Was he lying then or is he lying now?
Rudolph Giuliani Wednesday sounded open to letting anyone who’s not a criminal or mental patient carry a concealed handgun — even telling a woman who packs a piece in New York that it’s OK with him.
Giuliani later backpedaled — saying decisions on concealed-carry permits are up to the states — but his answer had been different to Julie Trevor, of Stowe, Vt., at a campaign stop. Trevor told Giuliani she gets nervous every time she enters New York while toting a concealed handgun she got for protection after her house was burglarized.
Does he still believe in the “densely populated area” exception to the second amendment? More:
“As far as I am concerned, you can have a concealed weapon,” he said. “The Constitution of the United States in the Second Amendment gives you an individual right to bear arms; that individual right is as strong as your individual right to free speech, free assembly, being safe against unreasonable searches and seizures.”
Outside the event, Giuliani said his test came from a recent federal court ruling overturning a tough District of Columbia gun ban, which set what he considered “reasonable” limits on gun ownership. He said he believes that individual states should decide who can carry weapons.
Well, at least he’s paying attention. He supports the right to own and carry guns but thought DC’s complete and total ban on possession of a functional at-the-ready weapon was reasonable? Or am I reading that wrong?
Sorry, Rudy, I ain’t buyin’ what you’re sellin’.
In comments, Countertop thinks I’m reading it wrong:
I think your reading that wrong. It sounds like he is saying he agrees with the DC Circuit, which set a reasonable standard for gun control to meet. NOt that DC had met it, but what the court said