O’Rourke’s gun vow is a violation of the Constitution
Mass shootings are a disgrace, and everybody wants to find a way to stop them now. This sincere desire has caused some presidential candidates to make outrageous and foolish statements.
Recently Robert Francis (Beto) O’Rourke may have made a career-ending declaration. The Texan said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.” In a desperate attempt to increase his numbers and to find a voice in his flat presidential run, O’Rourke emphatically proclaimed support of mandatory confiscation of legally owned property. This is a clear violation of the Second and Fourth amendments.
The Fourth Amendment prevents the government from search and seizure of your home and belongings without probable cause. Taking guns, knives, hammers or anything from law-abiding people will do nothing to stop the horror of mass murder. It is immoral, contrary to conscience and against Judeo-Christian tradition to take another’s property.
The right to own arms is not partisan. It is absolute, not open to debate and guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
Vernon C. Scandola Allentown