"Or 'Violate the Second Amendment of the Constitution' !"
“Government officials shouldn’t have to fear the people,” Norton said.
"On the contrary Government officials should fear the peoples anger !"
Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) called on U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to restrict the carrying of weapons openly or concealed near areas where the President or other government officials may be located.
The congresswoman called the display of firearms in such locations “a showing of disrespect and potential disobedience toward the government and its agents.”
“Government officials shouldn’t have to fear the people,” Norton said. “We need to be confident that no matter what we do, no matter how unpopular we may be, we will still be safe.
Norton acknowledged that the President and government officials have armed bodyguards accompanying them wherever they go, but that this might not be sufficient.
“These bodyguards are government employees, and as we all know, government employees aren’t always diligent or effective,” Norton pointed out."The understatement of the year !"
“A disarmed and supine population would be much more reassuring from our perspective.”
BIO Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Congressional Black Caucus
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Congressional Arts Caucus
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Environmental and Energy Study Conference
Board of Governors of the D.C. Bar Association
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Chair under President Carter.
Date First Elected to the House: November 5, 1990