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  1. #1 Restrict Gun Rights to Protect Government Officials Says Congresswoman 
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    "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.”

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    BIO Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
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    I am way on the other side of that. Everyone at a Presidential rally should be armed and the President should govern in a way that he could show up fearlessly at an assembly full of armed citizens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post

    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 !"

    Yet another Democrat criticizing an institution protecting a facet of American life...whose next, the FBI? Im sure the Secret Service is thrilled to be deemed negligent and ineffective by a member of the house of representatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorwinK View Post
    Yet another Democrat criticizing an institution protecting a facet of American life...whose next, the FBI? Im sure the Secret Service is thrilled to be deemed negligent and ineffective by a member of the house of representatives.


    It's all a matter of wording. The congresswoman could have said that by ensuring that those attending the town hall meetings are unarmed, the secret service will be able to do a better job of protecting those they are charged with protecting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
    I am way on the other side of that. Everyone at a Presidential rally should be armed and the President should govern in a way that he could show up fearlessly at an assembly full of armed citizens.
    That's the way the great Thomas Jefferson envisioned it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorwinK View Post
    Yet another Democrat criticizing an institution protecting a facet of American life...whose next, the FBI? Im sure the Secret Service is thrilled to be deemed negligent and ineffective by a member of the house of representatives.
    She is after all a very constitutionally ignorant woman much like Maxine Waters .
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    That's the way the great Thomas Jefferson envisioned it !
    I am completely at ease and free of any fear at a gunshow. There are thousands of guns there, knives, swords, all sorts of weaponry and I am oh so okay with it. I get nervous and jumpy at airports, federal buildings and places where they make sure you are unarmed at the door.

    I am all for a nationwide open carry law and believe that everyone who is a citizen or legal resident (even convicted felons after a probationary period) should carry everywhere at any time. This of course would be balanced with mandatory jail time sentences for anyone committing a crime with firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    It's all a matter of wording. The congresswoman could have said that by ensuring that those attending the town hall meetings are unarmed, the secret service will be able to do a better job of protecting those they are charged with protecting.
    Always the apologist .It's a constitutional right .It's non negotiable,get used to it .
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    This is political satire, people.

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