Had his words been phrased any less artfully, former Missouri State Rep. Ed Emery might be in an interrogation room facing Secret Service agents.
At the beginning of a state senate campaign stop in Adrian, Missouri, Saturday, Emery pledged his undying loyalty to the Constitution, something he does on a regular basis and one certainly cannot fault him for it.
In particular, Emery loves the Second Amendment. It’s not there for quail hunting, Emery told the friendly Tea Party-type gathering. It’s not there so people can protect themselves from their neighbors.
“We need guns to be protected from the tyranny of government” Emery said to a loud outburst of spontaneous applause.
Emery continued to talk about that for a few moments, then added, “Barack Obama has showed us what tyranny looks like.” (The video can be found at this link.)
In other words, and though Emery did not put the two sentences together the meaning was unmistakable, Guns are there to protect us from government tyranny. Barack Obama has shown us what tyranny looks like.
It doesn’t take a Harvard graduate to put two and two together.
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