During a Monday conversation with Elon Musk, Democrat presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said the Second Amendment is settled and that a Kennedy administration will not be trying to take away guns.
Dr. Benjamin Braddock quoted RFK Jr. saying, “My position on gun control is that I’m not going to take away anybody’s guns. I’m a constitutional maximalist and the issue has been settled by the Supreme Court.”
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He went on to address school shootings, noting that he is ready to take great strides to harden schools and eliminate shootings.
RFK Jr. said, “I understand personally the heartbreak of gun violence…we have to stop school shootings…if it comes down to protecting schools like we protect airlines, we’ll do that.”
He spoke beyond school shootings to mass shootings in general, noting that he will “thoroughly investigate” any role that “psychiatric drugs” may be playing in high-profile shootings.
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RFK Jr. said, “We…have to look at the role of psychiatric drugs…prior to the introduction of Prozac we had almost no events like this.”
In Heller (2008), SCOTUS affirmed that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have a gun in the home for self-defense. In Bruen (2022), SCOTUS affirmed that the Second Amendment protects a right to carry a gun outside the home for self-defense.
AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010. and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him directly at email@example.com.