Here’s proof that even billionaires can’t buy gun control either
Following the Parkland, Florida school shooting in February of 2018 some surviving students banded together in a March For Our Lives. Prompted by two things, Michael Bloomberg’s money funneled through the financial arteries of his Moms Demand Action anti-gun group and his own attempt at buying the U.S. Presidency, all that got him was 6 pledged Democratic delegates to the party convention in Wisconsin at a cost of $1.4 billion plus bills still outstanding of around $265 million.
Bernie Sanders was right; you can’t buy the presidency of the United States. Nor can you buy control of the guns that will be used to defend it.
Moreover, that huge loss has now been eclipsed evermore by the Wuhan coronavirus that continues to drain federal coffers of money that may soon drain the federal piggy bank, as well. Even greater is/was/ or at least might be the loss of income via unemployment at +13% today when it was at an all-time low of nearly 2% just a few weeks ago, all the result of the pandemic.
The shock of so many of our countrymen suddenly being out of jobs, their employers just as much out of business and a federal bureaucracy struggling to figure it all out in mere hours in an attempt to avoid population panic had one deleterious effect: Americans who by and large never owned a gun – and had the “dangers” of guns beat into their heads by the gun control mob – suddenly put a panic rush on gun stores buying almost everything in sight.
The gun controllers suddenly realized that freedom to Americans who can protect themselves and their life-saving provisions via firearm defense if necessary put the lie to all they have been preaching since Jim Brady was honored by letting an anti-gun group steal his brand.
Americans refuse to be tied down and their anti-settle-in-place protests, as honorable an idea which they tried, just wasn’t going to work. President Trump, having taken heat from both sides, realized that just in time to call today for a resumption of the country’s economic structure, and probably not a minute too soon.
The gun controllers must get used to the idea that America was won at the end of a gun and codified it as such through the Bill of Rights. It was not difficult to imagine – seeing all the weekend protectors – that Trump’s call to reopen the country was the right call at the right time.
Continual testing and research must now press forward. The possibility of an even worse return of the Covid-19 virus is not out of the question but, should a restless population get out of hand we shudder to think of the outfall of government at any level of trying to shut the country down.