“Prove a need, for a Constitutional right? That’s what D.C.’s New Law says…”
Emily Miller is an investigative reporter for the local Fox News station in Washington, D.C. She is also a popular figure in the gun rights community and she recently merged these two areas for a special report for MyFoxDC.
Over the summer the Supreme Court ruled that Washington D.C’s gun ban was unconstitutional and that the city would have to allow concealed carry permits within the city. The city council reluctantly voted to do so in September, so technically, it should now be possible to get a concealed carry permit in Washington, D.C. Except it’s not.
As Miller’s report clearly shows, the city is purposely dragging its feet on the matter in an effort to stall until their appeal can be heard. However, they are very likely to lose their appeal anyway, considering how draconian their gun laws have been.
What should be of greater concern is the ease with which the nation’s capital has outlawed a codified and supposedly unalienable right. If they can so easily pretend that the 2nd Amendment doesn’t exist – what does that mean for all of our other rights? Can the City Council of Washington, D.C. simply decide that it is a police state and our Constitution doesn’t apply within their borders?
This is exactly the type of tyranny that we must speak out loudly against. Washington, D.C. cannot strip their residents of their rights simply because the city believes that it can. D.C.’s disregard for the law is despicable. It boggles the mind that Constitutionally sworn officers can live and work there without decrying the city’s assault upon our liberty.
Also, as a last note. If you watched the video you saw that the civilian police department employee said this when Miller asked about the 2nd Amendment –
Miller: “The Second Amendment right to bear arms just doesn’t fully apply here?”
Police Dep. Employee: “I believe when the Second Amendment was written, that was more or less for when the British were coming.”
I know that all of you dear readers know this… but if anyone can relay this information to the Washington, D.C. police department – I would appreciate it. The Bill of Rights (of which the 2nd Amendment belongs) was written in 1789 and ratified in 1791.
The Revolutionary War ended in 1783.
Thus, I think we can infer, simply by looking at history that the 2nd Amendment was NOT written “for when the British were coming.” The 2nd Amendment says,
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Nope. Nothing about the British there either.
Emily Miller is also the author of the bestselling book Emily Gets Her Gun.
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