A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Pipe Down!

As most gun owners know, residents of Washington, D.C., have been barred from owning a firearm in their home for thirty years. You may have heard about recent efforts to overturn that ban, including a potential hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court. But I'll bet you haven't heard about the public hearing on the issue, where a congressional delegate lectured a pro-gun audience to "pipe down!"

The anti-gun media in our nation's capital city didn't want to tell the whole story, but I will. Because, when it comes to freedom, Americans should never pipe down!

Washington, D.C.'s congressional delegate, Eleanor Norton, has been a longtime gun-control supporter. Frankly, she hasn't met a gun ban she didn't like.

So Norton attended a hearing on the D.C. gun ban intent on lecturing the crowd about the need to keep the gun ban in place. She was more than surprised to find that her district is full of NRA members and citizens who want their Second Amendment rights restored.

She was surprised and flabbergasted.

She said, "Wherever a resident may stand on guns … and there are a few residents in the District of Columbia who would see our gun laws repealed and make common cause with the NRA," Norton began. At her mention of the NRA, the crowd erupted in applause, much to Norton's shock and horror.

She continued, stunned, "... I've been in Congress 15 years, and most of you look real strange to me … I don't know where you came from. All right. PIPE DOWN!"

It reminds me of Jack Nicholson in the movie, A Few Good Men. Delegate Norton JUST CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

And the truth is, the result of D.C.'s gun ban is a violent crime-infested city.

And the truth is, NRA members and law-abiding citizens live everywhere, including in Washington, D.C. And they, like all Americans, value all of their rights... including the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

And we absolutely will not-ever-pipe down.


Hat tip to Uncle


Blogger Cliff_1911A1 said...

Washington D.C.'s Congressional delegate, Eleanor Norton, should listen to her constituents and not her own personal feelings. Perhaps she has forgotten that she represents the people in her district... and they were obviously telling her what they want.

Of course it won't help those people that the Rev. Jessie Jackson has been pounding the gun control pulpit as of recent. It's the same old worn out rhetoric about how guns cause crime, but he's guaranteed an audience as similar thinking solons like Ms. Norton will embrace his rancorous fervor as enlightened leadership.

8:23 AM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

Hear! Hear!

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the result of D.C.'s gun ban is a violent crime-infested city"

It is a violent crime-infested city, and Vermont--where the gun laws (or lack thereof) are the best in the nation-- is a very safe State. But DC would and will still be what it is without a gun ban. And Vermont would still be a safe State with a total gun ban. Look at New-Orleans. Do they have better gun laws than DC? Do they have less crime?

There is a big elephant in the middle of the room, and everyone affects to ignore it. But the elephant is there...

2:36 PM  
Anonymous 308Mike said...

Kinda' makes you want to join the NRA, doesn't it? :-)

7:48 PM  
Blogger scalpel said...

Are the citizens of Washington DC really not allowed to enjoy the same Constitutional rights as the rest of us? I had no idea. That concept seems foreign to me.

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please consider posting the names of the perps under the pics you post. Or tell us who is the defender and who is the perp.

1:28 AM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Anon, If you mouse over the pics of the prps oe defenders, you will find names.

5:08 AM  
Anonymous SplashDaddy said...

Eleanor Holmes Norton has been one of DC's fascist plantation overseers for quite some time now. A do-nothing windbag - just like Jesse Jackson.

10:30 AM  

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