When it comes to the 2nd Amendment, at least one liberal Congress-critter believes that some people are more “deserving” of being protected with guns than others.
Here’s the report from Mediaite and The Daily Caller:
“Democratic New York Representative Charlie Rangel defended advocating for gun control despite being surrounded and protected by guns, saying the difference was that members of congress ‘need’ and ‘deserve’ to be protected.
“The Daily Caller’s Kerry Pickett challenged Rangel on the state of concealed-carry permitting in New York City, where celebrities and the politically connected often received permits but everyday New Yorkers don’t. ‘Why should say, the uber-wealthy who have protection have that protection, but individuals who are law-abaiding citizens in your district should not?‘ she asked.
“‘Well law-abiding citizens just shouldn’t have to carry a gun,’ Rangel responded. ‘You know that, so you’re not going to push me in that direction.‘
“‘But you’re protected by guns all over the place here in the Capitol,’ she pointed out.
“Rangel laughed at that. ‘Well that’s a little different,‘ he chuckled. ‘I think we deserve — I think we need to be protected down here.'”
As George Orwell wrote in his novel Animal Farm, some animals are more equal than others. In this case, Charlie Rangel believes that some Americans are more deserving of their 2nd Amendment rights than others.
Does this quote and attitude from Charlie Rangel surprise you, or is this par for the course from a long-time liberal Congressman?
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