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a resident may stand on guns … and there are a few residents in the District of Columbia who would see our gun laws repealed and make common cause with the NRA," Norton began.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