Republican State Sen. Jim Carlin addressed the crowd yesterday at the Second Amendment Day on the Hill.
Carlin, who is running for U.S. Senate, made headlines during the week for his floor speech during the election reform bill. Carlin called out the election fraud he believes took place in the 2020 Presidential Election.
So he started his talk with a bit of levity.
“Shouldn’t surprise any of you that I voted for Donald Trump,” he said. “We never had anything to worry about when he was President did we? Where are we now? Joe Biden, Democrat Senate and a Democrat Congress, what was the first thing that they went for? What was one of the first things on their agenda? It was to attack gun rights.”
Carlin said if they pass HR 127, it will lead to the taking away of Second Amendment rights as well as fines and penalties.
“The Second Amendment is indispensable to the Constitution,” Carlin said. “The whole purpose of the Constitution was to address tyranny in government. And here we are today. And the question we have to ask ourselves, and the whole reason your organization exists, is what are we going to do when that day comes? Because the day is here now. And we have that responsibility.
“You were given that Second Amendment by the people who shed blood and went before you and fought on battlefields in the United States and abroad. And now your day is here. Many of the people in this room you have children you have grandchildren. We have to look them in the eye and embrace our responsibility to make sure that they enjoy the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. That’s our shared responsibility.”
Carlin told attendees they have to engage at a level they’ve never engaged at before.
“I guarantee you you are going to see Red Flag laws where there’s no due process, where your guns can be taken away from you with a mere accusation and have the police department show up an hour later and say ‘we’re taking your guns,'” he said. “That ought not be so, should it?
“The whole reason this organization exists is to address moments like this and to take a stand. If we do not stand up for our boundaries, we are inviting tyranny. Our boundaries are being assaulted like never before. I can assure you that if I am elected as your United States Senator, my answer to gun control would be no, no, hell no.”
U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, who hasn’t announced if he will run for re-election to the same seat Carlin is vying for, made headlines in the summer of 2019 by calling for Red Flag gun laws.