Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) outside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
UPDATED 3:25 PM PT – Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) said Joe Biden’s Democrats have grown more tyrannical and were coming after gun rights. In a video released by his press office on Tuesday, the Texas Republican laid out why supporting the Second Amendment has become more important than ever before.
Roy contended guns for self defense were extremely necessary by citing the Biden border crisis as well as Democrats’ push to defund the police.
“I want my Second Amendment rights because my Democratic colleagues want my streets to be less safe by defunding police,” he asserted. “I want my Second Amendment rights because my borders are wide open and being run by cartels while dangerous individuals pour across the border.”
Democrat proposals to supposedly keep citizens safe after defunding police appeared to target gun owners who enjoyed their rights.
“The gentlelady from Texas gave up the game earlier when we were talking about my friend from North Carolina’s amendment to ensure that we don’t encourage cities to continue these foolish policies of defunding the police,” he explained. “She said that you don’t need to do that and she talked about these great programs that target guns.”
Roy also said he remembered a time when blame was placed on individual criminals misusing weapons, instead of all citizens with guns, while noting crime dropped significantly. Democrats proposed laws the Texas lawmakers said would make Texans and all Americans less free.
Roy stressed one of the most important reasons to support the Second Amendment was to balance the power between citizens and their government.
“One of those issues is ensuring that they can maintain and preserve and protect their Second Amendment rights,” he expressed. “It is the great separator of this country from others in terms of the right balance between the people and the power of government. It is the great equalizer.”
Following the release of the video, Roy retweeted it to make one last comment. He said the only true defense from tyranny was an armed citizenry.