“Guns for me but not for thee” seems to be a common attitude among liberal politicians.
They blast the rich for not paying their fair share whole taking advantage of every tax loophole available. They lecture us on climate change as they fly around the world on private jets. They tell us that their policies will be worth it if they “save just one life” – yet support abortion.
And my favorite of all, they attack our Second Amendment rights – but need guns for themselves. To no surprise, the Daily Caller reports that:
New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel says members of Congress “deserve” and “need” people with firearms protecting them in the U.S. Capitol building, but he does not want law-abiding residents in his own district to be armed for self-protection.
Of course they do. Liberals often need armed security while they’re pushing for gun control – and I’m not joking.
Rosie O’Donnell had armed security at her Million Mom March (for gun control) back in 2000.
When asked by The Daily Caller his thoughts on the difficulty of getting a concealed carry permit in New York City and how rare it is for such permits to be issued by the NYPD, Rangel replied, “I’m glad to hear you say that very few people get it.”
“We don’t need that many guns,” he continued. “I didn’t know that briberies were involved in getting a gun, and that is wrong, but overall, if it is difficult to get a concealed weapon permit, I’m glad to hear that.”
But should he be? An enormous amount of research has been done on concealed carry, and it proves just the opposite of what Rangel thinks.
Liberals arguing that only police should have guns should know that concealed carry permit holders are a good substitute. According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, concealed carry permit holders are convicted of misdemeanors and felonies at a rate less than one-sixth that of police officers.
The report also noted that today, 5.2% of the adult population has a permit, and five states have over 10% of their adult populations with a permit. Think about that for a second – that means in the average State one in every twenty people is carrying a firearm, and one in ten in the most gun friendly States.
At a public venue with 200 people, there could statistically be about ten people packing heat. Think a mass public shooter might think twice then? Luckily for them, they don’t have to because we’ve created “gun free zones.”
Or as I like to call them; safe spaces for criminals.