Ah, the hypocrisy is so thick with liberals! It is just sickening!
Enter New Yorker Charlie Rangel. Democrat in the House of Representatives.
He has been serving in the House since 1971.
Raised in Harlem, schooled at New York University and St. Johns University.
It is clear by his remarks on the Second Amendment that it has been some time since he has had to worry about the safety of himself or his family.
The recent Las Vegas tragedy, in which 58 individuals lost their lives at the trigger finger of Stephen Paddock, has reignited debate over gun control legislation.
And last Monday in New York — in Rangel’s backyard — “four NYPD officials were arrested for accepting trips, expensive gifts and prostitutes from two Brooklyn men in exchange for police escorts, privileged access and gun licenses.”
This, combined with the Vegas tragedy, raises questions as to who should have access to guns, concealed carry permits, licenses, etc.
According to Rangel, law-abiding Americans do not need guns.
Period. Not for recreational hunting, not for protection. Not for anything.
According to the Independent Journal Review :
Rangel told the Daily Caller he was “glad” to hear that it was difficult to get a concealed permit in his home state of New York. He even went on to say he wouldn’t want the law-abiding residents of his Harlem district to be able to carry.
“I wouldn’t want them to have it,” he said.
Rangel’s comments come amid reports that NYPD officials accepted bribes in exchange for gun licenses and special privileges.
“Law-abiding citizens just shouldn’t have to carry a gun,” Rangel added. “You’re not gonna push me in that direction.”
Soooo … who should have guns if law-abiding American citizens shouldn’t, Congressman?
How are these law-abiding citizens supposed to protect themselves from citizens who don’t abide by the law?
Are your Harlem constituents supposed to be sitting ducks? Waiting to be attacked? Robbed? Shot?
“Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t have to carry a gun.”
But obviously, criminals should have to carry a gun because that is the only way they can be effective criminals.
But hold the bus…
Rangel has protection, no?
All of Congress is protected by armed U.S. Capitol Police.
When the Daily Caller reminded Rangel of this, he said, “Well, that’s a little different. I think we deserve — I think we need to be protected down here.”
Oh. OK, congressman.
Only certain people deserve to be protected.
Everyone else should be sitting ducks for the criminals around the country.
But you, all high and mighty congressman, should be protected so you can continue to push for laws that do not protect your constituents.
What is it with liberals?
They have these ideas of who needs a gun. Who should have a gun.
Like we live in a world of unicorn transportation and calorie-free cupcake diets.
Of course, if you abide by the law, you shouldn’t need a gun.
The problem is, we don’t live in a utopia, so it has become necessary to protect yourself from others who don’t abide by the law.
It’s like my dad always used to say, “honey, I trust you … I just don’t trust everyone else out there.”
Wake up, Congressman. You’re embarrassing yourself.
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