Actor Alec Baldwin is certainly a member of the Hollywood elite. And it almost goes without saying that his politics are of the far left. What gifts he has as an actor certainly do not extend to his ability to propose sound public policy. In fact, in that regard, he's dangerous.
He has waded into the firearms debate with a much more blunt proposal than we are used to hearing. Instead of reinterpreting the Second Amendment, he wants to simply get rid of it.
Actor Alec Baldwin entered the gun control push on March 5 by tweeting his criticism of the number of guns Americans can purchase and stressing his belief that it is time to rethink the Second Amendment.
Apparently, a statement by the NRA triggered Baldwin.
His tweet comes on the heels of a new NRATV ad calling out “every Hollywood phony” and members of the “lying media.”
The ad features NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch saying, “We’ve had enough of the lies, the sanctimony, the arrogance, the hatred, the pettiness, the fake news. We are done with your agenda to undermine voters’ will and individual liberty in America.”
She continues, “So to every lying member of the media, to every Hollywood phony, to the role model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents, to the politicians who would rather watch America burn than lose one ounce of their personal power … your time is running out.”
Here's Baldwin's tweet:
I see that @DLoesch wants to “take back the truth.”
And she doesn’t care how many dead bodies she has to step over in that pursuit.
The Second Amendment is not a moral credit card that buys you all the guns you want.
That law needs to be rethought.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 5, 2018
Here is the critical part of the argument that must not be lost:
The Second Amendment says nothing about how many guns a citizen can purchase because the goal of the Second Amendment was to restrict governments, rather than individuals. As with all amendments in the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment is in place to restrain tyranny via regulation and legislation, not to limit the people’s freedom.
That's all of it, right there. The Bill of Rights does not grant rights. It acknowledges natural rights that citizens already possess, and it limits the government's ability to infringe on those pre-existing rights.
We do not live in a monarchy or a dictatorship where the sovereign or head of state grants rights to the people as he or she sees fit. We live in a Constitutional Republic where the government is restrained from interfering with people's lives except under very specific conditions such as in the case of the commission of a crime. Or that's the way it's supposed to be.
Baldwin and his allies on the left are terribly wrong. They see more government as the solution to almost every problem we face.
The question is, do they know that the direction they would point the country leads eventually to a totalitarian regime? Do they care?
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F**k you Alex Baldwin! How many security ppl do you have with a gun? I doubt you could pass a mental health background or drug use background or even have domestic violence on your record? However, ppl with lots of money can have crimes removed from the records. Kinda like O had all his c**p sealed. And from HIS BULLSH*T mouth said, “ppl that have sealed records have something to hide”.