USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “People that we admire can also be flawed humans, and I'm flawed, and I'm incredibly sad and sorry for the disappointment that I will see in those little girls' faces,” Nashville Mayor Megan Barry told The Tennessean Wednesday. She was talking about being caught in an extramarital affair with the head of her security detail, a situation coinciding with his “retirement” while she still tries to keep her place at the public trough.
Tellingly, her self-serving mea culpa lets slip that she considers herself admired.
Why she should see disappointment in the faces of any little girls remains unexplained. Time was adults sheltered small children from salacious sexual details, but then again, we’re dealing with a “progressive.” Bringing that up though, along with talk of “forgiveness” and “regaining trust,” should resonate with the sob sister constituency. It should also divert attention from concerns about potential criminal conduct, questionable overtime, and solo trips with her lover — including seven days in Athens.
“But, what I hope they can also see is that people make mistakes, and you move on from those,” Barry further equivocated. Sorry, but a mistake is when you add numbers and forget to carry over to the next column, or read the label wrong and set the oven at 350 instead of 375. Breaking your vows and betraying trust, deliberately, repeatedly and with premeditation, is a choice, and one she knew was hurtful and wrong, yet did anyway.
But it’s not the broken vows gun owners should be outraged over, except as an indicator of a petty tyrant who demands control over others yet will not exercise it over herself. What we should be concerned about is her oath, and repeatedly breaking it is also no “mistake.”
Article. VI. of “the supreme Law of the Land” mandates:
“[A]ll executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution.”
Barry took that pledge as freely as when she promised “I do.”
But while enjoying the benefits of a taxpayer-funded “four-person team in charge of keeping the mayor safe and transporting her to various functions,” Barry was an outspoken citizen disarmament zealot.
Among the infringements she’s publicly called for: Ending private sales, overturning preemption to allow a patchwork quilt of urban (Democrat) bans, opposing open carry, and keeping teachers disarmed so that schools will remain “gun-free” predator-empowerment zones.
It’s no surprise that the husband Barry cheated on for two years is also anti-gun. While he appeared to try and straddle the issue in a recent editorial, it’s clear his sentiments are with the side that disparages the “political and personal liberty” view of the Second Amendment:
“[T]he rest of us see it as a grotesque desecration of the very idea of a free and civilized society.”
If there’s any doubt how he really feels, a recent tweet, complete with blame-apportioning to NRA for school shootings ought to clear things up:
It’s ironic, but hardly surprising to observers of “progressive” cognitive dissonance, that when an anti-gun “feminist” made a conscious decision to reject one man and couple with another, she chose the one who is capable of protecting her – with a gun.
Tangentially related: Braynon and Flores Show Destructive Infidelity Extends Beyond Personal Betrayals
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.