Ron Paul: Our Military Is Doing ‘the Real Killing’ in Unnecessary Wars

Wednesday on CNN’s “Wolf,” when asked about House Democrats holding a sit-in on the House floor to push for gun control legislation in response to the the Orlando mass shooting, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), also former candidate for the presidency, said he is for “gun control where the real killing is going on” and named the U.S. military for “going overseas and bombing and killing and starting wars that aren’t necessary.”

Paul said, “Well, I still believe in the Constitution, and I believe in the Second Amendment, but I’m for gun control where the real killing is going on—is our guns and our military going overseas and bombing and killing and starting wars that aren’t necessary and selling weapons. We’re selling—we’re putting weapons in the hands of ISIS, you know, in Syria. Those are the real guns of war that we should be dealing with. And, of course, if we’re really worried about guns on the streets, why has it been totally ignored? A lot more people are dying in our inner cities. Crime on weekends is just out of control so we need more, you know, police activity to try to protect some people, but property management, that is preventing the rights of an individual to own a piece of property, whether it’s a knife or a gun, is protected, and that shouldn’t be the issue. I do not think it will achieve anything, and since I’m one that’s very much in favor of non-aggression and violence, I would be for it if I thought it reduced the violence, but it will not, and, therefore, I will defend the Second Amendment.”

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