Like every one from Rosie O'Donnell, David Brock
, Jim Carrey
, Justice Stephen Breyer
, former Mayor Richard Daley
, and many others, Obama says that his safety justifies allowing guns to defend himself. He just doesn't think that the same rules should apply to others. From The Hill newspaper:
President Obama needs armed security because he faces “serious, persistent and credible threats on a daily basis,” the White House said in response to a petition meant to undercut his push for new gun controls.
The “We the People” petition was submitted nine days after the elementary school shooting last year in Newtown, Conn. It called for the elimination of armed guards that protect the president and vice president and the establishment of "Gun Free Zones" around them — a reference to a federal law that bans firearms on school grounds.
The petition garnered more than 40,000 signatures, enough to trigger an automatic response from the White House.
The White House dismissed the call to disarm the president's security detail, noting that Congress mandated full-time protection of the president after the third assassination of a sitting president in 1901. . . .
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