As the Brothers Gibb wondered, what’s the best way to mend a broken heart? According to the anti-gun chicks at jezebel.com, Donald Trump, Jr., whose wife recently filed for divorce, is dealing with the heartbreak by applying for a concealed carry permit. In Pennsylvania.
Their theory is that he chose to apply for a Pennsy permit rather than one in his home state of New York in order to avoid providing a tax return. Like so much of what the anti-gun media writes about guns, that appears to be a load of Hoggwash. The state of New York’s web site mentions nothing about the need to provide a tax return.
Naturally, Jezebel couldn’t pass up a chance to take a few shots at the famously firearm-friendly Donny Jr., just because guns.
Did you know Don Jr. loves guns? He loves guns so much that he told his father, the president of the United States, to stay emphatically pro-gun, even as they watched footage of Parkland students practically beg for change. He loves guns so much that, in 2016, he strapped on a blazer and these comedian jeans and filmed an 8-minute long ad for SilencerCo. He loves guns so much that he and his brother, Eric, own a 171-acre shooting range in upstate New York, so that they might shoot their big guns and disturb their neighbors. He loves guns so much that, early Tuesday, he retweeted this drivel below for all the world to see.
Why aren’t we hearing more from Maryland kids at Great Mills High School? Why aren’t we hearing more from the armed school resource officer who saved people there? It’s always the same 2 extremist pro-gun control Parkland students in headlines. 🧐
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) March 27, 2018
But this bit of conspicuous gun bashing gets even better. Jezebel based their snarky piece on a report from the New York Post which, true to its Big Apple roots, never misses a chance to gig a gun owner. Only one problem. Donny Jr. didn’t, in fact, avoid getting a New York carry permit. In fact, he’s had one for years.
Page Six, the New York Post’s gossip column, botched a concealed carry hit piece on Donald Trump, Jr., on Monday, alleging that he has avoided applying for a New York concealed carry permit because it might require the disclosure of his tax returns. There’s just one problem: he’s had a valid gun permit in New York for over a decade. And we know that because the news pages of the New York Post first reported it in 2007.
Apparently New York Post writers don’t enjoy sharing their own news articles with each other, because the existence of Trump’s New York gun permit has been repeatedly reported by … the New York Post. Not once. Not twice. Not thrice. No, the New York Post has reported on Trump’s New York gun permits at least four separate times.
We really hate to see dead tree publications embarrassed in this fashion, especially where guns are concerned. Don’t you?
As for why Don Jr. might want a Pennsylvania permit . . .
A quick glimpse at a map showing the concealed carry reciprocity status in each state makes clear why a permit holder in New York might also want a permit in Pennsylvania: New York’s southern neighbor does not recognize the Empire State’s concealed carry permits. The result is that a New Yorker who spends any time in Pennsylvania, whether it’s for hunting, work, or leisure, would be required to obtain a Pennsylvania carry permit in order to legally carry in the state.
Anyway, here’s hoping Donald Jr. is able to quickly get past the heartache that inevitably results from the end of a marriage. Releasing endorphins is a great way to fight off depression and there’s almost no malady that a little ballistic therapy won’t help alleviate. So maybe a little trigger time on that upstate range should be high on his list. There are plenty of fish in the sea, as they say, and we hope he finds one who shares his love for all things gun-related.