New Brady Campaign President, same douchebag as Helmke.
OK, this one may actually be a little dumber judging by the following press release. I didn’t think it was possible to hire someone more delusional, disingenuous and downright ignorant than Paul Helmke, but you judge for yourselves.
“Senator Rand Paul has launched an all-out, sneak attack on the authority of the District of Columbia to decide for itself the best way to protect its citizens from the ravages of gun violence.
You see, “sneak attack” in Dan Gross’ language actually means “standard amendment to proposed legislation that has been covered by the press.”
Quite simply, Rand Paul is promoting the gun lobby’s agenda and if he and the gun lobby have their way, innocent people will die.
Because they haven’t been dying, being beaten, raped, mugged and otherwise victimized in DC since the city’s gun ban was in existence?
And what happened after SCOTUS affirmed an individual right to keep and bear arms and incorporated the Second Amendment?
If you compare the first six months of this year to the first six months of 2008, the same time immediately preceding the Supreme Court’s late June “Heller” decision, murders have now fallen by thirty-four percent.
Gun crimes also fell more than non-gun crimes.
Robberies with guns fell by 25%, while robberies without guns have fallen by eight percent. Assaults with guns fell by 37%, while assaults without guns fell by 12%.
Just as with right-to-carry laws, when law-abiding citizens have guns some criminals stop carrying theirs.
So Danny Boy claims that if DC residents are allowed to carry concealed, innocent people will die. A claim that has not been in any way proven to be true yet. No blood in the streets upon passage of concealed carry laws. No skyrocketing deaths of innocents. But that won’t stop Dan Gross from making the same spurious claim, because… well… SHUT UP! GUNS KILL! DIDN’T YOU KNOW?
All this is in direct conflict with the principles of local prerogatives and market freedom that he regularly espouses — when the subject is not guns. Rand Paul is nothing less than a hypocrite and his actions as a senator are a threat to our communities.
Except for that little thing called the Constitution which protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, which Rand Paul has vociferously, passionately and quite openly supported from Day One.
Paul’s proposed amendments to Sen. Joe Lieberman’s bill granting D.C. spending authority would endanger every D.C. resident and abridge the sovereign right of this community to enact its own laws to protect the public’s safety.
You know, Danny Boy, espousing the same lie over and over and over again won’t make it any more true than the first time you spewed it.
Washington DC is a capital district. It’s not part of any state. Article One, Section Eight of the United States Constitution grants the U.S. Congress “exclusive jurisdiction” over the city. And while its City Council and the idiot mayor are doing their best to run the city into the ground, Constitutionally, Congress retains the right to review and overturn laws created by the council and intervene in local affairs. You know… the Constitution… that little document both you, your idiot predecessor and that dried up old bint Sarah Brady keep ignoring when it comes to the Second Amendment.
Sen. Paul often claims to be a staunch defender of local prerogatives against federal interference,
If you mean states’ rights, then yes.
But DC is not a state, Danny. You might want to pick up a history book every so often. Just sayin’.
but he now proposes that Congress dictate to the District that it must allow not only its own citizens to carry loaded and concealed weapons on city streets, but it must allow concealed carry by non-residents of the District.
How DARE Rand Paul exert the perfectly legal authority of Congress to dictate to the District that it must actually abide by the Constitution! How DARE he want to protect the free citizens of Virginia and Maryland and any other state from being detained, charged and otherwise violated by the DC Police for merely driving through the District while having their property on them! Bad, bad man!
Under Sen. Paul’s proposal, it would have been entirely legal for George Zimmerman to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue with a concealed, loaded handgun until he was arrested for shooting Trayvon Martin. And D.C. police could do nothing about it.
What Dipshit Dan forgets here is that Zimmerman didn’t just pull out a gun and shoot Martin for the hell of it, which is the way he makes it sound… Merely by accident, I’m sure. Zimmerman was a Neighborhood Watch captain. He saw someone who looked suspicious. A physical altercation ensued, in which he was obviously hurt. I have serious doubts that Zimmerman would have just been walking along Pennsylvania Avenue, looking for a kid in a hoodie to shoot. And had that been the case, DC Police could have done the same thing about the shooting as the police in Sanford, Florida did. Take the man in for questioning, charge if appropriate, try and either convict or acquit.
But see, Danny Boy is such a sniveling panty-shitter, that he believes the mere possession of a firearm on one’s person is a threat to DC residents, and wants people arrested for merely DARING to exercise their Constitutional right. And that’s the right to keep and bear arms, not the right to commit crimes with said arms. Not that Danny Boy gives a shit about little things called facts. Bringing up the Martin/Zimmerman fiasco is just a little red herring for you to draw your attention away from the fact that the citizens of DC have been victimized long enough, and Rand Paul is trying to help them.
Senator Paul also often purports to be a defender of the free market against government interference, but he now proposes to put the D.C. government in the business of selling guns.
Either Dan the Dildo is woefully uninformed, hasn’t read the actual amendments, or is a liar of even bigger proportions than Helmke was! And that’s quite the accomplishment, Danny!
What one of the amendments would have done in actuality is “make the District ‘establish an office for the purpose of facilitating the purchase and registration of firearms by DC residents,’ in response to reports that there is only one licensed gun dealer in the city.” It would have made it easier for DC residents to legally purchase a firearm. It would have broken up a current monopoly, and allowed other businesses to operate within the District’s borders to fill an obvious demand and make tools of self-protection more affordable for the city’s citizens.
It certainly would NOT have made DC government into a gun dealer! Holy FUCK! Considering how badly they’re screwed up, I wouldn’t want that either! But Danny the Douche obviously doesn’t know the difference, or is illiterate. Maybe both.
We suspect that gun stores are not opening on every corner in the District because District residents understand that possessing guns exposes them and their families to extraordinary danger. D.C. residents may have the constitutional right to possess guns for self-defense, but they are wisely choosing not to exercise that right.”
Well, Danny Boy, your suspicion is a load of day-old diarrhea laced with bits of corn and lettuce floating in a third-world toilet. The reason gun stores are not opening on every corner in the District is because it’s bureaucratically impossible and prohibitively costly to do so.
The only licensed firearms dealer in the District is Charles Sykes, and the city has made it barely possible for him to operate. How difficult do you think it is for new firearms retail stores to set up shop?
Last May, Mr. Sykes lost his lease when his office building was sold. The city then took advantage of a stray word in the law to classify his business as a “firearms retail sales establishment,” which made it almost impossible for him to relocate. The designation meant he couldn’t be within a football field’s distance from a school, church, apartment, house or library. In this tightly packed city, that left no reasonably priced options. The city gave him a small-scale map of where he could set up shop, but the map didn’t even have street names on it.
And I would suspect that if there was no demand for firearms, as Dickhead Dan claims, those stores would eventually close down for lack of business. That’s the way the free market works. Rand Paul understands this.
Dan Gross just drools incompetence and ignorance.
Nothing new there. The Brady morons traditionally haven’t been the brightest candles on the menorah!
This blithering dipshit just proves that the trend continues.