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MILLER: Armed against tragedy(D.C.)
The Washington Times ^ | 17 August, 2012 | Emily Miller

Posted on 08/17/2012 7:38:04 PM PDT by marktwain

Liberals are anxious to talk about workplace or school shootings when it suits their political agenda. That’s why the usual suspects are observing a vow of silence regarding Wednesday’s armed attack on the Family Research Council (FRC). This incident puts the debate over the right to bear arms in the District of Columbia into the spotlight.

The nation’s capital maintains an all-out ban on open or concealed carry of any firearm, as it refuses to recognize the Second Amendment right to bear arms outside the home. The deranged shooter at FRC knew he was entering a gun-free zone. The security guard there, Leonardo Johnson, didn’t have the “special police” commission authorizing him to use a gun on the job. As a result, he was shot in the arm as he successfully thwarted what could have been a deadly assault on the pro-family group.

Dick Heller, the District’s most famous security guard, said he thinks Washington’s gun laws made the FRC incident especially dangerous. “Any security guard anywhere else in the country — where we have 49 states that have concealed carry — that security guard could have been carrying,” Mr. Heller told The Washington Times. “If this shooter would have pulled what he did in Maryland, they would have taken him out in a body bag.”

Mr. Heller does have the certification allowing him to carry a firearm lawfully while on the job protecting a downtown office building, but that wasn’t enough. A decade ago, he launched his fight for the right to keep a gun at home, taking his case all the way to the Supreme Court.

In 2008, Mr. Heller won, ending the 30-year handgun ban in the nation’s capital. While the Heller decision forced Washington to recognize the constitutional right to keep arms,

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; constitution; dc
D.C, another, gun free zone.
1 posted on 08/17/2012 7:38:16 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain; carriage_hill

D.C. - A target-rich environment.

2 posted on 08/17/2012 7:52:15 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: marktwain; damonw; LucyT; All

” - - - when it suits their political agenda.”

Obviously, the Liberal Agenda Media (LAM) does not include the defense of a FAMILY VALUES organization, such as the docile Family Research Council.

BTW, considering the high priority that the LAM gives Women’s topics on their agenda, it is curious that the LAM has not realized that any Research on Families will reveal that Women are ESSENTIAL to Families.

Is the LAM then apathetic towards Women who have Families, and thus apathetic toward FAMILY VALUES?

BTW, BTW, when was the last time that YOU saw the phrase “Family Values” in a daily newspaper?

3 posted on 08/17/2012 9:43:59 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: lightman

Where’s the “football”; I volunteer!

4 posted on 08/18/2012 4:22:39 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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