"On the surface, it may sound good, but not after you think about it for a moment. Why only Congressional Representatives?"
Via Former CA Assemblyman Tim Donnelly at Patriot, Not Politician:
A Republican Lawmaker is pushing to grant Congressmen reciprocal carry rights in DC in response to the attempted assassination of numerous Republican representatives today in Alexandria, Virginia.
On the surface, it may sound good, but not after you think about it for a moment.
Why only Congressional Representatives?
What makes them so special? After all, we are all equal under the law, and our form of self-government allows for us to be ruled “by the people.”
So why preferential treatment only for those in elected office?
The California legislature pushed a similar bill after AZ Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in 2011. The problem is that ordinary citizens are routinely denied the same “special right” that some wish to confer on elected representatives.
The 2nd Amendment is clear. It was intended to empower the people in the defense of their freedom and to secure their natural rights.
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