U.S. Senate Candidate Kris Kobach Defends Firearm Rights Against GOP Establishment

Republican leadership in Washington D.C. are seemingly set to capitulate on gun control, and U.S. Senate candidate Kris Kobach is calling them out for turning their backs on the Bill of Rights.

Kobach is putting the spotlight on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has vowed that his chamber will pass gun control when the summer recess ends on Sept. 9.

“What we can’t do is fail to pass something,” McConnell said last month to WHAS radio host Terry Meiners. “The urgency of this is not lost on any of us.”

“That statement has the progressive Left licking their chops, hopeful that a cowed Republican majority in the Senate will pass new gun control measures – with universal background checks, red flag laws, restrictions on AR-style rifles, and magazine capacity limits all on the menu,” Kobach wrote in a Breitbart op/ed on Thursday.

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“When the Senate debate begins next week, Democrats will inevitably repeat several lies that have gained traction on the Left in recent years,” he added.

Kobach, who has become the bane of McConnell and the Senate Republican Leadership Fund since announcing his run for the U.S. Senate earlier this year, is pushing back against Republican cowardice and how spineless conservatives are enabling the Left’s war against our core freedoms.

He dispelled many popular myths about gun control that are regularly pushed by the left, including America’s alleged epidemic of mass shootings.

“America has 4.6 percent of the world’s population. But America has only 1.49 percent of the murders worldwide, and less than 1.15 percent of the mass public shooters. America ranks 64th out of 97 countries in mass shootings per capita—a long way behind countries where the possession of firearms is uncommon,” Kobach wrote, referring to the findings of famed gun researcher John Lott Jr.

Kobach also addressed the fallacy that an increase in background checks would stop mass shootings.

“Although background checks are necessary and do serve a legitimate purpose, as I have written previously, the biggest problem with the whole background check system is that it is routinely circumvented by criminals. Instead of buying the gun himself, the criminal simply has a person with a clean record buy the gun for him,” he wrote.

The supposed efficacy of gun free zones, or victim disarmament zones, was also dispelled by Kobach with logic and rationality.

“Most shooters recognize that they will encounter less resistance if their intended victims are unarmed. Or stated differently, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun; and the criminals know it,” he wrote.

Kobach also addressed concerns with AR-style rifles and the rise of smart guns, which could pose a major technological infringement on firearms freedom.

“AR-style rifles are difficult to conceal, and semiautomatic pistols can deliver just as many bullets just as quickly. That’s why AR-style rifles aren’t usually used by most mass shooters, or by other criminals either. The notion that banning this type of firearm would put a dent in mass shootings is nonsense,” Kobach wrote.

“The closest thing to a smart gun that exists is a pistol that requires a matching bracelet in the vicinity for the gun to operate. However, that gun is easily defeated by about $15 worth of magnets; and it costs $1,800 – about four times the price of an equivalent pistol,” he wrote.

Kobach believes that a mandate of smart guns may make firearms and ammunition unaffordable to the average person, indirect gun control measures that the would fulfill the anti-constitutional mandate of liberal Democrats.

“If ever the fingerprint technology makes it to market, it will undoubtedly be even more expensive. And that’s the problem with any law requiring gun dealers to sell only smart guns if the technology becomes viable someday. The average gun buyer won’t be able to afford them,” he wrote.

Kobach has become public enemy #1 to the Washington D.C. establishment since announcing his run for Senate, and it’s clear why they loathe him. If Kobach wins the GOP nomination next year and then becomes elected to the Senate in 2020, he will be one of the few men with the backbone to resist McConnell and the rest of the GOP swamp that is desperate to cave on the 2nd Amendment.

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