Tomi Lahren on March for Our Lives: 'First Step to Oppression Is Disarming Citizenry'
Let me start by saying I am glad the young people in this country are exercising their First Amendment rights - the rights generations of Americans have fought and died to protect. You have a voice, and you deserve to be heard.
BUT - don’t expect to go unchallenged. That’s not how it works. So it’s time for my Final Thoughts.
You claim you, quote - “marched for our lives.” Understood. But lives are also protected, defended, and saved by good, law-abiding Americans - with guns!
Good guys with guns like Stephen Willeford, who helped end the carnage in a Texas church when a man opened fire and killed 26 people last November.
Lives are also protected by the proper use of guns by trained police or security officers. Like the resources officer at Great Mills High School in Maryland, who just last week stopped a school tragedy with his bravery, training … AND HIS FIREARM.
Logic of the Left: we need more gun control and regulations for law-abiding Americans and also border enforcement is mean and immigration law is just a suggestion.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 24, 2018
Did you mention either of them on the signs at your march? No, I didn’t think so.
You say this was a march for our lives. But the message was more anti-gun and anti-NRA than anything else. This demonization of the NRA does nothing to solve the problem. Do you realize the NRA is made up of nearly five million of your fellow Americans? These are people who want what’s best for this country - just like you.
You may think the solution is gun control. And we can debate that. BUT don’t blame law-abiding gun owners and NRA members for crimes they didn’t commit. You don’t get to self-righteously demonize those who disagree with your gun control agenda.
You want to stop school shooting and gun violence? We all do. But if your solution is simply more gun control, you’re missing the mark, and ignoring the facts.
If gun laws stopped crime and death, the city of Chicago – which once had the toughest gun laws in the country - would have been among the safest cities in America. But it wasn’t, and isn’t. Why? Because gang bangers, lunatics and terrorists don’t care about gun laws.
Yes, you have your First Amendment right to protest for gun control BUT that doesn’t negate MY First Amendment right to challenge your approach and it certainly doesn’t strip me of my Second Amendment right to protect and defend myself. #MarchForOurLives
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 25, 2018
We don’t love our guns more than our kids or our fellow citizens. We don’t worship our guns, either. We simply believe in our Constitutional right to protect and defend ourselves and our families. You don’t get to chip away at the Second Amendment simply because YOU don’t find it useful.
I know some of you think the U.S. Constitution is dated, old and irrelevant. But I suggest you crack open your history books. Our Founding Fathers ensured our right to bear arms as a way to protect us from tyranny. And that’s as relevant today as it was when the Second Amendment – as part of the Bill of Rights - was ratified in 1791.
The first step to oppression is disarming the citizenry. We’ve see that pattern again and again throughout history. Our Second Amendment rights mean something, and we will not sit idly by and watch them be arbitrarily corroded.
So yes - march, chant and protest. But remember, MY First AND Second Amendment rights do not end where your feelings begin.
Those are my Final Thoughts. From LA, God Bless and take care.