Vox writer Dylan Matthews took to Twitter Thursday to say that he's "totally down" with President Barack Obama unilaterally banning Americans from buying guns.
This is not Dems' sales pitch but I'm totally down with letting the prez unilaterally ban people (hopefully everyone!) from buying guns— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) June 16, 2016
"This is not Dems' sales pitch but I'm totally down with letting the prez unilaterally ban people (hopefully everyone!) from buying guns," Matthews tweeted.
Matthews said in a later tweet to fellow liberal journalist Glenn Greenwald, "I don't think there's an individual right to bear arms." Matthews did say, however, that he respects "erring toward due process."
@ggreenwald reasonable. I don't think there's an individual right to bear arms but I totally respect erring toward due process— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) June 16, 2016
As you might expect, it wasn't long before the liberal writer was blasted for his seemingly extreme position.
@dylanmatt So it is your opinion that a President should be able to unilaterally make decrees that change core rights.— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) June 16, 2016
You want a king.
This is kind of a creepy totalitarian view, @dylanmatt. And I don't think you'd consider that characterization a criticism.— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) June 16, 2016
Others questioned whether Matthews would feel same way if Donald Trump was president.
@dylanmatt What a wonderful precedent this sets. Now imagine a political adversary applying this.— Fitz_DC (@Fitz_DC)June 16, 2016
So when President Trump puts you on a list, @dylanmatt, he can remove whatever constitutional rights he pleases?— Mr. ✘ (@GlomarResponder) June 16, 2016
@dylanmatt I hope you're ok with that kind of presidential power of Trump wins.— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 16, 2016
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