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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

More hypocrisy from the anti-gun camp--surprise, surprise

Frank Melton, Mayor of Jackson Mississippi, is what the anti-gun zealots might refer to as a "gun criminal," after his recent convictions for three gun offenses. My favorite anti-gun moonbats, the Gun Guys, mentioned this recently, as well.

What they don't mention is that Mayor Melton is also a hard core civilian disarmament extremist (who just happens to consider himself above lowly civilians), one of the very first mayors to sign on to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's war on the Bill of Rights. He has even explored the idea of abusing his power to the extent of shutting down gun shops and gun shows within the city limits. Until his little . . . indiscretions with guns came to light, he sounds as if he was just the kind of guy the anti-gun bigots tend to worship. I wonder if Bloomberg has decided to kick Melton off his list of anti-gun jihadist mayors yet.

Of course, the civilian disarmament crusade and hypocrisy have never been strangers. Remember the story of Annette "Flirty" Stevens, president of the Illinois chapter of the Million Mom March (they apparently use some pretty creative counting to get to a million, by the way), arrested for possession of a gun with the serial number filed off (and apparently with drugs, as well)? She also did not have a FOID (Firearm Owner's ID) card, meaning that possession of even an otherwise legal gun is strictly verboten in Illinois. Supposedly, it had belonged to her son (whose death had inspired her involvement in the civilian disarmament movement), and she "forgot" it was in the house. Didn't Steve Martin have a routine about trying to deflect the IRS by saying you simply "forgot" to pay your taxes? It was pretty funny when he did it, but pretty pathetic when "Flirty" actually tried a similar tack.

Then, of course, there's the hypocrisy of people like Senator Diane "turn them all in, Mr. and Mrs. America" Feinstein having a concealed carry permit, and Rosie O'Donell having armed bodyguards. I'm guessing Mayors Bloomberg and Daley don't go much of anywhere without armed escort, either.

This kind of hypocrisy shows that the push to ban guns is driven not by a desire to end violence, but to exert power and control over the populace.


Anonymous said...

You think maybe Mayor Melton has acted/is acting the way he does in order to support his disarmament agenda? If enough people "on the fence" see his crazy antics, then why would we ever want anyone except law enforcement to carry weapons? It may be his own strange attempt at what he perceives to be martyrdom. As an aside, can anyone point to the records that show that Feinstein had/has a CCW?

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

I suppose that's possible about Melton--but I think he's just an idiot hypocrite.

As for Feinstein, I can't find any official records, but if you google search "Feinstein concealed carry permit," you'll see a gazillion articles about it, and I can't find any refuting the assertion that she once had one.