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Friday, June 24, 2016

Delegate Michael Webert on How Arbitrary Restrictions on Rights Won't Prevent the Next Attack

At The Daily Caller, Delegate Michael Webert writes about efforts by President Obama, Hillary Clinton and congressional Democrats to use the terrorist attack in Orlando as a justification for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and prohibiting persons on secret watch lists from buying firearms.
If the government is so intent on suspending the right of law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights on the basis of suspicion, then what is there to stop the government from moving to curtail other rights based off the assumption you might be a threat—not much. Today, it’s firearms, tomorrow it could include anything from being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment, limiting the right to a fair and speedy trial, to limiting the right to freely express oneself. Literally the possibilities are endless, and it’s not as far-fetched as it may sound.
Delegate Webert, who was deeply involved in the effort to roll back Attorney General Mark Herring's order on concealed carry reciprocity/recognition, appeared on NRANews on Wednesday to discuss the article in more detail:

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