In September 2014, the District of Columbia City Council was all abuzz. The Mayor of DC, Vincent Gray, had thrown some raw meat into the Progressives' Cage. Already thirsting and hungering for liberal justice following the "suicide by law enforcement" of Michael Brown, Mayor Gray offered a bill challenging the Second Amendment Rights of District Citizens. According to the legislation, Citizens would have to prove to the Chief of Police that they are in imminent danger and thus, confirmed eligible to carry a concealed tool of defense. The bill was passed unanimously and the newest statute is submitted for your review:
Title 24 Chapter 23 2332.1 A person is eligible for issuance of a license to carry a concealed pistol (concealed
carry license) only if the person:
(a) Is at least 21 years of age;
(b) Meets all of the requirements for a person registering a firearm pursuant to the Firearms Control
Regulations Act of 1975 (the Act), effective September 24, 1976 (D.C. Law 1-85; D.C. Official Code
§ 7-2501.01 et seq. (2012 Repl. & 2014 Supp.));
(c) Possesses a pistol registered pursuant to the Act;
(d) Does not currently suffer nor has suffered in the previous five (5) years from any mental illness or
condition that creates a substantial risk that he or she is a danger to himself or herself or others;
provided that if the person no longer suffers such mental illness or condition, and that person has
provided satisfactory documentation required under § 2337.3, then the Chief may determine that this
requirement has been met;
(e) Has completed a firearms training course, or combination of courses, conducted by an instructor
(or instructors) certified by the Chief;
(f) Has a bona fide residence or place of business:
(1) Within the District of Columbia;
(2) Within the United States and a license to carry a pistol concealed upon his or her person
issued by the lawful authorities of any State or subdivision of the United States; or
(3) Within the United States and meets all registration and licensing requirements pursuant to
(g) Has demonstrated to the Chief good reason to fear injury to his or her person or property or has any other proper reason for carrying a pistol; and
(h) Is a suitable person to be so licensed.
A good reason? Suitable? The Second Amendment is not good enough? Not to the Council of Wise Elders that challenged the Founding Fathers on the Human's Natural Right to Protect Him or Her Self. So what is a good enough excuse to protect oneself. I mean if you live in a "war zone", as some politicians refer to Wards 7 and 8, the poorest and most crime ridden communities in the City, I am certain that liberals would see the need for "the least, the last and the lost" to protect themselves. Right?
Title 24 Chapter 23 2333 Good reason to fear injury to person or property
2333.1 A person shall demonstrate a good reason to fear injury to his or her person by showing a special need for self-protection distinguishable from the general community as supported by evidence of specific threats or previous attacks which demonstrate a special danger to the applicant’s life.
2333.2 For the purposes of satisfying the specifications of § 2333.1, a person shall allege, in writing, serious threats of death or serious bodily harm, any attacks on his or her person, or any theft of property from his or her person. The person shall also allege that the threats are of a nature that the legal possession of a pistol is necessary as a reasonable precaution against the apprehended danger.
2333.3 The person shall provide all evidence of contemporaneous reports to the police of such threats or attacks, and disclose whether or not the applicant has made a sworn complaint to the police or the courts of the District of Columbia concerning any threat or attack.
2333.5 The fact that a person resides in or is employed in a high crime area shall not by itself establish a good reason to fear injury to person or property for the issuance of a concealed carry license.
The most frightening issue about those with an unconstitutional pursuit is how fascist and belligerent they can become in pursuing such a course. Yes, I said fascist--a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government; - opposed to democracy and liberalism. Fascism is evident in Jim Crow, Jim Crow law, Nazism, anti-Semitism and apartheid. The District has never had a US Congress or Republican or Conservative Mayor that sought to guarantee a republican form of governance in respect of the Constitution. The City Council has been pursuing the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) since it's origins in 1977. As a One Party Dictatorship, the Democrat-Socialists hold on the Citizen's Rights are unquestioned and often unchallenged. Thank God U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s recent order blocked the city from enforcing a key provision of its gun laws. Unfortunately, it takes a jurist to do what Congress and DC Citizens won't do for themselves. I digress.
Former Mayor Vincent Gray veiled his unconstitutional challenge in the vim and vigor of a Stalinist on the Streets of Leningrad. He calmly declared "suitable firearms owners who can show they have a legitimate need for it to obtain a permit to carry a weapon in public in a concealed manner” would receive this civil right. Yes, civil right when men graced in their own elegant benevolence extend a consideration unto ordinary men rather than a natural right where men acknowledge and honor the Rights Granted from God. Gray's current City Council member Challenger, Incumbent Yvette Alexander, was in lock step with the dictatorial designs of the man seeking permission slips for those subscribing to the Second Amendment. Her fiery rhetoric against those that pursued the protections of privacy rather than public persecution were seemingly unmatched. “Who cares about the confidentiality of a gun owner? We don’t want it, so expose yourself,” she said.
Let me, focusing on just the women's folk, acknowledge a few that were not gun owners but maybe should have been.
Maybe a Good Samaritan should have obliged the Right to Protect herself. Seeking to escort a woman home safely, she became the lamb for the "power" pursuits of a few sick men. Raped by shotgun point, the woman was sexually accosted over and over and over and over again. The cowards escaped by foot and by car. She never had a chance to protect herself. The victim was treated at a local hospital.
Maybe if they were gun owners with conceal carry power, the outcomes would have been different. Maybe. We will not know how women will even the odds with more powerful men when they can not carry a taser or a gun to protect themselves. No worries from the DC Council. You can still buy weed. There's your justice. There's your peace. We may not be able to "police our way out of this" but maybe we should add the approach of self-defense to curb so many fatal and malicious actions.
I attended the 2016 Texas State GOP Convention in early May. Over 12,000 attendees in Dallas, Texas, the Lone State's Most Liberal City. A Large Majority concealed carry self-defense tools. There were no accidents. There were no injuries. There were no threats. There were no murders.
Outside, in Liberal Dallas, public safety was not as peaceful:
At least 10 people have been slain in shootings across Dallas in a bloody week that comes about two months after the Dallas Police Department created a task force of 170 officers to combat violent crime.
However, some had a chance against their predators and culprits.
About 11:50 p.m. Thursday, the four arrived at the home of 61-year-old John Horton, police said, and Raul Sanchez and Marino Sanchez entered with shotguns.
Horton was killed during an exchange of gunfire.
Jones, who police said was supposed to distract Horton during the robbery, hid in a closet before running away.
Police said a witness heard the gunfire and went outside, where Raul Sanchez pointed a gun at him. The witness fatally shot Sanchez.
Marino Sanchez then ran out of the house and got into a vehicle, police said. The witness shot at the vehicle, hitting it and Sanchez.
Grandpa Horton had a chance against his assailants. The witness had a chance against the escaping assailants that saw his life as valuable to them as the one that lay dead on the trailer floor.
Imagine if every person that suffered domestic violence were given a firearm, ammunition and firearms training--not by government intervention but, by private foundation. Imagine how much safer the public would be. Imagine how much safer she would be in her home, her neighborhood, her place of work and her place of worship. Imagine how much safer her children would be and how much anxiety would be removed from the home environs.
I personally would love to partner with Second Amendment Groups to liberate "the least, the last and the lost" from the remaining Jim Crow attack on Urban America. I can imagine safety that is not reliant on police alone or the political will of a chosen few. As God ordained since the ebb and flow of time, it is the right of mankind to protect itself from those that wish to cease their living.
The Real War on Women, The Real War on the Poor and Immobile, The Real War on God's Elect is the persistent resolve of Jim Crow Patriots seeking to separate men from their most natural God given Right: to defend oneself.
Self-Defense is Our New Old P.R.I.M.E. Directive.