The U.S. Supreme Court has found that the District of Columbia acted unconstitutionally 32 years ago by enacting a ban on all handguns within the district. It was, they said, far too sweeping.
Yet, they issued this opinion from a building in which no private citizen may carry a handgun for any purpose. There are metal detectors at the doors and armed guards preventing each one of us from exercising the “right” the majority of justices claim we possess in every other part of the district. This is the height of hypocrisy.
In effect, they are saying, “You can all fight it out with guns out there. We’ll stay behind these stone walls where your guns are prohibited. If you try to bring one in, we’ll kill you.”
If the justices want to allow handguns in the District of Columbia, then let’s allow them everywhere in the district, including the Supreme Court building, the Capitol building, on White House tours, the whole nine yards.
If the rest of us have to be subjected to criminals with guns, so should Supreme Court justices, presidents and members of Congress.