Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala,) is absolutely opposed to any new restrictions on guns — even regarding military-style assault weapons — because we need them to “take back” our government, he explained on Fox News Sunday.
Such action should only be undertaken in the event America becomes “dictatorial,” Brooks told host Sandra Smith.
Brooks absolutely, and completely baselessly, is convinced the last presidential election was “stolen” from Donald Trump — which could be considered dictatorial.
The lawmaker highlighted that slippery slope when he immediately went at it with Smith, and angrily defended his fantasy of a rigged election.
Smith pointed out “on the record” that there is still “no evidence or proof provided” of a rigged election. “Oh, no, that’s wrong. That is absolutely false,” said Brooks, before Smith corrected him yet again.
Brooks claims the whole idea of the Second Amendment was to arm citizens to take over the country if need be — and that not having enough guns around will spark the appetite of “dictators.” That didn’t happen, however, during the 10-year ban on assault weapons that expired in late 2004.
Exactly what the framers had in mind concerning protecting a “well-regulated militia” in the Second Amendment is not as crystal clear as Brooks contends. Many believe the Constitution is addressing exactly what it says: A “well regulated militia” — and not a bunch of beer-swilling pals at a target range with hyper-deadly assault rifles.