This is one for all of you Republican out there to think about. GOP Congressman from New York, Peter King, is drafting legislation to outlaw carrying a gun near certain public officials.
According to Fox News, King said his bill would make it illegal to knowingly carry a gun within a thousand feet of “certain high-profile” government officials.
That’ll fix it.
Have you thought about it? Okay, does anyone actually believe that Jared Loughner or any other bag of nuts and bolts who wants to assassinate a U.S. Congressman or Senator really gives a flying Georgetown doo-doo what the law says?
Tell me the truth Republicans. Did you guys actually elect this guy? Mario Cuomo appointed him when he was governor, right? And you think Sarah Palin is stupid?
With the parlor games going on in the Democratic Party right now, the country has quite enough to contend with, without a Republican introducing another needless loony piece of legislation that no one serious about committing a felony will care about one way or another. They have James Clyburn, you guys have Peter King and Dan Burton, that it? If King wants to draft a new bill, how about one that prevents any member of Congress from sending out any propaganda material capitalizing on a national crisis?
Seriously, in the wake of the first Kennedy assassination Congress passed a litany of gun laws. Have murders diminished? Have bank robbery statistics improved? How about assassinations and attempted assassinations, kidnappings, rapes? Not a bit. So what is the end game here, other than to take firearms away from citizens?
America will never give up her guns. The vast majority of gun owners would never think of committing a crime, so laws like King’s are ludicrous.
Public servants should be assured of protection when they are performing their duties for the people of their states, and that protection was available to Representative Giffords upon request by local law enforcement. It is probably is not an appropriate time to say it, but Congress hasn’t taken a moment’s pause before capitalizing on the moment, so neither will I; either Congresswoman Giffords or the Pima County Sheriff’s were negligent in scheduling this event.
We have heard that the Congresswoman was concerned for her safety after the Tea Party events last summer; her father said the whole Tea Party were her enemies. So why did her staff not schedule security for the event?
Memo to Representative King: Get freaking serious: your state is buried in debt, health care is in shambles, immigration is out of hand, and millions are jobless. Pick a topic and do something useful.