That’s One Way to “Petition the Government”

http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/81210-2

Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie and 23 other GOP lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill responding to the congressional baseball practice shooting that would allow individuals with concealed carry permits from other states to carry guns in the District of Columbia.

While the baseball practice shooting took place in Virginia, a state that already has a gun reciprocity law, the sponsors of the bill argue that it is the District’s law that prevented lawmakers and staff from being armed during practice since they were traveling to and from Washington.

This doesn’t sound all that promising, I know. But read this part:

Loudermilk is one of the 23 initial co-sponsors of Massie’s bill, which would extend reciprocity in D.C. to any individual with a valid conceal carry permit from their home state, not just members of Congress.

“Our reaction should instead be to protect the right of all citizens guaranteed in the Constitution: the right to self-defense,” Massie said in a statement. “I do not want to extend a special privilege to politicians, because the right to keep and bear arms is not a privilege, it is a God-given right protected by our Constitution.”

Should this go through over the shrieks of “Dodge City” and “gunfights over parking spaces”, and of course the ever popular “think of the chilllldren!!!”, the lack of the aforementioned will be a boost to the national reciprocity movement.

I wonder if that murderous Bernie Bro would’ve done what he did if he knew that this was going to be the reaction from his victims. What am I saying? Long-term thinking from a leftie?

One Response to “That’s One Way to “Petition the Government””

  1. The law itself, if it passes, is a step in the right direction.

    Armed self-defense in DC will remain de facto prohibited, even if the DC city government is held at bayonet point Eisenhower style and frog-marched into accepting out-of-state CCW licenses. City prosecutors will continue to make examples of out-of-towners who dare lift a hand in their own defense when locals see white skin and decide to exact some “social justice” for “slabery” as instructed by the “community organizers” in their church every Sunday. Expect to see such poor unfortunate souls given the full Zimmerman/Goetz treatment–financial ruin, lifetime unemployability, a felony record if they can trump up felony charges that a DC jury will vote “guilty” on–to be given to anyone who does so. They’re sending a message. Never doubt it.

    The proposed incremental changes are nice, but the DC city government is an entrenched outpost of the Deep State and it will take much more than legal changes to make DC a place that respects the rights of taxpayers.