Charley Rangel, who was part of the democratic self pity party held literally on the floor of the House of Representatives, demanding gun confiscation from law abiding citizens across the country, insists that he and other members of Congress deserve armed guards. Of course this is the same Charley Rangel who believes the rich doesn’t pay enough in taxes, even as he cheated on his own taxes, so this comes as no surprise.
In Rangel’s district in New York City, it has been revealed that people trying to get concealed carry permits, have to pay bribes in many cases in order to get one of those very very rare permits. In speaking to the Daily Caller, Rangel said that he doesn’t know anything about the bribery (But he is probably pissed that he isn’t getting a cut of the action) but that he was glad that very few people have concealed permits. While permits may be rare in New York, guns are not. In New York, like in many other liberal states with high rates of gun violence, the law insists you need the gun for protection. The problem is the majority of people can’t prove they need a gun until they’ve already been murdered.
Four NYPD officials have been arrested after it was discovered that they were accepting bribes in return for police escorts, privileged access and gun licenses.
“We don’t need that many guns. I didn’t know that briberies (sic) were involved in getting a gun, and that is wrong, but overall, if it is difficult to get a concealed weapon permit, I’m glad to hear that.”
But when it comes to his own safety, it’s a whole new ball game.
The 37,000 issued licensees include prominent business leaders, elected officials, journalists, judges and attorneys.
What about Rangel’s own constituents in his Harlem district? Should law-abiding residents who live there have concealed carry permits too?
“I wouldn’t want them to have it. I know what you’re trying to say. Corruption is corruption, and it’s bad,” Rangel said.
“Law-abiding citizens just shouldn’t have to carry a gun. You’re not gonna push me in that direction,” he said, standing just five feet from a Capitol Police officer, who stood at his post by the House Speaker’s Lobby.
TheDC noted to Rangel he and other members of Congress are protected by armed members of the U.S. Capitol Police.
“Well that’s a little different. I think we deserve–I think we need to be protected down here.” Rangel laughingly insisted.
Of course it’s different.