“SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”
For some reason, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and lawmakers in Congress cannot seem to understand what those four words mean when strung together as the Constitution does. It means that even during times of political correctness and, yes, even after some madman shoots up Las Vegas that our right to bear arms remains totally intact.
John Lott, head of the Crime Prevention Research Center stated in a report that “a 1,000-foot gun-free zone around a number of public buildings, schools, parks, video arcades, youth centers, libraries, or public housing may apply to those with valid gun-carry permits,” according to the Free Beacon. The news outlet has reached out to the Attorney General for clarification “but has not yet received a reply.” It has reached a level of confusion that will likely force him to intervene at some point.
For some reason, the left seems obsessed with leaving all of the places in that list unprotected. For instance, if a gunman starts to open fire in a video game arcade, no one playing those games is entitled to their Second Amendment right to protect themselves with a firearm. Rather, those against guns think that rules will make killers not take guns to such places.
They seem blind to the fact that murder is already illegal. If a killer is not going to obey that law, why are we to imagine that he or she will respect any law about where weapons can be?
“As we have previously noted, prohibiting concealed handguns within 1,000 feet of a school can in some states essentially amount to a concealed carry ban,” wrote Lott.
There are so many places that a person with a gun may just encounter while walking down the street that the wording actually hurts the right to carry. “Technically, D.C. allows permitted concealed carry, but the law is written in such a way that it would ban permit holders from carrying in virtually the entire District. Even the 124 people who are legally permitted to carry are really currently banned from carrying virtually everywhere,” Lott also observed.
The code (which has no right to trump the Consitution, to begin with) says, “The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person legally licensed to carry a firearm in the District of Columbia who lives or works within 1,000 feet of a gun-free zone.” The trouble is that everywhere on the city map seems to be a gun-free zone!
As Lott conveys, this makes it almost impossible for anyone to carry a gun anywhere but in their own homes and businesses. This defeats the whole purpose of carrying a weapon in other places for defense.
“I think they just do things to try to discourage people from getting a permit and try to limit its use,” he says, clearly calling out the motives of the anti-gun lobby and others like them.
Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation agrees and said, “the gun-free zones in D.C. make it very hard to carry a legal firearm for self-protection. Not impossible but very difficult. We are looking at possible legal action.”
When dealing with those opposed to our God-given Second Amendment, nothing short of legal action works. Hopefully, for the safety of those in D.C., it will this time, too.
Source: The Free Beacon