Leave it to a Democrat to twist the word “freedom” to mean its exact opposite. On Rachel Maddow’s show this week, 2020 Democratic contender Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said that gun control was the key to restoring freedom to the American public. Seemingly oblivious to the idea that our freedoms are handed to us by the Almighty and, thankfully, enshrined in the Bill of Rights here in America, Booker insisted that the only way to really give Americans their freedom back was to make them trade their guns in for it.

“We’ve created such a culture of fear that’s now penetrating all types of communities where we say the best we can do to our children now, when they go to school in September, is we can’t protect you, so we’re going to teach you how to duck for cover, shelter in place,” Booker said.

“That is a society that has surrendered basic freedoms,” he continued. “Freedom from violence. Freedom from gunfire. Freedom to live without this kind of constant cortisol in the back of your brain being released that undermines our quality of life. We are losing our well-being as a nation because so many of these guns now are on our streets, so easily gotten by people who intend to do massive amounts of harm.”

We appreciate what Sen. Booker is saying here, but the fact is there is no constitutional mandate for a “freedom from gunfire.” Why? Because the Founding Fathers were not drooling idiots like the sad sack of potatoes we have running for the Democratic nomination. They understood that while you needed to have laws for a coherent society, you couldn’t take the humanity out of human beings and expect things to work out okay. You can’t just say “I don’t like it” and change the rules of the game. Those rules were written in the sands long before we got here and they’ll be here long after we’re gone.

Banning “assault weapons” isn’t going to change that.

All it, and Booker’s other plans for guns, will change is that law-abiding citizens now have to jump through hoops to exercise their Second Amendment rights. And that is only if those rights aren’t extinguished altogether. That isn’t freedom, it’s the opposite of freedom. And it won’t make our streets even 5% safer than they are today.