by Mark Chesnut, Editor
Monday, June 27, 2016
I’ve written before how gun-ban advocates are the scariest when they stop lying and actually tell the truth—a phenomenon that doesn’t happen often.
Yet as anti-gun politicians continue their relentless push for more federal restrictions on law-abiding gun owners, one congressman has accidentally admitted what we’ve known all along that many in politics believe—the lives of these elitist gun-banners are far more important than yours or mine.
That wouldn’t be a hard conclusion to come to, even if Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., hadn’t piped up last week. Simply consider the spoiled Democrat lawmakers who staged a toddler-like “sit-in” on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives last week (they were oh so serious, but had to quit because they ironically didn’t want to miss their vacation) while they were protected by layer upon layer of armed security—and at the same time pushed for laws that would make it harder for you and me to protect ourselves!
The hypocrisy is amazing. For those who fight to protect the Second Amendment, this hypocrisy is easy to see simply by looking at the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer and any of the other gun-banners on Capitol Hill.
But nobody has admitted it as brazenly as Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., did last Tuesday in an interview with The Daily Caller.
It all started when Rangel was asked about his thoughts on how tough it is for law-abiding citizens to get a concealed carry permit in New York City.
“I’m glad to hear you say that very few people get it,” Rangel replied. “We don’t need that many guns. I didn’t know that briberies were involved in getting a gun, and that is wrong, but overall, if it is difficult to get a concealed weapon permit, I’m glad to hear that.”
Rangel went on to say, “Law-abiding citizens just shouldn’t have to carry a gun. You’re not gonna push me in that direction.”
So far, so good—he actually just sounds like any of hundreds of other freedom-hating politician who don’t want Americans to have the means to protect themselves. But when it was pointed out to Rangel that he, at that very time, was being protected by heavily armed security guards, Rangel dropped the bomb.
“Well that’s a little different,” Rangel replied. “I think we deserve—I think we need to be protected down here.” (Emphasis added.)