Liberals hate the Second Amendment. They oppose anything related to empowering the individual and taking away from what they deem the “collective good.”
It ruffled some feathers when U.S. District Judge Frederick Scullin struck down Washington’s ban on concealed and open carry handguns. Because of that decision, the DC City Council was forced to approve concealed carry measures, but the DC police–who wield the power of crafting the new rules and regulations– are making it as difficult as possible, dragging their feet along the way.
Some may say, “Hey, give them slack. It takes time to write rules!” But this DC police employee showed exactly what’s going on behind the scenes.
…during an interview a D.C. police department employee essentially argued that Second Amendment rights don’t apply in D.C. because they were written “for when the British were coming.” For the record, “the British were coming” (a reference from Paul Revere’s famous ride) in 1775. The Second Amendment wasn’t written until 1787. Yes, we fought the British again for the War of 1812, but that isn’t why the Amendment was written.
In addition, DC police are only consider applicants if they meet certain criteria. They either have to prove their life, family or property is in danger, or prove they own a buisness with valuables (lots of money, jewelry, etc.).
Washington has one of the highest murder rates in the country. Apparently, that doesn’twarrant self-protection. Leave it to DC to bar citizens from a basic Constitutional right.
In case you were wondering, this is a picture of DC park police. Don’t you feel safer already?
-Courtesy of Young Cons