Skip to comments.How's This for Irony? Eleanor Roosevelt Had a Concealed Carry Permit
Posted on 10/24/2013 8:22:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his activist wife, Eleanor, have long been the historic icons of liberal and progressive causes to their admirers on the left. As part of that legacy, FDR was one of the pioneers of gun control with the Gun Control Act of 1934, which originally included a tax on all firearms and the establishment of a national registry. A wiser Congress forced him to scale it back to controlling automatic weapon and sawed-off shotguns.
So it comes somewhat as a surprise to learn that his wife Eleanor, one of the most famous of female progressive activists, had a concealed carry permit for the State of New York. She is even quoted as saying she knew how to shoot a gun and was perfectly prepared to use it.
Her concealed carry permit shows that she was granted it at the age of 72, which is strange, since Democratic congressmen are constantly saying senior citizens are incapable of defending themselves with a firearm and are probably a greater danger to themselves if they are armed.
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She was a HE? Did her cousin/husband know???
Rules for thee and not for me.
I don’t think the law speaks to sawed off shotguns, just a longer shotgun min barrel length compared to rifles.
One of those “Rights are for me and not for thee” kind of things. All the while talking about the poor Proletariat.
The Roosevelts were exceedingly rich and privileged, although FDR was refused admittance to the Porcellian Club at Harvard because they thought he wasn’t quite the thing, like Teddy.
Why not? She was a self righteous Manhattan liberal.
Evil saying that it will settle for half evil.
We need to learn to stop doing that.
Now I’m not talking about people here, because at best we are saved sinners. Sometimes the best choice is a person with a visibly checkered past. God can use such persons in a wonderful way in spite of their past.
But when it comes to LAW... we should stop making room for half evil. Because those halves add up.
Exactly. The left has no problem w/ guns as such. Their problem is you can own the w/o their permission.
“MRS. ROOSEVELT CARRIES PISTOL
NEW YORK, March 7
(IP)Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt carries a long barreled pistol on her frequent motor trips about the country, friends said tonight, as a concession to the secret service and not because she fears for her own safety. “If you want to get her down on you “for good,” one of them confided, “just hint that she is afraid to travel alone.”
The President’s wife disclosed in New Orleans yesterday that she carries a pistol in her automobile and “can use it.” She added that she had the “same training with a pistol that the New York National Guard has.”-—
Mon. March 9, 1937 “Plattsburgh Daily Press”
They had concealed carry permits back then?
RE: They had concealed carry permits back then?
Laws banning the carrying of concealed weapons were passed in Kentucky and Louisiana in 1813, and other states soon followed: Indiana (1820), Tennessee and Virginia (1838), Alabama (1839), and Ohio (1859). Similar laws were passed in Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma.
SOURCE: Adam Winkler, Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, 2012, cited in “Battleground America: One nation, under the gun”, The New Yorker, Jill Lepore, April 23, 2012
Had it come to light that first ladies Hillary or Michelle were packing, bets are “I don’t need no steenkin’ permit, serf” would have been the reply to any question.
Interesting! The gun grabbers have been at it for a long time.
No it doesn't. Socialist DemoRats are the most evil, cowardly and vicious animals on the face of the planet.
Or under rocks.
And a lesbian hag. (But I don’t mean that in a bad way.)