ADMIN: Another anti-gun Dem beating their gums about guns. She is clueless on the subject and she tries to blast (pun intended) the National Hearing Protection act by saying the explosive blast of a gun is a safety device to protect Police. This twit thinks a Suppressed firearm is completely silent. She claims the Reciprocity Act of 2017 would gut public safety laws. WTF do these Dems continue to say that a law abiding citizen who has applied for and received a license to carry a firearm is a public safety threat? They tried that mess here in Michigan before the "Shall Issue" law passed and tried to convince us the streets would run red with blood. Not one single issue of a licensed carry holder using that gun to shoot someone illegally has been recorded in this state since that law passed over 10 years ago. Not one. I don't know what district this twit represents but I hope the people there realize how little she thinks of them and their right to protect themselves, their families and their businesses and they vote this twit out of office. Also note that the story says she is a former Police Chief. So much for affirmation action hires. Here is the story:
Rep. Val Demings’ (D-Fla.) recent op-ed (“ ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity’ measure would gut public safety laws,” June 29) demonstrates she either hasn’t bothered to read the bills she criticizes or is willingly misrepresenting them for political reasons.
Law-abiding Americans are increasingly purchasing firearms but only after undergoing an industry-supported FBI background check. She asserts, falsely or ignorantly, that criminals with domestic violence and violent criminals could carry a gun. She ignores the fact that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 does nothing to prohibit a state from setting laws within their borders. The bill would prohibit states from making felons of law-abiding firearms owners who exercise their constitutional rights just because they travel across a state border. Your Second Amendment rights don’t stop at the border of your home state. The Second Amendment applies equally in Manhattan as it does Montana.
Sadly, but perhaps not surprisingly, Demings tries to exploit the tragic shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) to spread falsehoods about suppressors to vilify the Hearing Protection Act of 2017. She claims the explosive sound of gunfire is a safety feature designed to protect police. As a former police chief, she ought to know the truth is suppressors don’t eliminate the sound of gunfire, they only reduce it to a hearing-safe level that is still about as loud as a jackhammer. If she didn’t know, then she should have joined Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) when he recently invited congressmen and women to witness a suppressor for themselves at the Capitol Hill police range.
Spreading false and discredited talking points fed to her by anti-Second Amendment groups isn’t constructive, only more background noise.
From Lawrence G. Keane, senior vice president and general counsel, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Washington, D.C.