Isn’t it time to say no more guns around our president? If you want to take your AR-15 assault rifle to the mall, expect to get questioned, stopped and possibly arrested. Why is it okay to take it to a rally? Washington DC’s delegate (unfortunately, Washington DC only has a delegate and not a real representative) Eleanor Norton agrees:
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called on the Homeland Security Department and the U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday to provide tighter restrictions on citizens carrying weapons, openly or concealed, while in the vicinity of President Barack Obama.
Norton, who sits on the Homeland Security Committee, made the request after numerous news reports have shown groups of people brandishing firearms while outside of events held by Obama over the past several weeks.
“It is clear that if the Secret Service can temporarily clear all aircraft from air space when the president is in the vicinity, the agency has the authority to clear guns on the ground that are even closer to the President,” Norton said. (more…)