Jim Jordan Goes On Crazy Rant Claiming People Need Easier Access To Guns As A ‘Right To Self-Defense’
The horrific mass shootings that took place earlier this month that left 31 people dead was not a wake-up call for Republicans like Rep. Jim Jordan, who believes that people should have easier access to guns in order to defend themselves.
Jordan wrote an opinion piece for Fox News this week claiming that lawmakers are acting to irrational on gun laws after the tragic events in El Paso and Dayton.
“For the safety of the general public, perhaps we should have a mandatory waiting period for lawmakers who rush to pass unconstitutional and unhelpful legislation,” quips the essay by Jordan and Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie.
According to Cleaveland.com, Jordan and Massie have argued that gun laws are already strict enough as they are and should be more lenient.
“No one should seek to expand a program that has already robbed millions of citizens of their right to self-defense,” they say. “Criminals and would-be criminals will simply continue to buy guns from each other, use illegal straw purchasers to get guns from lawful dealers or steal guns from relatives and other law-abiding citizens.”
The two also contend it would be a mistake to ban sales of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
“People sometimes ask why anyone would need a magazine with a capacity greater than 10 rounds, but if six brave, well-trained police officers required 58 rounds to stop the shooter in Dayton, it would be unreasonable to think that civilians with less training would need only ten rounds or less to stop an attacker at their home,” Jordan and Massie say.
“By keeping civilians from providing for their own protection and by causing those who need mental health care not to seek it, these laws will only make the current situation worse,” they continue. “It’s time to slow down and look at the facts before rushing new laws to the president’s desk.”