It’s one of the most cringeworthy phrases in the vocabulary of gun control advocates, and it’s even worse when it comes out of the mouth of law enforcement.
In this case, it’s Joseph Chacon, the interim police chief in Austin, Texas who says he supports the Second Amendment, but…
He, along with other Texas police chiefs, spoke Thursday in opposition of a bill currently moving through the Texas Legislature that would allow Texans to carry a gun without a permit.
“I want to be clear, this is not about the Second Amendment,” Chacon said. “It’s not about peoples’ right to lawfully carry a firearm — I’m very much in support of all those things. Carrying a powerful weapon is also a responsibility.”
Are you kidding me? Constitutional Carry is very much about the Second Amendment and people’s right to lawfully carry a firearm. Under the terms of the legislation, anyone who can legally own a gun could also legally carry it. It’s dishonest for Chacon to pretend this bill has nothing to do with the Second Amendment, just as its ridiculous for him to declare that he supports the right to keep and bear arms, but he wants the power to arrest people for carrying a concealed firearm without a license, even though the open carrying of a firearm without a license is legal under Texas law.
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
Over the last several months, I’ve lost count of how many times the powers-that-be have tried to shut us down. They’ve sent hackers at us, forcing us to take extreme measures on web security. They sent attorneys after us, but thankfully we’re not easily intimidated by baseless accusations or threats. They’ve even gone so far as to make physical threats. Those can actually be a bit worrisome but Remington has me covered.
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