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FBI Chief Wary of Your Rights

It’s good to see President Bush committed to nominating bureaucrats who are committed to preserving and sustaining individual liberty:

By a 5-4 vote last week, the nation’s highest court struck down the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns, the first major pronouncement on gun rights in history. It upheld the right for communities to license guns.

Mueller said communities will have to determine their own license programs. As a former Marine who served in Vietnam, he said “I tend to believe weapons harm people and more often than not they harm the people carrying them.”

With his grandchildren going to college, Mueller said he hopes “those campuses will be weapons free.”

Except they didn’t say communities could license guns.  In fact, The Court speicifcally said they do not address that.  Since Mr. Heller did not ask the court the overturn the licensing requirement, The Court did not do so.  I guess it’s too much to ask of CBS News to do a little research, rather than just repeating nonsense.

Hat tip to NRA-ILA

UPDATE: “I tend to believe weapons harm people and more often than not they harm the people carrying them.”  I anxiously await Mr. Muller’s memo that informs all FBI agents that they should cease and desist from carrying firearms.  Since it only endangers them, you know.

7 Responses to “FBI Chief Wary of Your Rights”

  1. You know, this is far from the first time I’ve heard the anti’s belching the “SCOTUS said licensing is okay” rhetoric. You got it right: in the opinion Scalia specifically said that, since Heller conceded the licensing provided it was applied fairly, the Court would NOT address the issue at all.

    Anti’s think that means licensing is okay. Folks with brains know that it means licensing will likely be the next big case.

    Heller = Call to arms, not call to victory.

    tweaker

  2. Mike w. says:

    “Mueller said communities will have to determine their own license programs. As a former Marine who served in Vietnam, he said “I tend to believe weapons harm people and more often than not they harm the people carrying them.”

    So I guess by that logic he’d have rather been unarmed during his service in Vietnam, and we should take the guns away from our troops in Iraq because “more often than not they harm the people carrying them.”

  3. B Smith says:

    WTF ?? An anti-gun Marine? Where do these monkeys come from?

  4. I will no longer expend a penny, a breath, or a molecule of shoe leather in support of any candidate who is not a truly robust supporter of the Second Amendment. What I do on Election Day in the voting booth shall be my business alone, but I have better things to do in the meantime with my finite time, talent, and treasure.

  5. Sanchez aka "Jack of All Trades" says:

    “WTF ?? An anti-gun Marine? Where do these monkeys come from?”

    Could be something C. Hathcock talked about, but there is no way I can say it without sounding like a complete idiot I’ll keep it to myself.

  6. Brad says:

    What else would one expect from the FBI? After all the Ruby-Ridge and Waco disasters were at their heart FBI enforcement of Federal anti-gun laws.

  7. Clint says:

    “WTF ?? An anti-gun Marine? Where do these monkeys come from?”

    When I was in the Corps, I had to deal with this type of idiot-leader often.
    Let me quote fellow Marine, Steve Doran:
    “When I was in the Marines we had several good officers who knew that our survival depended on good equipment and the ability to use it. We had a few others who would rather see you die then break a regulation…”

    Good leaders encouraged the troops to live up to their potential. The bad leaders saw the enlisted as “an accident looking for a place to happen.” The natural consequence was the best performers were held back because of what some idiot “might” do. The simple answer would be to isolate the trouble makers and fools, restrict them, and them alone, and encourage them to improve themselves with the obvious reward of no more restrictions. OF course we could never do that. Can’t isolated *just* the troublemakers.

    Wesley Clark and John Kerry are the same way; The Underlings Can Not Be Trusted….

    Clark even liked the M9 better than the 1911 because the M9 was HARDER to get into firing condition from the carrying condition!

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