“Guns are not the cause of evil, just like the vehicle used by the domestic terrorist in Waukesha, Wisconsin to mow down innocent people in a parade killing six, the vehicle used was not the cause of that evil…. the person driving it was.” That’s how Representative Greg Steube [R-FL 17th District], a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, had recently put it on the floor of Congress.
In a new interview with Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens, on her AMAC podcast, Better for America, he pointed out that the Second Amendment is very clear, it says “we shall have the right to keep and bear arms. They didn’t define what arms are, its arms, plural … I think it’s important that the American people have the ability to defend themselves regardless of what type of firearm they choose to use. Restricting law-abiding citizens’ access to certain firearms is not going to prevent criminals from obtaining weapons. It is not going to prevent somebody who wants to commit harm or murder individuals.”
Steube explained that Democrats want to ban just about all guns. They say they are targeting what they call “assault rifles” but they would like to ban any gun “that takes a ten-round magazine,” which would include most handguns in America.
He went on to say that he believes the Constitutional right to bear arms will play a role in the upcoming midterm elections. “The Democrats,” he said, “think it goes in favor of them when in fact, it doesn’t. The majority of Americans support law-abiding citizens’ ability to defend themselves. If you look at statistics and you look at the numbers, look at the municipalities in the jurisdictions that have put in place magazine bans and assault weapon bans and all these different laws. They have a higher crime rate … I think the majority of Americans know that we should be able to protect ourselves. We have a Second Amendment to the Constitution and [voters] aren’t buying into the rhetoric of the left.”
Nor are voters buying into the left’s attempt to put the blame for the dismal state of the economy on President Trump or Vladimir Putin’s ruthless invasion of Ukraine, Steube said. “The American people are smarter than that.” They know that the Democrats control Congress and the White House and it is the policies they put in place that are to blame for the rising cost of living.