Shortly after the tragedy in Newton, CT last December a petition was started on Whitehouse.gov calling for a “Gun Free Zone” around the President and vice President. Not just the typical run of the mill gun free zone but a completely gun free zone that would also prevent their security, including the Secret Service, from carrying firearms as well.
After all, if a gun free zone is good enough for our children, it should be good enough for our President…. right?
Not quite. Apparently the White House feels that the lives of elected officials are more important the lives of children and while guns are necessary to protect one class of people, they can only kill our children.
Obviously I’m paraphrasing but the mantra speaks for itself in the official White House response.
“We live in a world where our elected leaders and representatives are subject to serious, persistent, and credible threats on a daily basis. Even those who are mere candidates in a national election become symbols of our country, which makes them potential targets for those seeking to do harm to the United States and its interests.”
So apparently guns can prevent an active shooter from succeeding and killing a politician but they won’t save our children from the very same would be murderer. I say our children because theirs are protected by armed federal agents around the clock. Even while at ‘gun free’ schools.
The lack of logic from the anti self-defense crowd is astounding, but at this point it shouldn’t be surprising. While I seriously doubt anyone thought this petition would result in a “gun free zone” it does allow us yet another peek behind the crazy curtain of the anti-gunner.