BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today called on the Democratic National Committee to show its commitment to gun control by giving up armed security at the national convention in Philadelphia July 25-28 2016.
CCRKBA launched a national petition drive aimed at pressuring Democrats to gather at the Wells Fargo Center without the protection of armed police, Secret Service or private security personnel. The building is already a so-called “gun-free zone.”
“Democrats have become known as the party of gun control,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Virtually all recent gun control proposals at the federal and state levels have been launched and championed by Democrats. It’s time for the party to ‘put up or shut up’ about guns. The best way to do that is to forsake armed security during the convention.”
He noted the “overwhelming hypocrisy” of privileged liberal elitists who have traditionally opposed expanded concealed carry rights for average citizens while they continue to enjoy the protection of armed security. Front runner Hillary Clinton has stated that the Supreme Court was “wrong” in its 2008 Heller ruling about the Second Amendment. She has pushed gun control for average citizens, yet she enjoys Secret Service protection.
“If a political party believes that guns do not make us safer,” Gottlieb observed, “they should set an example by rejecting any and all forms of armed security at their national convention. A party that does not believe in the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms should not benefit from the safety provided by others who bear arms.
“No group, organization or political party that makes erosion of a constitutionally delineated fundamental civil right part of its agenda should benefit in any way from the existence of that right,” Gottlieb stated.
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.
I say they move the DNC to Kensington, Strawberry Mansion, or Mantua (some of the highest crime areas of Philly) and have no armed personnel for the convention. Top it all off with attendees being required to stay overnight in the given neighborhood and walk to the venue without armed escorts, and we’ll see if anyone changes their tune.
The DNC and all of its constituents are “All mouth and no balls!” Leave the guns at home. Make it a “Gun Free Zone!” You are all so certain there will be no victims with no guns, so put your lives where your mouths are like you’re asking of everyone else.
No Police should work this convention without the scorn of his fellow officers. no matter how much the offer to pay!
This appears a “practice what you preach” situation to me…….and also, the Philadelphia Police Department should not have any extra duty officers on payroll for the duration of that convention….
Is it me or does the Donkey look a lot like John Kerry when he ran for President?
Expected commentary: “s’not da same ting!” /with much spittle spewing forth
(incorrect spelling on purpose)
Awesome! Watch the hypocrites INCREASE armed security now.