That had to hurt

White House affirms 2nd Amendment rights of protesters. A well played decision on the administration’s part (credit where it’s due), and also it has got to suck to be Paul Helmke today. We talked about it a little last night, but when the gun control movement’s “big play” is to complain about people open carrying legally, you know they’re losing. That’s only reinforced by a presser from the White House that basically says “chill out, they’re not breaking the law”.

Josh Sugarmann is taking a long look at that bottle of cheap rum right about now.

4 comments for “That had to hurt

  1. Chris
    August 19, 2009 at 12:15


    You gotta hand it to the WH, they actually handled this like adults.

    If only their supporters would follow suit.

  2. LM
    August 19, 2009 at 12:30

    “Ed Donovan, a spokesman for the Secret Service, said …

    … “We’re well aware of the subjects that are showing up at these events with firearms”

    Subjects? Last I checked we are still citizens.

  3. Michael in CT
    August 19, 2009 at 16:56

    The use of the word “subjects” is standard law enforcement talk. People are reading more into this then actually exists. (Similar comments are popping up on a number of firearms related blogs and boards)

  4. August 20, 2009 at 20:47

    We’re making progress. Just last year at the Democrat Convention, a man was arrested for checking into a hotel with two rifles.

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