Washington City Councilman Objects To Veteran With Concealed Weapon, Tries To Vote Away His Right To Self-Defense
Anybody on YOUR city council this crazy? You might be surprised.
A disabled 5-year veteran of the war in Afghanistan attended a Oak Harbor city council meeting in the state of Washington, and spoke for two minutes about why the 2nd Amendment was important and a right that should be protected. At one point he mentioned that he was a concealed carry permit holder and carried a weapon at all times to protect both himself and those around him.
When his remarks were finished, a city councilman immediately demanded to know whether the veteran was armed at this moment. The city attorney informed him that he couldn’t force the veteran to answer such a question, but the veteran obliged and respectfully responded that he was currently armed in accordance with the law, that he hoped everyone would be comfortable with that, and added that he would gladly give his life to defend any of them.
Instead of honoring this law-abiding hero, the city councilman immediately introduced a motion to require that all citizens either check their weapons at the door or leave the premises. The motion was denied, and the councilman walked out.
The mayor was much more reasonable, apologizing to the veteran and reminding the audience – half of whom had left – that all city council members had sworn and oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, as well as the state constitution and the city charter.
Even if the motion had passed, constitutional rights are NOT subject to a vote. No voter or politician has a legitimate power to deny you your rights. But as this incident clearly illustrates, we must ever be vigilant, because liberals will not hesitate to strip even a wounded veteran of his unalienable rights if they think they can get away with it.
Here is the video of the incident (councilman’s tantrum begins at the 2:08 mark):
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Here’s a clue for the councilman: guns are TOOLS that require a human being to fire them. It’s not the gun you should be worried about – it’s the person who is in possession of it. If you are so distrustful of your constituents – even law-abiding, wounded veterans – that you actually believe that they pose a threat to you simply because they choose to carry the means to defend themselves, you have NO BUSINESS in any public servant’s office!