By John Farnam
Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “When you are a dog, and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.” ~ Fran Lebowitz
Since the “Baseball Field Shooting Incident” of 14 June 2017, a half-dozen bills have been forwarded in Congress, all addressing the issue of politicians (but only politicians) carrying concealed guns in DC, or anywhere else they want, including “gun-free” zones.
Of course, this is all so “justified,” due to (as always) “increased threats.”
I’m not sure if this point ever came up during discussions, but many more “ordinary” US citizens are murdered every year than are Congressmen!
But, only Congressmen are slated for the special privileges specified in any of the aforementioned bills.
Some proposed legislation requires “training,” of some sort or another. Some contain no training requirement.
I suspect many Congressmen carry concealed in DC now, and have for some time. For them, there is almost no risk, even without legislation mentioned above. Who is going to arrest them?
Capitol Police? DC Metro Police?
In any event, I strongly suspect one of the above bills will quietly become law very soon, with scant discussion, nor the slightest interest on the part of the media.
While all this is going on, bills that finally grant state-to-state concealed-carry-permit-reciprocity to us mere peons languish interminably in committee, and are endlessly denigrated in the media.
Oh, I know: Such legislation is “impossible.” Well, it may be impossible when it pertains only to “ordinary” citizens, but Congress always magically finds a way to fast-track confirmation of special privileges upon themselves, particularly when it is their personal safety that is the concern.
Our personal safety is obviously vastly less important!
“Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights, but privileges.” ~ Mencken
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