Gun Laws Are Only For Some People

On September 21, The Epoch Times reported the following:

An armed man accused of posing as a federal marshal at an event attended by Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., was charged with misdemeanors according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office.

Adrian Paul Aispuro, 44, was initially booked on a felony gun charge Sept. 15 and is being held on $35,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Information Center.

According to the office of the city attorney, he is charged with carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, and impersonating an officer, which all carry misdemeanors.

Are we supposed to believe that if this man had been at a Biden rally (if there is such a thing) that the charge would have been a misdemeanor? This happened in California where there are supposed to be strict gun laws. Aren’t there also strict penalties for violating those gun laws?

The article notes:

In July, Mr. Kennedy said his request for Secret Service protection as a presidential candidate was denied by the Department of Homeland Security.

“Since the assassination of my father in 1968, candidates for president are provided Secret Service protection,” Mr. Kennedy wrote on X. “But not me.”

According to U.S. law under ”18 USC 3056A,” the U.S. Secret Service is tasked to provide protection to “major presidential and vice presidential candidates and, within 120 days of the general Presidential election, the spouses of such candidates.”

The secretary of the Department for Homeland Security (DHS), currently Alejandro Mayorkas, is tasked with identifying “major” candidates in a presidential race in consultation with the Speaker of the House, the House minority leader, the majority and minority leaders of the Senate, and one additional member selected by the other members of the committee, which as a whole isn’t answerable to the incumbent president.

DHS has yet to comment on its decision.

I really don’t like the way the Biden administration does things. Even if they don’t approve of a candidate, they should be giving him Secret Service protection–particularly considering the history of the Kennedy family.

Protecting The Deep State

President Trump is not the only person running for President who is a threat to the deep state. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., has made inroads in the Democrat primary and would not be a President who would be easily controlled. It is interesting that the Biden administration has so far denied Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Secret Service protections (article here).

On Saturday, Newsweek reported:

Police arrested an armed man falsely claiming to be part of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.‘s security team in Los Angeles on Friday night. It happened outside a venue where the Democratic 2024 presidential candidate was giving a speech and just two miles away from where his father, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was assassinated in 1968.

The incident took place by the Wilshire Ebell Theatre where Kennedy was delivering an address to mark Hispanic Heritage Month. Kennedy posted a photograph of the man who was detained while wearing an Emergency Medical Service top and dark sunglasses, on X, formerly known as Twitter. Kennedy said the man was “carrying a U.S. Marshal badge” and had stated he was part of his security.

While Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has struggled to challenge President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination, he has picked up considerable conservative support, thanks to his promotion of discredited conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccines.

Keep in mind when reading this article that it was posted in Newsweek. The comment about discredited conspiracy theories is unnecessary and inaccurate.

Considering the Kennedy family history, Robert F. Kennedy should have been provided Secret Service protection immediately when he announced that he was running for President.

This Seems Illogical To Me

On Saturday, Townhall reported that he Biden administration has refused to give Secret Service protection to presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. This is ironic at best because the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Sr., was the event that triggered providing Secret Service protection to presidential candidates. Meanwhile, there were a number of government vehicles and security agents that accompanied Hunter Biden to court last week.

The article reports:

“Since the assassination of my father in 1968, candidates for president are provided Secret Service protection. But not me,” RJK Jr. wrote on Twitter.

He added that the “typical turnaround time for pro forma protection requests from presidential candidates is 14 days. After 88 days of no response and after several follow-ups by our campaign, the Biden Administration just denied our request.”

…In response from the Biden Administration, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, “I have determined that Secret Service protection for Robert F Kennedy Jr is not warranted at this time.”

Biden’s challenger said his request included a 67-page report from the “world’s leading protection firm, detailing unique and well-established security and safety risks aside from commonplace death threats.”

RFK Jr’s father was assassinated in 1968 at a Los Angeles hotel. Five years earlier, his uncle, President John Kennedy, in 1963 was also assassinated.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., has been a bit of a thorn in the side of the Biden administration. He has previously testified before Congress regarding the censorship that the Biden administration routinely practices.

Definitely A “Get Out The Popcorn” Moment

On Friday, The Patriot Journal reported that next month Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., will appear before Congress to discuss his experiences with censorship and free speech. C-SPAN just got very interesting. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s presidential campaign represents a serious challenge to the Democrat establishment. He can be hard to listen to because of a genetic speech defect, but he is definitely one of the more sane candidates in the Democrat party.

The article reports:

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will testify before House Republicans’ Weaponization of the Federal Government Select Subcommittee. He will be discussing how social networks, in league with Democrats, removed his posts that were critical of the COVID vaccines.

Kennedy has long been critical of government-mandated vaccines. Even before COVID, he challenged men like Fauci for evidence that the many vaccines pushed onto children by the government are safe.

RFK has been repeatedly censored by Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Even as recently as last weekend, YouTube took down an interview of RFK from Jordan Peterson’s channel.

Clearly, the left is terrified of what Kennedy has to say. He comes from a well-known and beloved American family. He is offering an alternative to the fearmongering and hysteria of the liberal narrative on vaccines and politics.

I have very mixed emotions about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. as a candidate. There were many good things his father and uncle did for America. However, during the presidency of John Kennedy, there were things going on that would be totally unacceptable now. John Kennedy’s various affairs, which the media kept secret at the time, would be a problem today. The illegal surveillance carried out by J. Edgar Hoover that was an open secret would not be acceptable today. I also have questions about the role Robert F. Kennedy, Sr., played in the death of Marilyn Monroe. The Kennedy family is not known for being one of America’s most law-abiding families. I lived in Massachusetts for 35 years; I am familiar with the family. However, the candidacy of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., may actually partially clean up the Democrat party. My impression of RFK is that he sincerely wants to make a positive difference to America. It will be interesting to watch his appearance before Congress.