Was a republican my whole life until 4 years ago. Spent 30 years serving this country beside my husband throughout his distinguished military career. Second Amendment is our Constitutional right, put in place by the founding fathers to insure protection from oppressors across the pond. 2nd A was also enacted to insure protection from tyrannical rule by those who would seek to destroy the United States from the inside. I won’t vote away my entire country to an autocrat and his sycophants. I’m sure I’ll get the standard set of justifications spewed back at me in defense so don’t bother, but if you feel you must to keep the illusion alive in your mind go ahead.
I’m a gun owner, and now I’m a “liberal” gun owner and not a bit worried about the democrats taking my gun. I don’t sit and work myself into a frenzy worried about my gun rights ownership when the democrats try to legislate against assault weapons. Second Amendment was written when muskets where the best weapon to date. Weapons of mass destruction don’t belong in the hands of the public. Period!
I won’t vote away my rights for healthcare. Making people pay their fair share for ACA insures I won’t be billed for someone’s emergency and catastrophic healthcare costs. People are losing their minds over government mandated health insurance. I don’t see them going ballistic over mandated car, house, boat, motorcycle and a variety of other insurances that are designed entirely to protect the public.
Our military has been weakened not enhanced. Our military allies and global security partnerships decimated. When I lived overseas I DID visit the gravesites of deceased soldiers and cried. Knowing most of them not older than 19 years of age at death. I didn’t think to myself…gee, what “suckers and losers”…“dopes”. And the only thing “fake news” about that comment is the FAKE Quote end Quote “President” we currently have in office.