his proposed "solutions" are a trainwreck in the making.