This is sure to piss off those Constitution-hating left-wing-anti 2nd Amendment-hating progressive lunatics who are protected by armed security/police. House Speaker John Boehner isn’t going to let Democrats use another crisis to usurp more of our constitutional rights.
The Hill reports:
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is rejecting gun-control legislation offered by the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in response to the weekend shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and 19 others in Arizona.
Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) announced plans Tuesday to introduce legislation prohibiting people from carrying guns within 1,000 feet of members of Congress.
Can these idiots pass legislation prohibiting criminals from carrying guns within 1,000 feet of law-abiding citizens? Or laws that stop criminals from robbing banks? We already have laws but we have a government that refuses to enforce them and criminals who refuse to obey them.
King, who has previously called for the removal of illegal guns from the streets, made the announcement alongside New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation’s loudest voices for stricter gun laws.
Bloomberg doesn’t mind his 24-hour armed security. He just doesn’t believe the commoners should have the same luxury of protection.
King said the legislation is not intended only for the safety of government officials but also to protect the public. He said elected officials are not necessarily more important than constituents, but by protecting them in this way, they would feel safer in meeting federal officials at public events.
“The fact is they do represent the people who elect them, and it’s essential, if we’re going to continue to have contact, that the public who are at these meetings are ensured of their own safety,” King said.
Aside from King’s proposal, longtime gun-control advocates Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) are working on legislation to prohibit high-capacity ammunition magazines like those allegedly used by Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old college dropout who’s been charged in the Arizona rampage.
One lunatic with a mental disorder caused this knee-jerk reaction. Forget that this nut passed a FBI background check and legally purchased the firearm. As we all know, more laws will make criminals obey the current laws. Maybe these politicians can make murder a crime. Oops. It already is.