You Just Can’t Trust Anybody Anymore

Brace yourselves, I have some rather surprising news. It appears that a couple of politicians have, get this, performed a complete 180 on an issue position. Senators Mark Warner and Joe Manchin, both candidates with “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association (NRA), have come out in support of reinstating the “assault weapon” ban:

Two US Senators became the first of America’s pro-gun advocates to break ranks on Monday night as they called for a ban on assault weapons in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings.


The two Senators – both Democrats but with “A” ratings and previous endorsements from the powerful National Rifle Association gun lobby group – both spoke out to argue publicly that the death of 20 Year 2 children was a “game-changing” moment for America’s divisive gun debate.

These two senators have demonstrated why the political means can never be a tool to achieve liberty. Politicians cannot be trusted. They may claim to support gun rights one moment but will turn on you the second it stands to advance their political career. Senators Warner and Manchin have demonstrated that they care nothing for gun rights and would prefer to throw gun owners under the bus in order to get their name on headlines and, in all likelihood, advance their political careers. Nothing about this development should surprise anybody though, these politicians are just doing what politicians do.