It's almost funny, if it were not so sad, but it looks like if you are going to be attending the National Rifle Association's annual conference on Friday in Atlanta and want to be in the same area as President Donald Trump when he gives his speech, you'll have to leave your guns at home. Oh, the irony.
Apparently, DC came up with a law that not only infringes on the Second Amendment, but even state laws that recognize open carry, which is also supposed to be protected under the Second Amendment.
Secret Service is illegally authorized to keep guns out of site and venues where protected persons are attending. Do I hear echoes of Animal Farm, anyone?
In a statement to CNN, the Secret Service said,
In a quote attributed to President George Washington in The American Wisdom Series presents Pamphlet #230, "President George Washington's Thoughts on Firearms," Washington allegedly said:
“When a nation mistrusts its citizens with guns it is it sending a clear message. It no longer trusts its citizens because such a government has evil plans.”