Rep. Peter King (R-NY) wants to make it a crime to carry a weapon within 1000 feet of federal officials at public events. Let’s examine the logic of this idea, (and meanwhile, consider that criminals don’t give a shit about following the law or they wouldn’t be criminals.) The people carrying guns openly at the Gabrielle Giffords event were NOT shooting. A crazy lunatic ran into the crowd. So given the overwhelming fact that crazies run into crowds shooting, disarming the public is the best idea? This kind of thinking breeds a ‘chilling effect’ of people not attending events because they can’t protect themselves. How many of you have stopped flying since TSA has started the ‘grope and scan’ dance?
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee wants to ban people from carrying weapons within 1,000 feet of federal officials at public events.
Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said he would propose a bill in the coming weeks that would ban the carrying of guns within that range for the president, vice president, members of Congress and federal judges.
In his speech, King said the legislation was not only for the safety of government officials but also to protect the public. He said elected officials are not necessarily more important than the public but by protecting them in this way, the public would feel safer in meeting federal officials at public events.
How ass-backwards is that thinking? Let’s protect the public by disarming them and removing any choice they might have? I know for a fact that when I lived in Arizona, went to my bank, and stood in line with open-carry armed neighbors, I felt SAFER. I have yet to see a sane gun owner go around the bend and murder people, have you?
“The fact is they do represent the people who elect them, and it’s essential if we’re going to continue to have contact that the public who are at these meetings are ensured of their own safety,” King said.
King said the legislation does not contradict views on guns.
“From a conservative perspective, we have to have a stable society, we have to keep crime down,” King said. “You cannot do that if the police cannot be assured that illegal guns are not on the street.
“To have a stable society and a safe society, we have to remove illegal guns,” King continued.
More circle-thinking. How does one remove illegal guns when their is a prohibition on them? Obviously Rep. King doesn’t remember the rise of the criminal element in this country when alcohol was made illegal.
If Mr. King wants illegal guns off the street, and wants the public protected, then he must introduce legislation that requires all Americans to own, be trained, and open-carry a firearm at all times. The Gestapo big government police won’t like it, but that’s just too bad. They’ll just have to get over it.
In yesterday’s Glenn Beck posting about the SEIU protest outside BofA employee Gregory Baer’s home, I asked these questions:
Now where did we leave those frakkin’ paramilitary SWAT Teams? Which police dept. are Greg Baer and his neighbors paying for?
Today, we find out that Metropolitcan DC police escorted SEIU to Baer’s home.
The family of Greg Baer, Bank of America executive, is located in a jurisdiction protected by the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), which responded promptly to a disturbance call from his neighborhood last weekend.
According to Corporal Dan Friz, an MCPD spokesperson in Rockville, Maryland, the department received a disturbance call from one of Baer’s neighbors at 4:10 pm last Sunday. Four MCPD units arrived at Baer’s Greenville Rd. address at 4:15 pm. At least two Metropolitan Police Department units from the nearby District of Columbia were already at the scene when they arrived.
Why? Because police cars attached to the Washington MPD’s Civil Disturbance Unit had escorted theSEIU protesters’ buses to Baer’s home. Such cross-jurisdictional escort activity is not uncommon for both departments according to Friz and Metro Police Department spokesperson Officer Eric Frost. Still, the District police did not inform their colleagues of what was about to happen in one of their Maryland neighborhoods.
The Maryland officers reported there were approximately 500 protesters on and near the front lawn of Baer’s house. Montgomery County was not given a “heads-up” concerning the planned protest. Although a protest permit is technically required in Montgomery County, in practice no citation is issued if the protestors disperse when requested to do so by the owner of the private property they occupy.
The primary role of the Washington cops in this event was to protect the protesters. The D.C. officers had no authority to act to disperse the protesters even had the homeowner been present and asked them to vacate the private property. The event ended as a “dash one”– no arrests, no citations – according to Friz. The Montgomery County units left the scene at 5:29 pm.
Go over and read the rest. My own personal code of ethics does not allow me to write what I am thinking right now.
Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me?
Please visit the Rev. at Rabble Rouser Ruminations and read the whole article.
Code Pink Fundraisers Have Lost Their Frikkin’ MInds, And Any Sense Of Decency
Let me just warn you now. If you are drinking or eating anything as you read this, you might want to stop. This article is disturbing on so many levels, but even more, it is infuriating at the way in which it paints Major Hasan, the alleged mass murderer. This is way beyond the pale in just plain human decency, much less the manner in which they are using this horrific traedy. The headline pretty much says it all, Obama Ally Code Pink Justifies Fort Hood Terrorist Attack, Cashes in on Massacre in Veterans Day Fundraising Appeal. Yes, you read that right, and no, it is nor hyperbole: