oped: Just *SMH* hypocrits much???
The Democratic National Convention will be held next month in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center. As with every other large political event, it will have heavy security to maintain an exclusive participation. One such security measure will be a “no-scale fence,” not unlike a country’s border wall intended to keep illegal aliens out.
NBC Philadelphia reported about the border wall going up around the DNC Convention venue:
Security at the Sports Complex during the Democratic National Convention next month will include “no-scale fencing” to enclose the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!, the Secret Service special agent in charge said in an interview Thursday.[Read Related Article: Dem Rep Blasts Trump: “Shove Border Wall Up Your…”]
Besides the border wall that they will be erecting to keep protesters and others out, there will also be heavily armed security guards – armed with guns, something else that Democrats claim to hate.
Back in April, the gun rights group Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) petitioned the DNC to forego the use of firearms at their convention:
“Democrats have become known as the party of gun control,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Virtually all recent gun control proposals at the federal and state levels have been launched and championed by Democrats. It’s time for the party to ‘put up or shut up’ about guns. The best way to do that is to forsake armed security during the convention.”
He noted the “overwhelming hypocrisy” of privileged liberal elitists who have traditionally opposed expanded concealed carry rights for average citizens while they continue to enjoy the protection of armed security. Front runner Hillary Clinton has stated that the Supreme Court was “wrong” in its 2008 Heller ruling about the Second Amendment. She has pushed gun control for average citizens, yet she enjoys Secret Service protection.
“If a political party believes that guns do not make us safer,” Gottlieb observed, “they should set an example by rejecting any and all forms of armed security at their national convention. A party that does not believe in the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms should not benefit from the safety provided by others who bear arms.”
In addition to the border wall and heavily-armed security, if this year’s DNC convention is anything like the one four years ago, IDs will have to be shown in order for DNC officials to grant media their press credentials. Democrats have consistently voiced opposition to voter ID laws, which they routinely call “racist.”
The border wall – such as the one that Trump has campaigned on building – voter ID laws, and a plethora of guns are all things that Democrats claim to be opposed to. Yet, when security is actually what they want, they know those things are important in reality.