Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Exploiting the recent Tucson shooting

New York Representative Peter King, chairman of House Homeland Security Committee, says he will introduce a bill to ban carrying a gun within 1,000 feet of a member of Congress or a federal judge. The measure will also apply to carrying weapons near the president or vice president. New York Representative Carolyn McCarthy, and New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg reportedly are also considering new unacceptable and unconstitutional gun-control legislation. These congressmen callously exploit last week's Tucson shooting to defeat the US Constitution and the rights it protects.

I am outraged that a member of Congress who has sworn faithfulness to the US Constitution would deny a constitutionally-enumerated right within invisible, mobile boundaries drawn around over four thousand individuals scattered in indeterminate spots across the nation! Yet, that is what King wants to do!

In response to his brazen willingness to violate the US Constitution, I demand that Representative King be immediately and permanently removed from any and all chairmanships in Congress and that proceedings begin to permanently remove him from Congress.

I also demand that every congressman live up to his Oath of Office to " and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same...."

Although last weekend's shooting in Tucson was the act of a lunatic, some radicals, including King and McCarthy, are taking advantage of the tragedy to call for limitations on speech they don't like and guns in the hands responsible people they don't like. America, welcome to Stalin's Russia!

Congress, the Judiciary, and the Administration must not exploit the Giffords tragedy for any political purpose to to increase the government control over the people.

Congress and the acting president must reject any effort to exploit last week's shooting to restrict our God-given, constitutionally-protected human rights in any way.

No comments:

Post a Comment