New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel says regular law-abiding citizens shouldn’t need to carry a gun… But Democrat lawmakers deserve gun protection.
The Daily Caller reported:
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Should law-abiding residents who live there have concealed carry permits too?
“I wouldn’t want them to have it. I know what you’re trying to say. Corruption is corruption, and it’s bad,” Rangel said.
“Law-abiding citizens just shouldn’t have to carry a gun. You’re not gonna push me in that direction,” he said, standing just five feet from a Capitol Police officer, who stood at his post by the House Speaker’s Lobby.
TheDC noted to Rangel he and other members of Congress are protected by armed members of the U.S. Capitol Police.
“Well that’s a little different. I think we deserve–I think we need to be protected down here.” Rangel laughingly insisted.
Here’s the audio:
Charles Rangel No Guns For My Law Abiding Constituents but says he deserve to be protected by them.https://t.co/343C7Mszvb
— Lisa H. (@mymac24) June 23, 2016