Congressman Charles Rangel, a Democrat from New York revealed the worst kind of hypocrisy earlier this week when he was being questioned by a reporter from the Daily Caller about guns and concealed carry permits.
Rangel confessed that dislikes weapons in the hands of law-abiding citizens, especially ones who would seek to carry a concealed weapon. “I wouldn’t want them to have it,” Rangel said. “Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t have to carry a gun.”
Rangel’s stance is the typical liberal position on guns and is not shocking in itself. However, the interviewer pointed out that the Capitol Building police officers and guards are all heavily armed. “Well that’s a little different,” Rangel laughed. “I think we deserve, I think we need to be protected down here.”
So the official position of this representative of the Democratic party is that law-abiding citizens should not be allowed to protect themselves because he doesn’t trust them with a gun, but on the other hand feels entitled to protection by men with guns.
This is the dangerous hypocrisy that American citizens are facing on a regular basis. The 2nd amendment is one of the most important amendments in the entire constitution and the only one with a specific instruction attached that says “shall not be infringed.”