Eric Schneiderman resigned in disgrace this week from his position as New York Attorney General.
The state’s top law-enforcement official has been accused of physically and mentally abusing women, reports the New Yorker.
Schneiderman, a rabid anti-gunner, has made no bones about his disdain for people who wish to exercise their right to keep and bear arms.
Makes sense, right? If you’re a bully and you like to slap women around, choke them, call them your “brown slave,” you sure as heck don’t want them to be armed. You want to do everything in your power to make sure they can’t fight back.
Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, spoke about Schneiderman’s history of trampling gun rights and self-defense in the Empire State.
“Eric Schneiderman fought concealed carry reciprocity, calling it a ‘public safety disaster in the making,’” said Gottlieb in a press release. “But one look at the allegations published by the New Yorker suggests his behind-closed-doors behavior is a safety issue to women he’s dated. He went after toy guns to protect children, but who protected his girlfriends from him?
“He pushed gun buybacks to prevent so-called ‘gun violence,” he added, “but what other kinds of violence are New Yorkers, especially women, vulnerable to when they are disarmed by the kinds of restrictive gun laws that he has supported? And, he even fought against stun guns, which many women carry for defense against physical violence.”
The Manhattan District Attorney is now investigating Schneiderman’s conduct. Hopefully, the point person for the probe isn’t one of Schneiderman’s cronies. We need someone to really go after this creep.
“Moms Demand Action endorsed Schneiderman’s gun control efforts, but would they back him now,” Gottlieb wondered. “Schneiderman has been an outspoken advocate of women’s rights when the cameras are on, except for the right to keep and bear arms. In private, according to the allegations, his behavior toward women has been less than sterling.
“Eric Schneiderman appears to be someone who promoted gun control when he should have really focused all of his energy on self-control,” Gottlieb concluded.
About Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.