Demings’ Hit Piece Shows How Backward on Guns (and More) She Is

Val Demings and the Brady Campaign establish their solidarity with the #Resist crowd, that is with those who oppose the predominant principles and values of Americans living in the “red” states and counties of “Flyover Country.”

“A year after Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, we’re going backward on guns,” a USA Today editorial by Democrat Rep. Val Demings asserts. “How many more times do we have to see the words ‘mass’ and ‘shooting’ next to each other before we take action? How young do the victims have to be before we take action?”

What “action” does Demings have in mind? She’s not ready to show all her cards, because if too many people get wind of the end game, they’re not likely to believe the “No one wants to take your guns” lie.

Of course they do (as the gun-grabbers used to admit before figuring out they’d get more mileage pretending they were all about “gun safety”), and so does Demings. But she’s counting on most of her readers not to have plumbed the depths too deeply to realize that when she’s talking about veteran and Social Security recipient disarmament, she’s really talking about undermining the fundamental principle of due process. And when she opposes proposed bills to relax restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms, nationwide concealed carry reciprocity and an end to federal restrictions on hearing-protective suppressors, she’s arguing for prior restraints on that which, per the mandate of the Second Amendment, “shall not be infringed.” .

“I served in law-enforcement for 27 years, four years of that as the Chief of Police for the Orlando Police Department,” Demings says, as if that establishes her bona fides as the arbiter of rights. “Before being elected to Congress I spent most of my adult life wearing a uniform, a badge and carrying a gun. I took an oath to protect the innocent from dangerous people.”

No Rep. Demings, in fact you did not. This is what you took an oath to do, as a cop and as an elected official:

“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution…”

So she’s an oath-breaker?

With so little regard for the aforementioned rights, and noting that for self-styled “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day, is it any wonder Demings is so thin-skinned she threatened using the force of the state to abridge the First Amendment and silence her political opposition?

“Orlando police Chief Val Demings is threatening to sue one of her critics for creating a Web site that criticizes her performance. Valdemings.com is run by Ezell “Easy” Harris, a frequent critic of Demings’, and contains a disclaimer stating the chief has no association with the site. Demings’ attorney, Griffith J. Winthrop III, accuses Harris in an April 17 letter of ‘maligning’ and defaming the chief. The letter also says Harris violated the law by using her ‘persona’ and identity and claims Harris’ behavior is ‘malicious.’ Demings is demanding that the Web site be taken down and threatens to sue Harris if he refuses.”

And as for that gun Demings mentioned carrying, implying she is qualified to be one of the “Only Ones,” while the rest of us are not? Per that website she sicced her mouthpiece on:

“Orlando police Chief Demings given ‘written censure’ for stolen gun …  Demings will have a notice in her personnel file that will remain there for three years as a result of her not properly securing her weapon and ammunition when it was stolen from her car, an internal investigation shows.  Demings’ 9mm Sig Sauer, three loaded magazines, handcuffs and a baton were stolen from her agency-issued vehicle on the evening of Feb. 27. The police reports shows the items were removed from the duffel bag she had placed on the floor and in front of the passenger seat …  The department’s policy states, ‘Employees have an enhanced duty and responsibility to safeguard and maintain control and custody of department owned and issued equipment that is inherently dangerous (firearms).’”

Demings’ negligence contributed to putting another “gun on the street” and she presumes to be a competent authority qualified to lecture the rest of us on gun safety? Did the cost of the replacement gun and gear at least come out of her paycheck, or was the temporary personnel file wrist slap enough?

By the way, spend some time going through that archive and note other instances of mismanagement and corruption, from a female supervisor reportedly getting away with sexual harassment, to a screw-up in an internal affairs investigation of an officer who caused a woman to fall down a flight of stairs, and plenty more. No wonder Demings has since taken over the domain and turned it into a “Rah-Rah Me” site.

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David Codrea

David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (WarOnGuns.com), and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.

Comments

  1. WGP 14 June, 2017, 09:33

    Another affirmative action hire that probably received a “pass” when it should have read “fail.” She is an example of extreme failure of social justice, elevating people based on gender and color. And people actually elected this failure to demonstrate a continuance of her disdain for our constitution. There certainly is a long list of domestic enemies openly professing to destroy the United States of America.

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    • aebjr 15 June, 2017, 14:15

      WGP,
      val demings (and her husband, orange county sheriff, jerry), has/have been hand picked by none other than (mr. soetoro’s rasputin) valerie jarret.If i recall correctly, she was also sheriff of O.C. as well. I asked (at a TEA Party meeting) her “fusion center commander” husband jerry, if he would follow The Constitution of the State of Florida, and refuse to enforce any order to disarm the citizenry of Orange County, or the State of Florida, under ANY circumstances. He refused to answer the question. These two have been recruited as the “post obama power couple”
      They should just move to london, for all of the time they spend there.iykwim

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      • Ed 15 June, 2017, 18:17

        I worked in and around Orlando for twenty four years while she was there and I can say the OPD stunk.

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  2. Stephen 15 June, 2017, 11:11

    VENEZUELA. That’s what happens AFTER they take your guns…

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  3. nobodiesfool59 15 June, 2017, 12:00

    Ok, OK ,OK, …Gun control but only to include liberal progressive democrats..and maybe muslims. And maybe my wife. Jus kiddin.

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  4. DrSique 15 June, 2017, 13:54

    I wonder how many people were assaulted with firearms during Deming’s tenure at the Orlando Police Department. How many were let down because cops CAN NOT protect everyone. More interesting would be to know how many victims there are because she so carelessly allowed her service pistol to be stolen. What about the twelve innocent bystanders who were wounded by NYPD Officers take down of a single murder suspect. What about the beautiful young coed who lost her life to a policeman’s bullet when he attempted to shoot the man holding her hostage. Nah, I think I will protect myself and those whom I love. No one else has a better reason to keep them safe.

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    • Green Giant 15 June, 2017, 14:38

      There is a reason NYPD can’t hit the side of the barn. 1. They are given just about no range time to practice. 2. Their service gun is set a 12 POUNDS of pull, because of all the accidental discharges they have had. Now I challenge even the BEST marksman to hit a target with a gun with 12 POUNDS of pull on the trigger. JUST STUPID.

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  5. Green Giant 15 June, 2017, 14:32

    This is what you get from a WOMAN who has willingly sold her mouth to her masters. She had NO brains or she would understand that there is NOT A WAY IN THIS WORLD that she ever protected anyone who was being assaulted attacked or murdered. The shooting at Pulse would have been greatly shorted and lives would have been saved had ANYONE in the club been armed. But then, they were all fanatic homosexuals who tend to be liberal and support GUN CONTROL. It cost them their lives.
    Folks, these puppets of the elite ONE WORLD ORDER will eventually get into the fray. They will be ordered to go out and CONFISCATE our guns. I am sure that this worthless mouth will DECLINE to do so but will send other BROWN SHIRTS out to face their deaths for trying to BREAK THE CONSTITUTION.
    You might want to pray for her. There is an outside chance that God will be able to open her mind’s eyes.

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  6. Green Giant 15 June, 2017, 14:34

    By the way. Why do YOU give her an audience. Why does anyone. IF you can silence her voice by NOT publishing what she gushes, maybe she will finally be pushed into the dust bin of history.

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    • Vinny 16 June, 2017, 13:39

      I agree….why print a word that person says. She is beyond irrelevant. Her opinion is as worthless. If she wants to do something, she should go to Chicago and clean that mess up.

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    • Carlos Perdue 17 June, 2017, 00:31

      Genius! 100 large outfits covered this, but only Codrea would ignore her she would go away. You really got me thinking here. Next time a gun control bill is about to pass, shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone! You’ll just get them more attention. It’s even more critical to keep quiet after it passes! Well, it’s important that Codrea not cover it anyway. Only Codrea’s coverage is harmful. Boy howdy, if only that Codrea hadn’t covered Fast & Furious, it would be like it never happened!

      You really should get some kind of recognition for your unique and timely observation.

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  7. R J Simmons 17 June, 2017, 11:34

    What is her position on outlawing ownership or use of large trucks, or even sedan sized cars ? Doesn’t she know that they are used in mass killings ? Perhaps she would like to pass legislation requiring that all vehicle owners get a mental health examination ? She must know that the sidewalks of our cities are packed with pedestrians at certain times. Perhaps she would like to pass legislation banning the turning of ignition keys during peak pedestrian presence (PPP). And what about kitchen knives, baseball bats, sharpened credit cards, number 2 pencils, Special Atomic Demolition Devices (SADM’s), and bicycle locks ? Let her know that there is vast fertile ground for more legislation. She shouldn’t limit herself to just firearms, there are lots of things to confiscate.

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  8. Bob 17 June, 2017, 16:04

    the 2nd Amendment clearly says “shall not be infringed”, meaning that EVERY gun control measure on the books violates the Constitution but leftists don’t care about the Constitution. They only care about disarming free people so they can impose the dictatorship they desire to command. I will NEVER surrender my right to keep and bear arms!!!!!

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  9. Nick 18 June, 2017, 09:25

    How would Demings have fared if we had the militia, instead of, too often, political departments that are allowed to enforce “ridiculous and un-workable” statutes?
    Several months back, I discussed the militia with a police officer from a nearby town. I pointed out that as police they would become “Minutemen”, the front line of militia. Going into some detail, I asked what he thought. His response without any hesitation, “Less crime”.
    Less crime would mean that those who violate the oath of office would be subject to prosecution, and not claim some sort of immunity that “We the People” never granted anyone to enact.
    I would also like to point out that when I read the second amendment, I don’t read it as “shall not be infringed.” I read it as, the legislators, bureaucrats, and judges have no authority to regulate how I defend my life, my family, and my country. I read it as “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”
    “[T]heir own government.”

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