With all this posturing, ranting, and foaming at the mouth by Trump about his right to declare a national emergency and use Pentagon money to “build a wall,” it might be wise for you Trumpsters and MAGAts to pause a minute and consider.
If Trump establishes the precedent of declaring a national emergency . . .
It’s now 2022. President Joe Biden — or President Elizabeth Warren, or Beto O’Rourke, or whatever Democrat beats Trump in 2020 is now President.
There’s a mass shooting — 20 killed at a school, or 30 shot to death at a concert, or some other huge gun-related killing.
The President declares a national emergency because of so many firearms loose on the streets and orders:
- Ban on import, manufacture, sale or possession of any weapon with a magazine that holds more than four rounds.
- If you own an AR-15 or similar weapon, you can turn it in for a $1,000 bounty. After a year, you go to jail for possessing such a weapon.
- And similar restrictions, all of which can be enforced because, remember, this is a national emergency.
Think about it. Is this what you want? And don’t say it won’t happen.