USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Watching children die while doubling down on gun-control and doing nothing to stop human violence seems to be a favorite pastime of the political left, but occasionally even gun-grabbing Republicans jump on the woke wagon.
After pretending to support the 2nd Amendment and receiving an endorsement from the National Rifle Association during his 2020 congressional run, Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-N.Y.) has used the recent school tragedies to switch gears, break the promise he made to his supporters and join the Democrats in their mission to ban semi-automatic rifles. Chris Jacobs is currently running in New York State’s 23rd District.
When referring to the Buffalo, NY killing, Representative Jacobs said, “I believe it’s important to be transparent on my views on this, and certainly what has happened here in our community, it’s an unprecedented massacre.”
Apparently, transparency wasn’t important to him when he was accepting an endorsement from his Constituents and the NRA with respect to his support of the 2nd Amendment.
It would seem Jacobs used the tragedy in Buffalo, NY to become the face of what would be yet another failed “assault weapons” ban. According to an article in the Hill on May 28th, 2022, He told reporters that if a bill to ban A.R. 15 style weapons came to the house floor, he would vote in favor of it. Jacobs is also in support of a 21-year age requirement for buying firearms. Apparently, Jacobs believes guns should be off-limits for 18-20 years old’s unless they are shipped off to war fighting for Jacob’s freedom. Never mind getting behind a policy that would harden our schools and implement more armed security to protect our children and teachers. Instead, Jacobs seems more interested in using the deadly killing in his hometown as an opportunity to ban the guns owned by his very own Constituents.
As we know, the 1994 “assault weapons” ban did nothing to stop the violence. As a matter of fact, it decreased the ability of good people to defend themselves by limiting the accessibility of America’s most common firearms. Some data indicate that it may have even impeded the downward trajectory of gun-related death that was in motion prior to the ban. The law “sun-setted” 10 years after it went into effect because it simply did not work to solve the problems it was “intended” to solve. Even representative Chris Jacobs said when referring to the 1994 assault weapons ban “it was not as effective as you think.” But he would support it again.
“AWs were used in no more than 8% of gun crimes even before the ban.”
“The percentage of violent gun crimes resulting in death has been very stable since 1990 according to national statistics on crimes reported to police (see Figure 9-1 in section 9.1).110 In fact, the percentage of gun crimes resulting in death during 2001 and 2002 (2.94%) was slightly higher than that during 1992 and 1993 (2.9%). Similarly, neither medical nor criminological data sources have shown any post-ban reduction in the percentage of crime-related gunshot victims who die.”
If banning semi-automatic rifles, limiting magazine capacity, and restricting 18–20-year-old adults from owning a gun didn’t work the first time, what benefit would a politician get out of supporting the same thing again? Surely Chris Jacobs wouldn’t vote to violate the rights of the people who trusted him for political purposes, would he?
There is good news, however. Due to the intense backlash over Jacobs abandoning the people he represents and attempting to violate their 2nd Amendment rights, he has decided that he won’t be running for re-election.
He said, “The last thing we need is an incredibly negative, half-truth-filled media attack funded by millions of dollars of special interest money coming into our community around this issue of guns and violence and gun control.”
Actually, Chris, the people could see through your hypocrisy and have run you out of town. As they should.
The 2nd Amendment is not a privilege. It’s your right.
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