Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sometimes the Left Overreacts...

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Police in Washington, D.C., have been referred materials for a possible investigation into two Republican congressmen who posed for a picture with an assault rifle in a House office building.

Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) last week tweeted a picture of himself and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the leader of the House's Benghazi investigation, holding an AR-15.

Having the AR-15 in the District could be a violation of the city’s strict gun laws, and the city attorney general’s office has referred the matter to police, a spokesman told The Hill.

"The matter has been referred to the Metropolitan Police Department for further investigation,” he said.

Buck said in the tweet the assault rifle is his and the picture was taken after Gowdy “stopped by.”

Buck told The Hill the rifle is “inoperable” and that he received approval from U.S. Capitol Police to bring it to his office, where it is on display in a locked case.

“I have a very patriotic AR-15 hanging in my office. It hangs directly above my Second Amendment flag,” Buck said.

“While safety protocols call for all guns to be treated as if they are loaded, this one isn't. Further, a close inspection of the only public photo of the rifle will show that the bolt carrier assembly is not in the rifle; it is in fact in Colorado.” It is a beautiful, patriotic paper weight,” he added. {emphasis mine}

If the above is true there should be no problem. Further; the "hair trigger" left really ought to chill. I mean aren't there legitimate concerns you could/should be targeting for redress?

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Even though the 2nd Amendment flag in the congressional office reminds me of an SS shoulder patch , I promise not to over react.

  2. But, but … is this really an example of a leftist overreaction? Let me parse certain details from the cited report.

    If Ken Buck received approval from the Capital police to bring an AR-15 to his office, then I ask: Was the approval granted verbally or in writing? If approval was granted in writing, why wasn’t it presented? If presented, case closed. If not, then perhaps their motive was to grandstand, to taunt the Capital police, and to create controversy.

    What is the political affiliation of the city’s district attorney? Left, right, or ambidextrous? Do we really know from the information cited in this report?

    What is the political affiliation of the city’s law enforcement officials? Left, right, or ambidextrous? Again, do we really know from the information cited in this report?

    Generally, the DA and law enforcement officials are sworn to uphold the laws of their municipality. Does upholding the law make them partisan? When a legislator defies a law on the books, isn’t it hypocritical when lawmakers themselves violate the law?

    When one personifies an inanimate object as “patriotic” - thereby attributing human-like characteristics to a subjective reality – then one may rightfully conclude that there is hidden purpose or agenda behind the taunt, one that says “I dare you!” True or false – why should we accept the word of any politician these days? And why is this incident examined under a partisan lens?


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