Skip to comments.Senator Jay Rockefeller had or has a Colt AR-15. In 1994 he had one in DC.
Posted on 12/18/2012 10:55:55 AM PST by John S Mosby
HYPOCRISY - Many may have forgotten that in 1994 Senator Rockefeller was caught in a slight scuffle with DC police over gun control laws. The following account appears on the Future of Freedom Foundation web site.
"Yet, as with most holy wars, some of the warriors are not without the taint of hypocrisy. Senator John Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, was a fervent supporter of the crime bill and the assault-weapons ban. A few days after the bill passed the Senate, the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail reported from Washington:
"If burglars are casing big houses around here, they may want to give wide berth to the Rockefeller mansion. The occupant is packing heat and knows how to use it. Senator Jay Rockefeller disclosed that for the past 25 years, he has been the proud owner of a Colt AR-15, a so-called assault weapon used in Vietnam. Rockefeller keeps the rifle in his Washington home.
"This was news to the Washington police, which ban the ownership of AR-15s in the District of Columbia. After Rockefeller was told that having such a gun in the District was a crime, he 'remembered' that he actually kept the gun stored in northern Virginia. Rockefeller also claimed that he was unaware that the District of Columbia banned such guns. Rockefeller has private security guards around his lavish Washington home, and the Senate office buildings where he works are heavily guarded by well-fed Capitol policemen. Yet he still feels entitled to own a gun that he wanted to severely restrict other Americans from being able to purchase."
(Excerpt) Read more at calguns.net ...
Jay Rockefeller-- liar, hypocrite, and owner of majority of all mineral rights under WV. Who also, during a prior "financial crisis" insisted on getting money for a federally paid for private airstrip (and air traffic controller) for his PRIVATE hunting preserve in WV.
WV Freepers-- please, GO AFTER both Manchin and this Progressive liberal a**. WHERE was he, during the Sago mine disaster (a mine, among many for which he gets royalties).
AND-- there is a color photo of Rockefeller with his AR-15 Colt. Anyone have a copy?
Protection for me, but not for thee...
probably used the evil ‘gun show loophole’.
Besides being completely two faced it doesn’t matter to a Senior Democrat Senator. I’m sure when the “Civil Unrest” begins the “Elites” will be choppered to well guared military bases. The rest of us will be left to the barbarians.
Only criminals should have guns. /s
***in 1994 Senator Rockefeller was caught in a slight scuffle with DC police over gun control laws.***
I remember when the late and unlamented Ted Kennedy bodyguard was arrested for having a FULL AUTO UZI to protect Teddy.