New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is hoping to become the next president of the United States.
The far-left Democratic candidate appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” show Wednesday to talk about his vision for America. Included in the discussion was de Blasio’s view of the Second Amendment.
What’s fascinating in watching the video is not that de Blasio is pro-gun control because that’s obvious, all the Dems running for president are in favor of ratcheting up restrictions on the 2A, but that the two-term mayor couldn’t even acknowledge that one has a fundamental right to keep and bear arms.
“Everyone deserves to be safe,” explained de Blasio to host Sean Hannity. “The answer is not for everyone to have a firearm — any more than the answer is not for every teacher to have a firearm.”
“I believe we should have background checks,” he continued. “We need an assault weapons ban.”
Hannity persisted with the question of an individual’s right to own firearms and pointed out that de Blasio was dodging the question.
De Blasio replied, “All the guns that are out there, that are threatening our officers and our civilians alike… I believe people have rights, I believe in gun safety laws.”
“We have a police department… that is making it safer all the time — that’s the best way to protect people,” added the mayor.
In short, the best way for you to protect and defend your family when confronted with a violent attacker is to… wait until police arrive. Because the alternative — the notion that you as a responsible gun owner would use force, including lethal force, in the intervening moments to prevent your wife (or husband) and children from being brutally raped and murdered — is unconscionable.
What de Blasio is essentially saying is that your “right to safety” stops at your ability to defend yourself. At the point, you’re better off becoming a helpless victim than an armed responder. Crazy!
On a positive note, though, de Blasio is polling at less than 1 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.