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Mitch McConnell folds on gun rights

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell broke his recent silence on guns this morning with an anti-Second Amendment statement inconsistent with the beliefs of his constituents.

“I believe the government should focus on keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and those with mental issues that could cause them to be a threat to society,” McConnell said in a press release.

This is the same kind of faulty reasoning that leads big government politicians like McConnell to support anti-liberty legislation like the Patriot Act and NDAA. The Second Amendment says the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.” There are no “ifs and buts” and there is no wiggle room in the Second Amendment.

If Senator McConnell thinks he has figured out some magical way to keep guns out of anyone’s hands, let him take a timeout from gun-grabbing and list-making and explain to us just how that is supposed to work.

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