Dems Hope to Use Trayvon Martin’s Death For Federal Ban On Concealed Carry Permits

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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- As the flames of discontent surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin continue to be fanned by leftwing ideologues and shakedown artists like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, there is a serious push afoot to the use whatever momentum they garner to push a federal ban on concealed carry weapons permits for handguns.

In other words, anti-gun politicians unabashedly hope to magnify the events around Martin’s death —events which a grand jury has yet to even consider— and cause so much backlash that the people can be banned from carrying handguns for personal protection ever again.

To put it as one time Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel did: “You never want a serious crisis go to waste.”

Bill Clinton is on board for the ban, and is doing his part to justify it by using a bait and switch tactic on the American people. He did this recently during an interviewwith ABC’s Jack Tapper when he admitted “people have always had a right to have a handgun in their home to protect their homes,” but then quickly turned the conversation to say that carrying a gun outside the home is a completely different situation: a situation where “anyone who doesn't have a criminal background, anyone not prohibited by the Brady Bill and caught by the checks, can basically be a part of a neighborhood watch where they have a concealed weapon whether they had proper law enforcement training or not.”

It’s important to note that Clinton misspoke here, in that he suggests the principle reason for gun ownership is the protection of property (of our “homes”). But protection of property is only a proximate reason for gun ownership. The ultimate reason we have guns is to protect ourselves.

Understanding this one point justifies the existence of concealed carry laws, for we have to have guns with us in order to protect ourselves.

Of course it goes without saying that President Obama is on board for the ban as well. As a state senator in Illinois he opposed concealed laws for that state and supported laws making it illegal to use a gun for self defense. And in 2004, when he was running for the office of U.S. Senate, he gave an interview to NPR in which he clearly stated his support for a federal ban on concealed carry laws.

And even before the death of Trayvon Martin provided Democrats with the crisis they needed to push for a ban on concealed carry permits, one of Obama’s judicial appointees was already laying the groundwork for such an endeavor. In response to a lawsuit filed by residents of Illinois —the only state that still refuses to pass some kind of concealed carry law for its residents— U.S. Judge Susan Myerscough ruled: “[Although the] plaintiffs argue that the Second Amendment protects a general right to carry guns that include a right to carry operable guns in public … [the] Supreme Court has not recognized a right to bear firearms outside the home.”

Looks like Clinton, Obama, and Myerscough are all speaking from the same talking points. And while those talking points do include the admission that we have a right to keep in a gun in our homes, they say nothing about a right to use those guns for defense of self, much less to bear those guns on our persons when we go out in public.

In related news, a 50 year old Florida man was pulled from his car by two youths over the weekend and beat senseless with a hammer. It is uncertain whether he will live or not.

Are we supposed to tell his family that he could have defended himself had he been in his home instead of his car?

AWR Hawkins
AWR Hawkins

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Randy
Randy
8 years ago

I wouldn't sweat this too much, concealed carry permits are on such a rise that any politician would be committing political suicide by trying this. The right to keep and bear arms is what it says. To bear means on the person, not in a home.

Left Coast Conservat
8 years ago

Do you have even one concrete event, proposal, announcement, or legislation that would lead to Federal CCW ban? Would the Left really be so stupid to try, instantly angering 6 to 7 million voters nationwide, and REALLY angering several thousand lefty elite CCW carriers in Blue California? Yes indeed! That is the dirty little secreat of CCW in California. While impossible to get by ordinary people, CCW permits are easy to obtain for the well connected, and many of those people are influential in state politics. Obama will not risk delivery on California in his re-election, of deliver 6 million… Read more »

Andybinga
Andybinga
8 years ago

Please sign this petition for MSNBC to fire Al Sharpton. Please pass it on.

http://www.change.org/petitions/msnbc-fire-al-sha

kafantaris
kafantaris
8 years ago

To understand the Trayvon Martin vs. George Zimmerman case, you need to listen to the recorded phone call made by the neighbor to 911.

The fatal shot is heard during this call.

Merely listen to it.

Then draw your own conclusions.

No need for experts. No need for pundits. No need even for an open mind.

Just listen to the haunting call.

A transcript won’t do. It must be heard.

Here it is: http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11548279

sinanju
sinanju
8 years ago

I wouldn't lose any sleep over this aspect of the incident. So Bill Clinton (who won't be running for office in the foreseeable future) does not think us peasants should be allowed to carry outside the home? Whatever. So far, the only politicians actually in elective office I have seen engage in anti-gun fulminations since l'affaire Trayvon broke upon us are all members of the Congressional Black Clown College from safe racially-gerrymandered districts. No US Senators and nobody who stands to risk anything. The Brady gang is having an auld lang syne nostalgia blowout but I doubt even they think… Read more »

Teddy
Teddy
8 years ago

I would have loved to link to this article on my site, but it would need to include specific, recent examples of how the Left is using the Treyvon incident to fan the flames against CCW…