The last few years have not been kind to pro-gun Democrats. In fact, you kinda wonder why a gun owner would belong to a political group whose party platform declares that the “right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation” and calls for “reinstating the assault weapons ban.” And if that wasn’t enough to keep any liberty-loving gun-owning American for voting for the party of Andrew Jackson – and it really should be – the post-Newtown background check bill submitted by the formerly NRA A-rated Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin should do the trick. Then again, where there’s life there’s hope . . .
A New Hampshire Democrat lawmaker is speaking out against a bill [Senate Bill 203] that restricts what people can buy with government entitlement funds, saying booze, tobacco, lottery tickets and even guns should be permitted.
The position Timothy Horrigan, (D-Durham), took this week on the Statehouse floor in Concord, stating that barring purchases of firearms with Electronic Benefits Transfer cards, violates the Second Amendment, put him at odds with some gun control groups and in the same camp as some pro-gun groups that often disagree with him.
“It’s not up to me to make that choice for people,” Horrigan told FoxNews.com. “I’m not saying that they should be allowed to use their benefits to buy up an arsenal, but they have a right to purchase guns for hunting or self-defense. If you or I have those rights, then they should as well. It’s not my place to tell them what to do.”
Somebody write down those words for Mr. Horrigan, his fellow Democrats and every politician of every political stripe throughout these United States: “It’s not my place to tell [people] what to do.”
Not so awesome: this is the same Timothy Horrigan who resigned from office in 2010 after death-wishing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Still, it’s nice to see a Democrat wanting to help people tool-up, even if it is on the taxpayer’s dime.