[crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] said if Obama could, “he would” take away your guns but “he’s constrained by the Second Amendment.”
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday with George Stephanopoulos, Rubio said Obama “is trying to keep guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens by continuing to put new restrictions on our gun rights.” (RELATED: Marco Rubio: Sean Penn’s Interview With El Chapo Is ‘Grotesque’)
Stephanopoulos asked Rubio, “Where has the president called proposals for taking away guns? He has not done that?” (RELATED: ‘Lone Survivor’ Marcus Luttrell Endorses Background Checks For Gun Purchases [VIDEO])
“Well, his proposal for everything is to — is to infringe on the Second Amendment. There’s a terrorist attack in San Bernardino; before even the facts are known he immediately jumps and says, we need gun control,” Rubio argued. (RELATED: Watch Taya Kyle Confront Obama During Town Hall Event On Guns In America [VIDEO])
“But take away our guns,” Stephanopoulos questioned. Rubio responded, “This is what he always resorts to. Well, if he could he would. Obviously he knows he’s constrained by the Second Amendment so what he tries to do is chip away at it every chance he gets.” (RELATED: Gun Owners Of America: ‘There’s No Reasoning’ With Obama [VIDEO])
Stephanopoulos retorted, “So you can see he hasn’t called for that?”
“George, if he could he would,” Rubio insisted. “And let me tell you what he’s trying to do. He is trying to keep guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens by continuing to put new restrictions on our gun rights.”
“Barack Obama says he wants this debate to be about fact and truth. Good. Let’s have it about fact and truth. Here’s the fact and here’s the truth: none of the attacks that he is talking about, none of these horrible, horrifying tragedies that have occurred that he cites as the rationale for these measures that he’s taking, not a single one of them would have been prevented by anything he’s proposing.”
“[K]illers and criminals do not care what the gun laws are. They are not going to go to someone that conducts background checks. They will continue to get their guns the way they have always gotten their guns: from the black markets, stolen guns, et cetera,” Rubio claimed.
“So this is absurd. And the only people that are going to follow this law are law-abiding people. This is nothing but an effort from the left to continue to chip away at the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans,” Rubio reiterated.