Barr Reveals his Top Priority: Confiscating Guns
Wow. Just wow.
Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee William Barr was very disturbing.
Even the most liberal, anti-gun Justice on the Supreme Court — Ruth Bader Ginsburg — didn’t sit in the witness chair in the Senate Judiciary Committee and tell us she intended to shred the Second Amendment.
So, when Barr openly spat on the right to keep and bear arms on Tuesday — and threatened to break down our doors in the middle of the night in order to confiscate our guns — well, that’s a problem for us.
Listening to William Barr, there is no doubt that he will be an enemy of the Second Amendment. He even talks like an anti-gunner.
On Tuesday, he told Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) that “there’s room for reasonable regulation” on firearms laws — which is exactly the same lingo that Michael Bloomberg or Chuck Schumer would use.
But now it has become clear: Barr’s history as an enemy of the Second Amendment goes back a long way.
Click here to see the longer version of this alert, which includes Barr’s statements in 1991 supporting semi-auto bans, magazine bans and background checks.
Amazingly, when speaking before the Senate on Tuesday, Barr may have perjured himself by denying he ever supported a semi-auto ban.
When asked how his views from the early 1990s had changed after the Heller decision, Barr said: “I think I opposed an assault weapons ban [in the early 1990s].”
Of course, that’s clearly not what he said, and he’s obviously hoping that people don’t view the C-Span footage from 1991. [You can see Barr’s remarks at the 1:42:23 mark in this C-Span video.]
Barr currently supports “Gun Confiscation Orders”
In an answer to a question by anti-gun Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday, Barr said his top gun priority will be Gun Confiscation Orders:
I also think we need to push along the ERPOs [Gun Confiscation Orders], so we have red flag laws to supplement the use of the background check… This is the single most important thing I think we can do in the gun control area to stop these massacres from happening in the first place.
I’m sure your familiar with the police shooting of 60-year-old Gary Willis of Ferndale, Maryland, who was shot to death when he answered his door at 5:17 a.m.
Mr. Willis is dead because of Maryland’s Gun Confiscation Orders.
We understand that Barr claims to believe the Second Amendment is an individual right, after the Supreme Court said it was in the Heller case. Yeah, so does Michael Bloomberg.
That’s no protection at all. Especially when he thinks that your rights can be subjected to “reasonable” restrictions that include proposals to confiscate firearms.
In sum, William Barr is an effective and persistent enemy of the Second Amendment and the Constitution in general.