D.C. Politician tells Citizens being a Victim is better than allowing citizens to Own Guns.

It seems some anti-gun politicians would rather see law-abiding citizens become victims of crime than allow them to legally own a gun.
Yep, you read that right.

In a story right out of Bizarro World…. Opps, Sorry – In a story from our Nation’s Capital, where violent crime is up over 40% in the first two months of this year, there are some in the government who say being a victim is better than being able to defend yourself.

With violent crime left virtually unchecked, Washington D.C. Residents are looking for ways to protect themselves. Washington D.C. is a notoriously Anti-Gun city, with some of the country’s most draconian firearms laws. In fact, the loopholes and regulations in D.C. make it almost impossible for a law-abiding citizen to own a gun.

In a meeting that was open to the public last week, D.C. residents showed up to ask Council members why the city makes it so difficult for law-abiding residents to register guns. They also wanted to know why the city refuses to allow them to carry weapons outside of their homes.

The City’s response:

Paul Quander, the District’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice, told the crowd that “crime victims should give the criminals what they want.”

He then went on to tell them how becoming a victim is preferable to self-defense. “The problem is, if you are armed, it escalates the situation,” “It is much better, in my opinion, to be scared, to be frightened, and even if you have to be, to be injured, but to walk away and survive. You’ll heal, and you can replace whatever was taken away.”

Another D.C. Councilman Jack Evans commented…. “Although none of us like making it easier for someone to have a gun legally, we believe that this is what we have to do.”

If Gun control is the answer, why is it that Washington D.C. has one of the highest crime rates in the country? Not only has crime increased 40% in the first two months of the year, but since D.C. enacted one of the most restrictive gun laws back in 1976, the murder rate has also increased by 134%.


  1. Molon Labe
    March 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Coming to a city near you. Guarantee the gun crackdown will be coming after the elections. This is exactly how they all think

    • Roger Hornaday
      March 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Those same politicians don’t see anything wrong with protecting themselves with armed bodyguards while telling their constituents that they are not allowed to protect themselves. What hypocrites they are by living such a double standard. They need to have their armed bodyguards taken away from them and should have to live by the same rules they are trying to shove down their constituents throats.

      • Kim Lind
        March 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm

        Amen brother!

        • Mike
          October 11, 2012 at 11:57 am

          I second that.

          I think they should keep the bodyguards, but have the body guards be regular citizens without firearms, let’s see how quickly those guards run for cover and leave the pompas ass standing there to become a victim.

      • William
        March 22, 2012 at 12:36 am

        Hell ya!! That is so true.

      • whnix
        April 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm

        Why are these people still in office?

        • tonjia
          November 11, 2012 at 5:58 am

          Because none of you will vote them out.

    • James Paul Reaves Jr
      March 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      This is why I live in Northern Va and DO NOT go into DC . The wolves that are criminals KNOW that DC has no one that can protect themselve unless you are a Metro, Federal Police Officer or Government Special Agent . If it is so safe in Dc and just surrender why spend millions on Homeland Security. In Northern Virginia we carry to protect ourselves and our fmilies because Police cannot be everywhere at once . Has anyone on the DC Council ever been robbed or raped ? Whi has crime gone up 40% in two months ? Does the Mayor have bodyguards or members of the DC Council? Why should they be worried if it is good or ok to be a victim ? Is that a double standard. I believe common sense is a lost cause on the DC Council .

  2. Point Blank
    March 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    This guy is an idiot. Let them rape you, you will heal, really?

    • Myron
      March 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Somehow; these leftist loons think it is morally superior for a woman to be found bound, throat slit, raped and dead, than to be able to explain to the officer at the scene, how the dead perp got nine holes in him!

      • Austin
        March 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        It would probably be less paper work for them

      • Michael Lewis
        March 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        Well here in Tennessee you can go to jail for defending yourself because we have no Self Defense clause in our laws. A friends husband spent 5 years in jail when a man attacked him with a knife and he took it away and stabbed him with it.

        • AU
          March 10, 2012 at 7:51 am

          Michael, you are 50% right and wrong. Tennessee has the Castle Doctrine that provides Tennesseans the right to defend themselves with up to deadly force to stop any threat against serious bodily injury or death. Had your friends husband had a firearm he could have shot the attacker and been justified. The fact that the attacker was disarmed then attacked with the knife made that person the aggressor and committed a crime. You should really figure out what you are saying before you comment erroneously.

          • Angel
            March 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

            AU, you are 50% right and wrong also. Just because the victim took possession of the weapon doesn’t mean that the threat has stopped. The attacker can still continue to inflict damage and try to regain that weapon which you already know he will use against you. So it may become necessary to use the weapon to prevent the perp from getting it and inflicting death or great bodily harm.

          • Angel
            March 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

            AU, btw, “You should really figure out what you are saying before you comment erroneously.” I believe this also applies to you. You would’ve been better off leaving this sentence out of your comment. It was uncalled for. If anything it makes you look even more ignorant considering your reply to Michael was not necessarily correct.

          • John
            March 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

            So AU, you have obviously never had to defend yourself in a regular fight let alone a knife fight.
            The fight does not automatically stop when the bad guy gets “temporarily” disarmed, it stops when you drop the other guy, and the Castle Doctrine should of applied if that’s
            what happened.

        • Angryashell
          June 19, 2012 at 11:47 am

          Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6! Your friend should have had a throw down ready to take care of such a problem.I am English and live in Liverpool and we have the most stupid laws you can imagine.
          For this reason I am ready to deal with this problem and anyone trying to break into my home when I am here,and it has happened,will get slotted by my swordstick! If he wasn’t armed when he tried to break in he will be by the time the police come to take photos of his dead body!

          • Al
            September 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

            Im also from UK, a bushcrafter with a multude of sharps and renactment weapons, having spoken with a policeman after some chavs tried to break down my door, we are allowed to defend ourselves with appropriate level, so if they break in, try to attack us unarmed, if i pick up any object to defend ourselves with, i would be in the wrong as its escalating the violence, if they came at me with knife, then i can defend with weapon, unless they are no longer an immediate threat

          • DEB
            January 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

            so if five guys kick down your door start taking all your stuff, but they have no weapon other than their own fists, the only thing you can do is help them load your stuff????????

      • DEB
        January 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

        18 if you carry an extra clip.

  3. Dillon
    March 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm


  4. kloathis
    March 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I would be willing to bet that Mr Councilman would have a different opinion if someone raped him in his own home and in his own bed.

    • old soldier
      March 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      A funny story related to somethng like this. A liberal newspaper reporter was arrested for participating in some rally. He got bail, but denied it to stay with his friends and fellow demonstrators in jail. After spending the night in jail…and being indocrinated to prison life …he begged to be released. It happened in DC. People like the guy in this article have no idea about crime and criminals. Most criminals aren’t satisfied with just the money,they want more.

    • Michael Lewis
      March 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      he probably carries a gun of his own. But then he is privileged and more important than the man he was talking to.

  5. Blank on Purpose
    March 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    This man is a DOUCHE FLIPPING BAG MAN!!!

  6. Big Government
    March 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    It works out better for them(government) that citizens are unarmed, then they can get away with anything. Our rights were giving to us to protect ourselves from any enemy foreign or domestic including foot keeping our government in check. Look at Germany, when Hitler disarmed all German citizens, that worked out well. This is why everyone is fed up with our government and politicians, too many dumbasses and no common sense.

    • Pappadave
      July 8, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Hitler didn’t disarm Germans. He disarmed only the Jews…who, incidentally, meekly complied in the “interest of public safety.” See how well that worked out for them? And still a lot of American Jews seem to think disarmament is a grand idea.

  7. tony
    March 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Too bad they didn’t ask the obvious question;

    Sir, do YOU have a concealed carry permit?? Do YOU go armed in this town?


    • Jim
      March 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      And his answer would be oh no I do not carry firearms. That is why I have a body guard who carries a gun.

  8. Tim Harp
    March 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    These people should leave these states or areas that do not allow them to have guns. These “elitist” politicans are well guarded and protected and have no worries. It’s the common man that has ALWAYS been at risk. I would urge people that don’t like the guns laws in their area or state to leave it. Once D.C. was a ghost town someone would think but not likly.

    • Pappadave
      July 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      It’s not just politicians who think like this. I remember Rosie O’Fat adopting a couple of kids and then hired armed guards for them because she feared they might be kidnapped or otherwise harmed because she “so famous” while at the same time campaigning for disarming everyone else.

  9. Larry G.
    March 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Can you say, “Educated idiots”? These people probably have body guards who are armed, and they have and have since birth had every amenity known to man. They have no knowledge of what it is to fear for your life and to be fed up with the feeling. They have never wanted for anything except power, and that to protect the “little people” from themselves, since they know better than we.

    The nanny statists want us all disarmed and drugged into submission, so THEY can financially rape and plunder us, legally. We are nothing but a nation of cash cows in the charge of the political machines that battle for control of us.

    Their time is coming, and it will be very soon, I think……….2012!

  10. thad
    March 8, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    States with gun carry permits, crime has dropped, those states that make a gun crime a separate offense gun crime dropped. Live in SW Louisiana little different culture- we don’t have home invasion or burglary or car jackings. Because in the back of the criminal’s mind there is the question “Do they have a gun?”
    Our attitude is to the point of protect yourself. Instruction giving required safe gun handling course was asked by one of the ladies, “If I have to shoot someone breaking through my door, how many time should I shoot?” the instructor said, “until the gun goes ‘click’.”

    • Ron CRAIG
      March 9, 2012 at 1:54 am


    • Dee
      March 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      I live in south Louisiana n I am a strong believer in owning a gun n my 1st offense r my 2 terriers (which r house dogs) 2 bark as a warning against trouble then with my gun in hand I will unload bullets on any1 that breaks in on me!!!

  11. Chuck
    March 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    To bad we can’t relocate all those who would like to leave DC ! and leave it to the elected officials that want these laws !

    • Andrew
      March 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

      How bout we relocate these politicians instead? It’d be left costly

      • 3212Brandy
        March 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

        I hear GITMO has plenty of room available AND a brand new Soccer field for them to play in. Relocate CORRUPTOCRATS at will!!! ;)

  12. Brent Kovac
    March 8, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    what in the name of Christ has happened to our politicians ? I’m embarrassed of what has become of us.\

  13. Prepping Preacher
    March 9, 2012 at 4:13 am

    this just proves there’s no fixing stupid

  14. tomatokilla
    March 9, 2012 at 6:28 am

    I can’t believe people like this exist, I can’t believe he really believes what he just said, it is definitely bizarro world! Thank God I’m in Old Dominion!

  15. marlboro15
    March 9, 2012 at 7:10 am

    This nation is becoming so liberal… these politicians have no idea what it would be like to have a gun barrel pointed at them… Our government has strayed so far from the morals this country was originally formed under

  16. Shooter308
    March 9, 2012 at 8:11 am

    This IDIOT is why DC has one of the highest murder rates in the country!!! I wonder if everybody else in his family is as stupid as he is???

  17. Stephen Fletcher
    March 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I hope all felons has read this ,DC don,t care about there law abiding people.If you want to Rob kill and rape,Then head to DC no one has guns to stop you.It,s a safe place for all felons,But you had better stay out of the blue states or you will be pushing up Dasies.The people of DC are all crazy for voting these crack pots in?

    • Terminal Man
      March 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

      I believe you mean red state. I agree with your comment

      • Josh
        March 9, 2012 at 10:50 am

        Yes, Red State would be correct here.

  18. Uncle Beano
    March 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

    People who think that it is better to live in fear than to allow the situation to ‘escalate’ have never truly been scared. Sure, “Scream” was pretty scary. But being held at gunpoint while someone rapes your kids, that’s real fear. In my house, my town, and my state, we still have the right to bear arms. They can have my firearms when they can pry them from my cold, dead hand.

  19. Dan M
    March 9, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I forgot, After shooting and killing all the DC Politicains. Rape their family. They will all heal and tell Opera & Doctor Phil just how much better it was than for them than to have a gun.

    If Washington DC is a place where anyone thinks others should idolize their leaders,,, think again.

    I use to travel to DC from MD on the weekends when friends would come down. To show them the wonderful sites. Now, I can’t and won’t even do that. In someones wonderful thinking, now you have to pay the parking meters on weekends, while all the parking garages are closed, because even on the weekdends, parking garages don’t get enough business to open. so one would be tied to a parking meter that cost $4.00 for two hours max. Can’t travel very far on that.

  20. Josh
    March 9, 2012 at 10:50 am

    My jaw literally hit the desk when I heard Mr. Quander’s comment about better to be in fear, and give everything up. IS the idea that you beg for mercy from someone who has no regard for the law in the first place? So you are almost better of being a criminal “by law” and carry regardless simply for protection. Rather to be judged by 12 than buried by 6 .. amiright? :)

    • DoubleTap
      March 9, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Hell yea you are right. So sick of these people turning us into the villains.

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