Chelsea and Hillary Dance on Scalia's Grave

The hypocrisy of those who travel everywhere with heavily armed security and the perpetual protection of Secret Service agents, such as Chelsea and Hillary Clinton, yet see no need for the great unwashed to protect themselves, is not surprising. Of course, these elites deem themselves higher-value targets than the rest of us. All Americans are equal but some are more equal than others. That housewife in Dubuque whose home a rapist just broke into, well, she can just call 911, thank you

It would be no surprise if that housewife in Dubuque might put a higher value on the right to keep and bear arms as enshrined in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and perhaps even shed a tear at the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scala, a staunch defender of the Constitution and its original intent. To Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Scalia’s death was a cause for celebration, a chance for de facto repeal of the Second Amendment via legislating from the bench by Scalia’s replacement, appointed by another President Clinton. As the Washington Free Beacon reported:

Chelsea Clinton said at an event in Maryland that there is now an opportunity for gun control legislation to pass the Supreme Court since Justice Antonin Scalia passed away.

“It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control,” Clinton said. “Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant with the Second Amendment and sometimes the Court struck them down.”

Clinton then touted her mother’s record on gun control issues and knowledge that the Supreme Court has an effect on whether many gun control laws stand.

“So if you listen to Moms Demand Action and the Brady Campaign and the major efforts pushing for smart, sensible and enforceable gun control across our country, disclosure, have endorsed my mom, they say they believe the next time the Court rules on gun control, it will make a definitive ruling,” Clinton said. “So it matters to me that my mom is the only person running for president who not only constantly makes that connection but also has a strong record on gun control and standing up to the NRA.”

Coming from Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, the gun control capitol of America -- and also its murder capitol -- one would think that Hillary Clinton would know that gun control only disarms potential victims and not criminals, particularly gang bangers who are unlikely to submit to background checks, ammo restrictions, and other liberal crime control fantasies.

Following the endorsement of Donald Trump by the National Rifle Association last week, Hillary Clinton spoke before spoke at an event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to benefit the Trayvon Martin’s Foundation’s Circle of Mothers. As the New York Times reported:

Hillary Clinton invoked her roles as mother and grandmother on Saturday to deliver an impassioned rebuttal to Donald J. Trump’s contention that her push for stricter gun control would make families less safe, saying the presumptive Republican nominee would put more children “at risk of violence and bigotry".

Mrs. Clinton delivered her remarks to a group named after Mr. Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old who was fatally shot in 2012 by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman. Before she spoke, Mrs. Clinton sat for dinner alongside Mr. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.

“We will carry the memories of your sons and daughters in our hearts every day, as you do,” Mrs. Clinton told the group as she affirmed her plans to strengthen background checks and take other measures to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

One wonders if Hillary Clinton knows the names of any of the black children slaughtered daily in Chicago by black gang members unimpeded by a racially intimidated police department and emboldened by the knowledge that by law no one in Chicago is allowed to defend themselves. Chicago’s murder rate has soared 72% in the first three months of 2016. Gun control is a leading cause of death in America.

In response to this liberal talking point that ignores the fact that Democratic bastions like Chicago have the strictest gun control laws in the nation, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke went on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs to say that Chicago mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, like Hillary Clinton, was shooting blanks in suggesting the problem was guns and not the criminals who use them:

Sheriff Clarke describes Emanuel as “dead wrong,” observing that “he must have gone to the same school that ‘president’ Barack Obama did on how to run a law enforcement agency. This is what happens when you have community organizers and academic elites and others who don’t know a thing about policing in the American ghetto start to dabble in police science.”

He says the cities experiencing these heightened levels of violence “might as well get used to it because this is what you’re going to have as long as you’re going to try to turn cops into social workers and you’re going to try to get them to emphasize de-escalation and more dialogue instead of going on the offensive to go after some very dangerous individuals.”

Indeed, as Investor’s Business Daily noted in 2013, the problem in Chicago has historically not been gun violence, but gang violence:

The fact is that up to 80% of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police.

By one estimate, the city has 68,000 gang members, four times the number of cops. A police audit last spring identified 59 gangs and 625 factions -- mostly on the south and west sides - none of which is going to submit to things like universal background checks.

The problem is not too many guns but the fact that too many bad guys have them and too many good guys are unable to shoot back and defend themselves and their families. Hillary wants stronger background checks? Well, if access to firearms were as easy as President Obama insisted in the aftermath of the South Carolina church massacre, Carol Bowne would be alive today. The 39-year-old New Jersey woman with a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend was murdered by that boyfriend while she waited for her application for a gun permit to wind its way through a process that takes at least two months to complete. But it wasn’t completed soon enough:

The Berlin Township woman got a restraining order against a former boyfriend, installed security cameras and an alarm system to her home and began the months-long process of obtaining a handgun, friends said.

But it wasn't enough.

Bowne, 39, was stabbed to death in the driveway of her Patton Avenue home on Wednesday night.

Bowne was a victim of domestic violence -- she didn’t have a gun in her home. Gun control zealots tells us a gun in the home is dangerous, but then so too is an ex-boyfriend, one Michael Eitel, with a knife. That is why gun rights advocate say that women should own guns because a restraining order is just a piece of paper. So she sought permission from the government to exercise her Second Amendment rights:

According to news reports, Eitel had previously went to the salon in Somerdale where she worked and broke the windows on Bowne's vehicle…

Bowne then went to Berlin Township police in mid-April to apply for a gun license. According to reports, she went to check on the process -- which takes about two months to complete -- as recently as this week.

One supposes in Hillary’s world, women’s rights do not include a right to self defense against rapists, gang-bangers, or vengeful ex-boyfriends. If Carol Bowne had gotten her gun, she would be alive today. Keeping people like Carol Bowne disarmed, does not make us safer, Hillary and Chelsea.

Daniel John Sobieski is a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazne and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

The hypocrisy of those who travel everywhere with heavily armed security and the perpetual protection of Secret Service agents, such as Chelsea and Hillary Clinton, yet see no need for the great unwashed to protect themselves, is not surprising. Of course, these elites deem themselves higher-value targets than the rest of us. All Americans are equal but some are more equal than others. That housewife in Dubuque whose home a rapist just broke into, well, she can just call 911, thank you

It would be no surprise if that housewife in Dubuque might put a higher value on the right to keep and bear arms as enshrined in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and perhaps even shed a tear at the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scala, a staunch defender of the Constitution and its original intent. To Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Scalia’s death was a cause for celebration, a chance for de facto repeal of the Second Amendment via legislating from the bench by Scalia’s replacement, appointed by another President Clinton. As the Washington Free Beacon reported:

Chelsea Clinton said at an event in Maryland that there is now an opportunity for gun control legislation to pass the Supreme Court since Justice Antonin Scalia passed away.

“It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control,” Clinton said. “Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant with the Second Amendment and sometimes the Court struck them down.”

Clinton then touted her mother’s record on gun control issues and knowledge that the Supreme Court has an effect on whether many gun control laws stand.

“So if you listen to Moms Demand Action and the Brady Campaign and the major efforts pushing for smart, sensible and enforceable gun control across our country, disclosure, have endorsed my mom, they say they believe the next time the Court rules on gun control, it will make a definitive ruling,” Clinton said. “So it matters to me that my mom is the only person running for president who not only constantly makes that connection but also has a strong record on gun control and standing up to the NRA.”

Coming from Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, the gun control capitol of America -- and also its murder capitol -- one would think that Hillary Clinton would know that gun control only disarms potential victims and not criminals, particularly gang bangers who are unlikely to submit to background checks, ammo restrictions, and other liberal crime control fantasies.

Following the endorsement of Donald Trump by the National Rifle Association last week, Hillary Clinton spoke before spoke at an event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to benefit the Trayvon Martin’s Foundation’s Circle of Mothers. As the New York Times reported:

Hillary Clinton invoked her roles as mother and grandmother on Saturday to deliver an impassioned rebuttal to Donald J. Trump’s contention that her push for stricter gun control would make families less safe, saying the presumptive Republican nominee would put more children “at risk of violence and bigotry".

Mrs. Clinton delivered her remarks to a group named after Mr. Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old who was fatally shot in 2012 by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman. Before she spoke, Mrs. Clinton sat for dinner alongside Mr. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.

“We will carry the memories of your sons and daughters in our hearts every day, as you do,” Mrs. Clinton told the group as she affirmed her plans to strengthen background checks and take other measures to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

One wonders if Hillary Clinton knows the names of any of the black children slaughtered daily in Chicago by black gang members unimpeded by a racially intimidated police department and emboldened by the knowledge that by law no one in Chicago is allowed to defend themselves. Chicago’s murder rate has soared 72% in the first three months of 2016. Gun control is a leading cause of death in America.

In response to this liberal talking point that ignores the fact that Democratic bastions like Chicago have the strictest gun control laws in the nation, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke went on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs to say that Chicago mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, like Hillary Clinton, was shooting blanks in suggesting the problem was guns and not the criminals who use them:

Sheriff Clarke describes Emanuel as “dead wrong,” observing that “he must have gone to the same school that ‘president’ Barack Obama did on how to run a law enforcement agency. This is what happens when you have community organizers and academic elites and others who don’t know a thing about policing in the American ghetto start to dabble in police science.”

He says the cities experiencing these heightened levels of violence “might as well get used to it because this is what you’re going to have as long as you’re going to try to turn cops into social workers and you’re going to try to get them to emphasize de-escalation and more dialogue instead of going on the offensive to go after some very dangerous individuals.”

Indeed, as Investor’s Business Daily noted in 2013, the problem in Chicago has historically not been gun violence, but gang violence:

The fact is that up to 80% of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police.

By one estimate, the city has 68,000 gang members, four times the number of cops. A police audit last spring identified 59 gangs and 625 factions -- mostly on the south and west sides - none of which is going to submit to things like universal background checks.

The problem is not too many guns but the fact that too many bad guys have them and too many good guys are unable to shoot back and defend themselves and their families. Hillary wants stronger background checks? Well, if access to firearms were as easy as President Obama insisted in the aftermath of the South Carolina church massacre, Carol Bowne would be alive today. The 39-year-old New Jersey woman with a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend was murdered by that boyfriend while she waited for her application for a gun permit to wind its way through a process that takes at least two months to complete. But it wasn’t completed soon enough:

The Berlin Township woman got a restraining order against a former boyfriend, installed security cameras and an alarm system to her home and began the months-long process of obtaining a handgun, friends said.

But it wasn't enough.

Bowne, 39, was stabbed to death in the driveway of her Patton Avenue home on Wednesday night.

Bowne was a victim of domestic violence -- she didn’t have a gun in her home. Gun control zealots tells us a gun in the home is dangerous, but then so too is an ex-boyfriend, one Michael Eitel, with a knife. That is why gun rights advocate say that women should own guns because a restraining order is just a piece of paper. So she sought permission from the government to exercise her Second Amendment rights:

According to news reports, Eitel had previously went to the salon in Somerdale where she worked and broke the windows on Bowne's vehicle…

Bowne then went to Berlin Township police in mid-April to apply for a gun license. According to reports, she went to check on the process -- which takes about two months to complete -- as recently as this week.

One supposes in Hillary’s world, women’s rights do not include a right to self defense against rapists, gang-bangers, or vengeful ex-boyfriends. If Carol Bowne had gotten her gun, she would be alive today. Keeping people like Carol Bowne disarmed, does not make us safer, Hillary and Chelsea.

Daniel John Sobieski is a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazne and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.