I was born and raised right here in Kentucky. I served my country as a marksman and we were trained to use guns safely,” Kentucky resident Rodney Kendrick says in the ad, with his grandson Mason seated on his lap. “It’s unthinkable that guns meant for war could be used on civilians and children. As a gun owner and a veteran, I support the plan to ban assault weapons and keep guns out of the wrong hands, because I know these guns. I know what they can do.
Senator Mitch McConnell is funded by the gun industry, and he opposes “common sense” reforms. Senator MCConnell, whose side are you on?
Rodney Kendrick says he served his country as a “marksman,” in a new progressive gun control ad, showing the picture below as some evidence of credibility.
It’s a cheap appeal to authority, and I’d frankly, I’d like to see his DD-214 if he’s going to cite his military expertise as the source of his credibility. Earning a markmanship ribbon in Air Force basic training 50 years ago doesn’t make him a small arms expert. I’m not aware of Cold War typewriter jockeys being know for their gun smarts.
No wonder he can’t tell military small arms from civilian rifles.
I do know that real gun experts, 1,100 Green Berets, have signed a letter politely warning the government not to overstep their Constitutional bounds when it comes to their gun control schemes, with the quiet implication that they are quite capable of removing a government that no longer respects the rule of law. They did so because their oath is to the Constitution, not any specific government or Presidential Administration. Rodney Kendrick either never took such an oath, or conveniently forgot it.
Tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of veterans do remember their oaths, and are still willing to give up their lives—or take others—if a corrupt federal government goes too far.
Tyranny is not welcome here.