California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly claimed that guns “are absolutely essential to living the way God intended for us to live” on the Christian talk radio show 'The Bottom Line' on Wednesday (audio below).
Donnelly, a Republican, said: “Guns are used an average of 3 million times a year, according to the Clinton Justice Department. That’s like 6,900 times a day. That’s the high end of the statistics, other people say it’s only 200 times a day,” reports RawStory.com.
“Whatever that number is, they are used to defend human life. They are used to defend our property and our families and our faith and our freedom, and they are absolutely essential to living the way God intended for us to live.”
Donnelly also slammed President Obama for trying to ban assault weapons: “All his plan will do is make it more costly and more difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Constitutional right.”
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“We must hold criminals, not inanimate steel objects, accountable for their actions. And we must not criminalize responsible, freedom-loving citizens exercising their natural right as criminals… The purpose of the Second Amendment is to defend freedom against tyranny.”