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Public Safety Hearing discusses guns and self-defense

Postby bignflnut » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:16 am

...Democratic Rep. Marjorie Deckerthrew out this gem.

“It is a privilege that we allow individuals to hold onto something that causes harm and death. It is a privilege to have a car license, it is a privilege to have a gun license,” she claimed.

The comment, unsurprisingly, exasperated gun rights activists in the room.

“One of the problems that we face here in Massachusetts is that the Second Amendment is barely recognized in the state as a whole and certainly not as a civil right,” Jim Wallace, executive director of the Gun Owners Action League, said according to the Greenfield Recorded.

“I could not have asked for a better witness to that than the previous legislator that actually described our civil rights as a privilege,” Wallace added. “I am aghast that an elected official would actually say that…but that’s not unusual.”

National Rifle Association spokesman John Hohenwarter also chimed in.

“We have some folks in this room who believe it is a privilege and we have some folks in this room who believe it is a constitutional right [to own a firearm],” he said. “I think that’s where the fight lies.”

Until all Democrats recognize that the ability to own a firearm is a constitutionally protected right, we’ll get nowhere.


Fun to see the NRA say it's a Right, when they've been the leading edge of permitting carry similarly to permitting driving or permitting so many other Rights. Cutting hair without a license is illegal! #Freedom! Be thankful this holiday season, for the s craps the State allows you to have!
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Re: Public Safety Hearing discusses guns and self-defense

Postby schmieg » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:53 pm

bignflnut wrote:Until all Democrats recognize that the ability to own a firearm is a constitutionally protected right, we’ll get nowhere.

I think the answer to that is Pelosi's answer when questioned about the Constitutional authority for Obamacare: "What does the Constitution have to do with anything?"
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