Republican candidate for California governor is making headlines for comparing President Barack Obama’s gun control policies with those of dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Il.
State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, posted a Twitter message Tuesday with an image (see below) that compared what he said were figures who have supported gun rights with those who have supported gun control.
The image, what some might call “controversial” was accompanied by the following question, “Which side would you choose?” in his Twitter message.
The Associated Press, has quoted Donnelly as saying he was standing up for the Second Amendment, which he said recognizes an “unalienable right to defend your life.”
“When government becomes the greatest threat to the very rights it was formed to protect, that is tyranny,” he said in the statement. “Tyranny is the daily purpose of dictators, and I will not apologize for pointing out that our current president acts more like a dictator than a leader of a free people in a Constitutional Republic.”
Obama has had less success after proposing sweeping gun control measures last year following the December 2012 which caused a run on ammo and a dramatic increase in firearm purchases as Americans flocked to gun shops and expos.
What do you think about the image? Do you agree or disagree with Donnelly? If so why?