Proving just how far our democracy has spiraled, numerous people have suggested that members of the Trump administration need to arm themselves against a growing wave of violence from the intolerant left.
Here’s a brief overview of what Trump officials and supporters have endured over the last week:
- A group of protestors, including a DOJ employee, harassed DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to the point that she was forced to leave her dinner at a Mexican restaurant in D.C. (RELATED: Socialist Activist Who Harassed DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Works For the DOJ).
- White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were refused service at The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, and followed off the premises.
- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was chased out of a screening of the new Fred Rogers documentary by “huge” angry men screaming in her face. (RELATED: Another Pro-Trump Government Official Is Chased Out of a Public Building).
- An unidentified DHS employee found a burnt and decapitated animal carcass on his porch. (RELATED: More Violent Acts: DHS Official Finds Decapitated Animal On Front Porch Amidst Threats).
Making matters worse, over the weekend Rep. Maxine Waters called for an escalation of violence against members of the Trump administration, rather than a de-escalation. (RELATED: Maxine Waters Calls for Violence Against Trump Supporters). Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Corey Booker later backed her up. (RELATED: Pelosi and Booker Defend Maxine Waters’ Call to Harass Trump Supporters).
Given the abhorrent behavior of the left and the irresponsibility of their leaders, it’s no wonder that everyone from actors to law professors have urged Trump officials and supporters to take up and bear arms.
James Woods tweeted Monday urging conservatives to “buy guns” and “vote.”
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 25, 2018
The same day, public interest law professor John Banzhaf told the Washington Examiner that Trump officials specifically should apply for concealed carry licenses:
“High level officials in the Trump administration, especially if their faces are likely to be recognized by many in the public as a result of appearances on TV, might want to consider applying for a license to carry a concealed weapon in the District of Columbia, and/or other states they frequent, in view of the call by Rep. Maxine Waters for the public to ‘absolutely harass’ these officials in public places, and other recent events indicating the increased danger they are in.”
John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, echoed Banzhaf’s sentiment:
“There are simply not enough police in D.C. or Virginia or Maryland to protect all Trump officials at their homes and when they go out to restaurants. Getting a concealed handgun permit would be helpful to protect themselves and their family.”
It’s a disgusting, disturbing, sad state of affairs that members of the federal government are being encouraged to arm themselves against intolerant opponents. The Second Amendment was created to protect the American people against a tyrannical government – but now it’s being used to protect lawmakers who are simply trying to do their jobs against a tyrannical people.