Not long ago, the District of Columbia was ordered by a Federal judge to become compliant with the 2nd Amendment: that the right extends beyond just the home. And the D.C. Council was forced to pass an emergency concealed carry law. Of course, like in many other locations where State control is worshipped, the D.C. bill is “May Issue”, meaning the applicant must show “good reason” in which to be armed. And in like in those other locations, as we know all too well….the Statists don’t consider self defense to be a “good reason” [though ironically safeguarding large amounts of cash and the protection of elitists is].
But the kleptocratic elitists aren’t happy about protecting the natural right of a D.C. citizen to protect themselves. Not too happy ay all:
Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced an amendment today to establish a public database of concealed carry permit holders, saying people have a right to know if their neighbor or date has a gun.
“We should at least give our neighbors and residents a chance to know who has the gun. Put it up there! Let people be proud if they want to carry a concealed weapon! But at least we’ll all know who it is, and we can treat them differently….”
Councilmember David Catania (I-At Large) supported the amendment, saying that, while there’s a right to bear arms, there’s “no commensurate right to privacy.” Yvette Alexander (D-At Large) was also in favor of the amendment: “Who cares about the confidentiality of a gun owner? We don’t want it, so expose yourself.”
That’s the tactic we see from the gun control cabal time and again. They hate the right of self defense, because it doesn’t rely upon the State, but rather, the citizen. They provably cannot argue on the merits, so they demonize and attempt to ostracize the citizen who accepts the responsibility of self and home defense. But they of course are targeting the law abiding citizen. The citizen who will go through burden of application, licensing, regulation and taxation….to exercise their natural and Constitutionally protected right. Will it be long before the Statists campaign to do likewise for our other Constitutional rights? Or will they remain hypocrites?