Bill O’Reilly agrees with Bob Costas. America needs gun control. At least, gun control regulated by the Federal Government. This seems evident by the statements he made on his Fox News television show.
“All gun crimes in America should be federalized and that includes illegal possession. There should be mandatory federal prison time for any person convicted of having a gun illegally, and if you commit a crime with a gun, that mandatory should be ten years.”
The fact though, is that federal gun laws would be unconstitutional. While O’Reilly seems to agree that the Federal Government cannot regulate the airwaves, giving them complete control over the right of citizens to bear arms seems just. Talk about hypocritical.
And he’s even advocating to give the Feds complete control regulating that which is supposed to protect citizens from government. Talk about ignorant. The point is apparent. Whoever advocates federal gun control has no understanding of our Second Amendment, the intent of our founders, or the Constitution itself. When it comes to guns, the real threat is not citizen ownership, but an ever increasing centralized power – and a complete disregard for our Constitution.
It seems simple. “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms….shall not be infringed.” It’s the words from the Second Amendment. What it does not say is, “The right of citizens to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, unless Congress – or Bill O’Reilly – deems it necessary.” Or “The right of citizens to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, unless advances in technology allow for the prolific purchase and use of advanced weaponry.” Or “The right of citizens to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, unless the public safety requires their limitation.”Details