This footage was taken at a ‘Guns and Public Safety Forum’ hosted by Illinois Democrats in January of 2013. Much to the dismay of the overzealous gun-grabbers, a crowd of Second Amendment supporters showed up to the event, including a combat veteran named Kevin Tully.
Tully schooled Lee Goodman of the Stop Concealed Carry Coalition, saying:
“I went to war, whether it was for everyone in here’s ability to have oil and gas in their cars, or the banks, or whatever, I went to war for my country. And I went to war for your ability to have the First Amendment to say what you stood up there and said today, write what you want to write in your newspaper and have whatever opinion you want to have.”
Tully then posed a question which Goodman could not answer: “If this discussion was going on about your First Amendment rights, would you still have the same opinion that we don’t need that anymore either?”
Goodman does not believe the Second Amendment is “relative today,” a common argument among progressives. What he does not realize is that it is as relevant today as it has ever been, perhaps more so. We are saddled with a tyrannical government in 2014 much the same way we were in 1776, when brave Americans took up arms and broke away from the rule of Great Britain. The Second Amendment ensures that we are able to take similar action at any time in the future, should the need arise.
Tully echoed this same sentiment, saying, “The threat of tyranny today is no less than the turn of the century in the 1900s, or 1800s, or 1700s.” His remarks were met by a standing ovation from the crowded room.
Now more than ever, it is important that we follow the example of this American hero and stand up for our Second Amendment rights, for liberals would love nothing more than to wipe weapons from the face of the Earth.