Quote of the day—Chris Collins

Capitol Police officers were heroes last week — their bravery and quick thinking probably saved the lives of Rep. Scalise and my other colleagues — but self-defense is my responsibility, too.

As Americans in my district and across the country know well, responsible, legal gun owners have every right to protect themselves, and that applies to members of Congress as well. I’ve worked to make sure these core values, preserved in the Constitution, are upheld. For my own protection, and for the protection of those around me, I’m putting these values into practice. Now, more than ever, I truly believe that the best place to be, during a terrible episode like the one in Alexandria, is next to a good guy with a gun.

Chris Collins
June 19, 2017
I’m a member of Congress. I’m going to start carrying a gun.
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Chris Collins

  1. I’d be more impressed if he was planning to enable his New York constituents to get a permit to carry like some of the political bigwigs have.

    • But that might enable persons like the person who caused the carnage last week to be able to carry, too, and then where would the authorities be? “Hi, guys, I’m a Congressman, I’m one of you. I get a pass.” By not limiting carry and self-defense with a carried weapon to political bigwigs and the very rich, there is great risk to the political bigwigs and the very rich because there is no longer any prior restraint to protect them (a dirty word when discussing the Second Amendment’s brother, the First Amendment).

  2. The comments on that article are rather depressing.
    Nowhere in that article did I see any mention of fixing the illegal gun laws of D.C. Nowhere did I see any mention of fixing the illegal gun laws of NY state.

  3. Talk is cheap.
    “Cheep cheep cheep cheep…” said the little bird, but meant nothing and did nothing.

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