That explains a lot.
Via Gun Watch:
Former FBI Director James Comey refused to carry a gun when he was with the FBI. It is likely he never carried a gun during his career. He grew up in Yonkers, New York. He obtained his Batchelors of Science at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, well before Virginia passed a shall issue concealed carry law.
James Comey decided to be unarmed. When he looks at a situation in which one might be armed or unarmed, he will put himself in the position of one who is unarmed. In a hostage situation, he will be the hostage. He will not put himself in the position of rescuer. In a situation where an unarmed person is shot, he will put himself in the position of the unarmed person.
It is not surprising, that James Comey has been in favor of infringements on the Second Amendment. He decided to be unarmed. The Second Amendment offers him relatively little. He may see armed people as threats.
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