Incendiary Image of the Day: White House Gun-Free Zone Edition

Gun control advocates holding elective office have only two reasons why it’s OK for them and their families to employ armed guards while, at the same time, denying law-abiding citizens their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms: 1) The pols and their peeps face a greater threat level than the average citizen and 2) Armed guards are more responsible with guns than average citizens. Neither of these “arguments” is particularly compelling. The first is anti-egalitarian and the second is irrelevant. In the midst of this national “conversation on guns,” a reporter should confront President Obama and/or Vice President Biden about this self-defense double-standard, and then closely question their reply. Just sayin’ . . .

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29 Responses to Incendiary Image of the Day: White House Gun-Free Zone Edition

  1. avatarLance says:

    I agree and armed security guards go threw alot more training than most people and even cops do. Most security guards can out-shoot the idiots who are Portland cops! Ive seen both there qualification targets Portland cops suck!!! SO good point RF.

    • avatarPantera Vazquez says:

      I am a licensed armed security officer in Florida. I HAVE to requalify every year per state regulations, otherwise I would not be able to keep my certification. I can only speak for myself, yet I try to continue training as far as my finances will allow.

    • avatarCA_Chris says:

      We can’t have armed security guards at the White House! There are children who take tours there, and what if there were a shootout?

      /sarcasm

  2. What a great opportunity. Lead by example.

  3. avatarSanchanim says:

    Hey RF that pic looks legit! lol
    To that end there is a huge double standard.

  4. avatarO.E says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzgQXRdXr2Q

    We all know what happens when the hypocrisy is exposed.

  5. avatarRandy Drescher says:

    Not only a double standard but racially motivated. Imagine if the blacks were protecting themselves with AR’s against whites that were told its ok to riot when you don’t get what you want, would the prez be pushing for these bans. In all fairness though maybe O could set up a program where no limit gangbangers can pick up their free AR with their cell phone. Just so a white guy protecting his family doesn’t have an “unfair” advantage. Randy

    • avatarO.E says:

      The original act of biological weapon trafficking has always been the underlying problem unresolved, the relevant parties know what this flight from justice has done, continues to do and they frankly do not care.

  6. avatarDavid says:

    You ever notice how the people who want you to put your weapons down have the most and the best to be had?

    BTW if the mayor of Newark can go on food stamps for a week then can the O-daughters go to a DC/MD public school for a week? Just sayin.

  7. avatartjlarson2k says:

    Here’s another nice logic bomb for the gun-grabbers:

    If we’re on board with blaming the tools criminals use for the crimes they commit, then by that logic, every person in jail is innocent of their crimes because the tool is to blame.

    In fact, why do we even have people in jail? The entire Justice System is based on putting evil people behind bars and away from society. Apparently, we’ve been wasting the tax payers’ money. We should’ve been going after the tools they used….

    Hmmmm.

    • avatarO.E says:

      The tool used only modifies the duration/cost a convict is expected to pay with currency that is not going to be returned to him/her.

      FWIW Some tools make a criminal act much quicker to perform & with a higher frequency of desired results.

      • avatar16V says:

        Said misuse in no way obviates the legitimate use of said tool by the majority of users.

        Case in point, alcohol especially when mixed with cars. Or firearms.

        • avatarO.E says:

          The majority of gun owners have gone the legitimate route to acquisition however the majority of gun owners do not use the tool as it was designed, though they may carry it and intend, when pressed to deploy it true to its function.

        • avatarCarlosT says:

          I don’t know about you, but I use all my guns as designed. Ammo goes in where it should, I keep my finger off the trigger until I’m on target and sure of it and what’s behind it, then I do my best to press the trigger while keeping the sights aligned properly, controlling my breathing, and not getting tense.

          What are you doing with your guns?

  8. avatarLTC F says:

    Gun Control is not about guns, it’s about control. Liberals and fascists love control. How big of a soda you can buy, what your kids school can serve for lunch, a black box in your car, how many miles to the gallon your car must get. Every day we get a little less free.

  9. avatarjwm says:

    Double standards. Do we expect any different?

  10. avatarGregolas says:

    RF,a perfect example of perfect hypocrisy. Well done!

  11. avatarRopingdown says:

    Security for elected officials is a bit of a paradox. They weren’t dragged into the limelight, but sought it. A large number of them were lawyers but not thriving as such, and ran for a city council or representative seat. They are sure they have a lot to ‘contribute,’ which means a big ego. As in college correspondence Hillary once said “I’m not sure I know what should be done, but I like telling people what should be done.” Politicians move with a dangerous group of friends. An example might be Diane Feinstein in a small coalition with Dan White, who then kills Moscone and Milk. They feel threats from all sides. Yet, they cannot understand that millions of lower-income people have to walk past gang members as they go to work in the morning. Who is actually more likely to be beaten or shot? I’d say the poor sap walking unarmed past the gang every weekday morning in Chicago or Philadelphia. “But these are just little people. If they are lost it wouldn’t affect my program to bring green energy to the nation!” You get the idea….

  12. avatarNelson says:

    LOL

    There’s already a Petition up at WH… just to make a point.

    http://tinyurl.com/bms395l

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/we-demand-obama-issue-executive-order-making-white-house-federal-buildings-and-events-gun-free-zones/JlLk2nfs

    and…

    RED ALERT!

    Proof that Di FeinSKUNK has always wanted to ban ALL guns, PERIOD.

    CBS 60min. 1995:

    http://tinyurl.com/av9kj73

  13. avatarJohn Fritz says:

    I copied and pasted this story’s pic/text on an email and sent it to a bunch of friends. And let me tell you, they were not amused. At all.

    Unbelievable. Or not, unfortunately.

  14. avatarapollo13 says:

    Absolutely… Every gun control advocate should have a ‘Gun Free Zone’ sign in their front yard.
    And their security guards should give up their weapons immediately… For guns are VERY DANGEROUS.
    We must pass a bill requiring all Secret Service to give up their weapons immediately, for the president is in the middle of a DANGER ZONE AT ALL TIMES. WE CAN’T HAVE THAT!

    If they disagree they should shut their mouths

  15. avatarAharon says:

    Where is the proof that the pols and their peeps face a greater threat level? It seems to me that ordinary average citizens are the targets and victims of criminal violence at a far greater rate in total and in percentage of population than there have been attempts and successes on the elites.

  16. avatarDerryM says:

    Whoever the gun prohibitionist(s) is/are who thought this “White House should be a ‘gun free’ zone” idea up should be arrested by the Secret Service and FBI and jailed for the safety of POTUS and the First Family! Isn’t it some form of Treason to threaten the POTUS, even indirectly, by proposing to place him into undefended jeopardy like this? Wouldn’t such a proposal be just the thing some deviant plotting to assassinate him would suggest as a preliminary step in their plot? Just sayin’…

    Okay…seriously…any African American or Hispanic American living in the City of Chicago is definitely at far greater risk of being shot than the POTUS any day you care to choose, but the doctrines of “shared prosperity”, “shared medicine” and “shared whatever-else-is-to-come” does not include “shared risk of bodily injury and death at the hands of criminals and sociopaths” never has and never will.

  17. avatarGw says:

    To the distinguished representative’s statement,
    as noted from antiquity ( paraphrased):
    ‘ the truth of ones conviction to their belief in the necessity of any given law is measurable in their willingness to themselves act to enforce it.’
    anonymous

  18. avatarCameron S. says:

    I would love for Obama to simply admit that he’s “more important” than the lowlings he reigns over – which is why his 100 person dedicated protection team can have disguised submachineguns, armed cars, snipers on rooftops, multiple military helicopters and fighter jets…

    And he doesn’t want me to have more than 10 rounds on tap to defend myself and my family if something goes bump in the night.

  19. avatarcliff says:

    “1) The pols and their peeps face a greater threat level than the average citizen”

    “1) The pols and their peeps are more important than the average citizen” There, fixed.

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