A man who immigrated to the United States over 40 years ago to escape an oppressive, Communist Cuban regime, offered direct, pointed and sometimes gut-wrenching testimony to an Oregon Senate committee hearing on gun control.
Manuel Martinez made his position crystal clear from the get-go:
“I oppose any manipulation, any regulation or disruption of the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.”
He described the 1959 Cuban revolution as a time when “malicious individuals, masquerading as Democrats, established a dictatorial regime in my nation called Communism, Socialism, Stalinism, Marxism, and whatever other named ‘ism’ you want to put on it. The reason why it was done was to take away the guns from the people,” as reported by Daylight Disinfectant.
“I’ve been through it. I’ve been there,” Martinez continued. Then, with finger pointed at the committee members, “You people don’t know what freedom is because you never lost it. You haven’t been tortured. You haven’t been assassinations, you haven’t been mothers begging for the life of their son not to be killed because the only reason is they wanted to be free. And they killed the mothers and they killed the son.”
Read more at Daylight Disinfectant.
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