Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is confident that in the long run gun-control advocates will be victorious in their efforts to place restrictions on the Second Amendment.
In an interview with VICE, Schumer said that “We’ll win sooner or later, we just have to keep at it” (conversation on guns starts around the 10:00 min mark in the video above).
Schumer was also asked what would happen if gun control was put to a vote in America.
Rather emphatically, Schumer said that Americans would vote for tougher gun laws by a 2-1 margin — even in states that are traditionally known for embracing and protecting one’s right to keep and bear arms.
However, one can argue that Schumer is just talking out of this butt because recent public polling suggests that, increasingly, American believe guns can be used to prevent crimes and believe that the Second Amendment should be safeguarded as opposed to being gutted.
So, yeah, that 2-1 vote in favor of gun control that Schumer hypothesized is more than a bit of wishful thinking. There’s no way the public would approve tougher gun laws by a 2-1 margin.
Regardless of the hypothetical outcome, fundamental rights should never be subject to a vote. Period.