The convoluted logic of Oregon circuit judge Kenneth Walker during a murder suspect’s trial sparked widespread criticism for its brazen disregard of the Second Amendment.
Instead of blaming defendant Marcell Lee Daniel Jr. for killing a 24-year-old in a hail of gunfire during a drive-by shooting, Walker instead chose to engage in a diatribe about the scourge of gun ownership in America.
“If I could, I would take all the guns in America, put them on big barges and go dump them in the ocean,” he declared.
Not content with just rescinding the constitutional right of all Americans to own firearms, he went on to clarify that he wants to take guns away from law enforcement officers and other security personnel.
The judge defended his rhetoric by citing Australia’s strict anti-gun policies.
“There’s no defense to guns,” he declared. “There’s just absolutely no reason to have them.”
Of course, the countless men and women alive today because of an armed citizen would beg to differ.