As of Tuesday, more than 50,000 concerned, patriotic Americans had signed the petition in favor of allowing firearms at the convention. They clearly believe that if something goes down in Cleveland — for example, if riots break out on the convention floor, as Trump has suggested — it would be folly to deny convention attendees their constitutional right to self-defense.
Nonetheless, in direct contradiction to the Second Amendment, the Secret Service has decreed that only the government will be allowed to have guns at the convention, and that private citizens who exercise their rights by bringing firearms into the facility will be arrested. Even Trump himself — a concealed-weapons permit holder — would be denied the right to a weapon, and if a mild-mannered, even-tempered man like that can be denied a weapon, how can we possibly make this country great again?
Now, I’m no Alex Jones or Glenn Beck, with their uncanny ability to detect conspiracies that the less prescient of us can’t see, but doesn’t that start your spidey-sense a-tingling? Think of it this way: If you were Barack Hussein Obama, and if you wanted to overthrow the Constitution and name yourself dictator, what better scheme than to lure the nation’s top conservatives to one place, then make sure that they are disarmed so they could be safely rounded up?
I’m not saying that’s what he’s planning. I’m just asking the question ….
Besides, if guns are a safety enhancement on college campuses, as Georgia Republicans insist, then surely the Republicans going to Cleveland to choose between Trump and Cruz deserve that same degree of safety.