Louisiana Lawmakers Vote to Give Themselves More Gun Carry Rights Than Their Constituents
Apparently lawmakers in the state of Louisiana think they are more trustworthy than the constituents they claim to represent.
Senate Bill 651, authored by Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, would give lawmakers nearly the same rights under the law (which is still an infringement IMO) as police officers in regards to gun carry.
The House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice voted 10-2 to pass the bill, which will now go the floor of the House for a vote.
According to a report by NOLA.com, lawmakers say the bill is needed because they are the target of threats, while opponents say it’s hypocritical,
Allain argued that lawmakers need to be able to defend themselves since they are often threatened.
Bradley Gulotta, of Gun Rights Across America, opposed the proposal saying legislators shouldn’t get more favorable treatment than their constituents. “(The bill is) saying y’all are more important than the people you represent,” Gulotta siad. “I think it’s a bit of hypocrisy.”
I’m nearly positive lawmakers and us lowly citizens are the targets of violent crime at a similar rate, and if there is a difference, I’m sure that your average Joe on the street is probably more likely to be the victim of a violent crime than a lawmaker.
Just more do as I say, not as I do governance. How about we add “law abiding gun owners” to that list of special people you’re attempting to add yourself to.