Let me preface this story with my personal philosophy. We’ve often heard that guns don’t kill people, people kill people (TRUE). Guns are very powerful weapons. They can be used to protect, or they can be used to harm. And, in the words of Voltaire, ‘with great power, comes great reponsibility’.
The false claims by the Tea Party that “Democrats want to take OUR GUNS!” is a scare tactic. As a DFGO member (with Veterans and Law Enforcement in my family), I personally do not endorse taking guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens who have earned the right to carry either by way of licensing, permits, or lawful registration thereof.
And, while Meckler is said to have a permit to carry in his home state, it appears that he clearly violated the gun laws of New York State. And, now responsible gun owners everywhere will no doubt feel the heat… Thank you, Tea Party (sarcasm implied).
The co-founder of Tea Party Patriots was captured on video jumping a fence and fleeing into Queens’ “Boulevard of Death” after he was arraigned for illegally possessing a handgun at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Mark Meckler was charged Thursday with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a Class C felony, for traveling with his Glock handgun and 19 cartridges without a New York permit. Watch the video and full story here at C & L