Following his successful re-election bid against Joe Kennedy III, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey called for depriving law enforcement of so-called “weapons of war” such as tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds.
Recently, Portland Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler implemented a ban on police using tear gas on protestors. Despite the media always talking about “peaceful” protestors, Portland has been filled with countless acts of violence and insurrectionist actions on the part of leftist agitators.
Wheeler was tear-gassed several weeks ago as he was marching one night with demonstrators. The ACLU claims that tear gas is a chemical agent prohibited during times of war. Markey responded to a tweet by the ACLU regarding the use of tear gas on “protestors” by saying:
“Portland police routinely attack peaceful protestors with brute force. We must disarm these officers, and every other police department in America, of weapons of war, and enact a nationwide ban on tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds.”
Portland police routinely attack peaceful protestors with brute force. We must disarm these officers, and every other police department in America, of weapons of war, and enact a nationwide ban on tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds. https://t.co/PDZcjhmSLB
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) September 14, 2020
Back in June, when nationwide riots kicked off after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Sens. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced legislation to prohibit law enforcement from using tear gas and rubber bullets.
The “No Tear Gas or Projectiles Act” has the aim of banning the use of “riot control agents and kinetic impact projectiles” by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers.
The bill would establish civil penalties for authorities who still end up using the banned materials regardless of the prohibition on the books. Additionally, it would place limits on federal funding to state and local government bodies that do not enact bans on the listed items.
“Our streets are not meant to be battlefields, and law enforcement shouldn’t be using weapons of war against our protestors and other Americans. law enforcement’s use of tear gas also compounds the effects of structural racism, because we know communities of color are already suffering disproportionately during this global respiratory pandemic,” Markey declared back in June. “It’s time we stop using these potentially lethal weapons against our own people.”
It’s remarkable the lengths leftist elected officials will go towards promoting public disorder while leaving the innocent defenseless.
When both law enforcement and the right to bear arms are gutted, the only logical thing to follow is complete chaos.
The current unrest sweeping across America illustrates why the Second Amendment exists and how it serves as a backup when public security institutions break down.
Total control of the state by the present-day Left will undoubtedly result in the destruction of law enforcement as we know it and force people to fend for themselves and their loved ones.
Not having arms in such a scenario could prove fatal.