Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) joined Conservative sweetheart Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in his congressional office for a photo with his AR-15 that is decorated in an American flag pattern.
I have nothing against Trey Gowdy, and I have nothing against AR-15’s, I’m a huge fan of both. What bothers me about this story is that Gowdy is supposed to be a man of the law, and a man of the people.
Gowdy is the chairman of a special House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Robert Marus, a spokesman for the D.C. attorney general said that after receiving a wave of complaints from (Liberals one would guess?) that they referred the issue to the Metropolitan Police of D.C. who said – They don’t care because congress made a law which exempts them from local gun restrictions.
Note From Mr. Conservative: What’s ridiculous about the whole thing? Gowdy isn’t facing criminal charges, but Liberals think that he should be, and it’s mainly because they’ve been trained to “fear” guns that look like the Bushmaster AR-15 — the gun that Adam Lanza DIDN’T (read: did NOT) use to kill the children at Sandy Hook, it’s the gun he left in his trunk or didn’t shoot at all, the details -still- remain unclear, but what is clear is that he killed those children with two pistols he had, and because he -owned- an AR-15, now it’s the big scary gun that Conservatives can’t own. But, in D.C. you can’t possess ANY gun or else it’s a felony.
I would be okay with this if representatives from congress had to fear for their lives, walking the streets of D.C. as if it was some mid-western town and they had to fend for themselves, but they don’t. They all have security, and none of them have need to put themselves ABOVE the people.
Gowdy, a man who has proven himself to be a great civil servant in the way that he is relentlessly pursuing Clinton and the issues surrounding Benghazi doesn’t strike me as the kind of politician who should take advantage of laws that put him above other people.
D.C. is not a safe city to live in (primarily due to specific neighborhoods), but, despite that these types of guns have been banned from the area, and despite that these politicians are saying “We’re better than you, we can carry our guns anywhere!”
I’m still A Gowdy fan, and I’m still an AR-15 fan, but — when Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh made a video of himself holding a shotgun in D.C. to protest the fact that he couldn’t carry a gun within the city limits, his house was raided with SWAT, MRAPS, and a helicopter.
So, a gun activist who may have voted for a true Conservative like Gowdy, got the full government treatment.
Where do I stand on the issue? I’m not sure where to stand on the issue… Because, I’m not an advocate of guns being banned from D.C. – I’m not a fan of the fact that congress exempted themselves from a gun law in a town where they least need guns – and I’m least impressed with one of my favorite politicians carrying my favorite gun seemingly without pause to consider any of the above? – Mr. Conservative [email protected]
P.S. To Gowdy : Read further into the story and he got “special” permission to bring the AR-15 from Colorado to D.C. – he calls it “a beautiful, patriotic paperweight” because the firing tube is removed… For peasant gun owners (voters) your gun isn’t a “paperweight” unless you don’t have a lower receiver. The lower receiver is what makes the gun a formally registered firearm in the eyes of the law, not the firing tube, which you can buy without a waiting period regardless of what state you are in, or, even if you have a criminal record.