New York Representative Vows To Carry Gun After Virginia Shooting

By Missy Jackson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-06-15

Armed and Safe

Representative Chris Collins (R-NY) Photo credit: Wikipedia

It comes as no surprise that after the tragic shooting of Republican congressmen, Democrats are dragging out their tired gun control debate. From Orlando to San Bernardino, Chattanooga, and now Arlington, it’s always about the guns. It’s never about the person committing the crime–unless of course, they are portraying the victim.

The left never wants to acknowledge that in most of these cases, if not all, the people that were wounded or died were unarmed. That wasn’t the case in Arlington, VA where the good guys with guns were able to save lives. And let’s face it, a bad person intent on harming others will find a way, like mowing down people with a car or setting off dirty bombs.

That fact has also been stricken from the liberal gun narrative. However, it hasn’t been lost on conservative lawmakers. Republican NY Representative, Chris Collins, has a conceal carry permit, but rarely leaves his gun in the glove compartment of his vehicle.

But, after watching his colleague, Steve Scalise, and three others get shot during baseball practice, he won’t be leaving it behind anymore. “On a rare occasion I’d have my gun in the glove box or something, but it’s going to be in my pocket from this day forward,”  Collins told a Buffalo ABC affiliate.

Collins also agrees with Rep Jeff Duncan, who said tougher gun laws are…

Not the Answer

Chicago victims of gun violence (Photo credit: NBC Chicago

Duncan pointed out that James Hodgkinson had a criminal record in his home state of Illinois, which has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, and he still managed to “get a gun somehow.”

Criminals always get their hands on firearms, most of which are obviously illegally obtained.

Therefore, it stands to reason that taking guns away from law abiding citizens will not prevent gun violence.

Ironically, the left never has an answer as to how to keep guns away from bad people. Chicago is a perfect example of how gun control laws have no effect on preventing gun crimes.

If they truly wanted to prevent more tragedies like the one that unfolded on a quiet suburban baseball field, they would try being less hateful and divisive with their language and actions.

Just stop perpetuating a vengeful and violent narrative. Until that happens, citizens have a right to defend themselves from the danger they are creating.  


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Missy Jackson

Missy Jackson is a staff writer for Monday Monday Network covering conservative politics and all things Trump. She earned an A.A.S. degree in Marketing from Kaplan University and a B.S. in Behavioral Science and Criminal Justice from Ashford University. When she isn't writing for MMN, Missy enjoys singing, playing classical piano, and traveling with her husband. They have six grown children, two grandsons, and three lovable fat cats.

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