Kennedy Jr. Takes Hard Line On 2nd Amendment

( – Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. took a hard stance on firearms on Monday, stating that the 2nd Amendment is settled and that he would not make any moves to take guns away from Americans if elected to the White House.

During a Twitter space conversation with entrepreneur Elon Musk, Kennedy took a firm position on the 2nd Amendment, to the chagrin of most of his Democrat colleagues, who want to see strict gun control legislation nationwide.

Kennedy stated that his “position on gun control” is that he has no plans to “take away anybody’s gun.” The son of Bobby Kennedy and nephew of John F. Kennedy, both of whom were assassinated by firearms in the 1960s, said he is “a constitutional maximalist” and that the issue of gun control has already “been settled by the Supreme Court.”

The presidential candidate also addressed the issue of school shootings, claiming he is prepared to make strides to protect schools and eliminate the problem even “if it comes down to protecting schools like we protect airlines,” meaning with armed guards. Kennedy also said he would investigate the role that “psychiatric drugs” may play in such events, noting that before Prozac existed “we had almost no events like this.”

These positions on firearms put Kennedy at odds with the rest of the Democratic Party, who advocate for stricter gun control laws as the solution to the problem of mass shootings. So far, Kennedy seems to be the biggest challenger against President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination, although it appears likely that California Gov. Gavin Newsom may also enter the race soon.

Kennedy has already been hot on the campaign trail, visiting various states, doing many interviews, and even paying a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border to see the situation on the ground for himself.

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