It looks like Congress is moving to use their spending power to coerce state housing agencies into allowing residents to have firearms to protect themselves. Â The amendment was introduced by Tom Price (R-GA), but the article also lists A-rated Dem Joe Baca of California as one of the supporters. Â Naturally this is causing some hysterics:
â€œThere was a time during the â€™70s and â€™80s when public housing developments were considered killing grounds,â€ saidÂ Emanuel Cleaver II , D-Mo., who grew up in public housing. â€œIt is just foolhardy to place guns in developments of poor people, many of whom are unemployed, and place these guns around children. . . . Why would we try to put guns in the most densely populated areas in the urban core? Itâ€™s just unbelievable.â€
So as a middle-class suburban dweller, it’s absolutely fine for me to have a useful tool to protect my family, but if I’m poor, unemployed, and forced to live in public housing, well, too bad for you then. Â How’s that for equality?