Robert Francis O’Rourke has been making repeal of the Second Amendment the centerpiece of his floundering campaign for the Democratic Party nomination. Here is a recent tweet:
A woman in CO told me “hell no” she won’t give back her AR-15.
I listened, but by her logic: Why shouldn’t you be allowed to have a bazooka or a tank?
These are the conversations Congress shouldn’t be afraid of—because if we’re going to end this epidemic, we need to have them.
Well, why shouldn’t I be allowed to have a bazooka or a tank?
Perhaps not me personally; that is not what I have in mind. But I would like to form a Neighborhood Guard. We could register with the state Guard, form up, select officers, pull together a schedule, and pitch in to create a secure armory. The Neighborhood Guard should be able to obtain a few bazookas or M16s or a tank or a howitzer, with the limitation being the availability of suitable training grounds where these weapons could be fired.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.