It seems that Marco Rubio is pretty desperate for attention these days. His recent statements regarding his Christmas Eve
spending quality time with his family, er, gun purchase smacks of attention-whoring just a little too much, seeing as he needs to have it to protect his family, and his community from ISIS. This purchase he is making a big deal out of on Face the Nation is not his only gun, either, just an additional one to add to his gun cabinet.
I’m a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. I have a right to protect my family if someone were to come after us. In fact, if ISIS were to visit us, or our communities, at any moment, the last line of defense between ISIS and my family is the ability that I have to protect my family from them, or from a criminal, or anyone else who seeks to do us harm. Millions of Americans feel that way.
His semi-impassioned verbal effusion neglects to mention that if we are in a situation where his family needs to defend themselves, siege-style in their own home from ISIL, we have already entered the nightmare scenario of an all-out war on our own soil. The fear-mongering of the NRA and gun lobby knows no bounds, and apparently Rubio is not above trying to feed his campaign off of the same vitriol.
Here is the kicker, this kind of propaganda leaves out more facts than it includes, alluding to gun-control as a method of removing guns from law-abiding citizens, then leaping to the conclusion that without a gun in your home you are a target. Basically, it rests on people assuming that the right to own a gun is actually endangered and then exploits the jingoistic “patriotism means packing heat” attitude that is carefully cultivated by the multi-million dollar lobby.
I guess he figures that his other guns weren’t exactly the right ones to go with his “gonna git ISIS” para-military outfit, this one is the one to defend America (and his family) from the terrorists, because LOL.
Watch the unbelievably smug Rubio here:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQOhGZWGfVQ&w=640&h=360]
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