The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep
and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) is standing up to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosive (ATF) and their decision to investigate Snoop Dogg, after
he appeared at Tuesday’s BET Awards in an armored vehicle surrounded by armed
CCRKBA Executive Director, Joe Waldron, questioned
why the agency isn’t also as vigilant against United States Senator, Ted Kennedy,
who pleaded guilty to leaving a fatal car crash on July 25, 1969.
"And that brings us around to Sen. Kennedy,"
Waldron said. "On July 25, 1969, he pleaded guilty to leaving the scene
of a crime, the fatal car crash at Chappaquiddick. That guilty plea under federal
gun law not only disqualifies Kennedy from owning a firearm, it also prevents
him from having an armed bodyguard."
"Kennedy has employed armed bodyguards in
the past," Waldron said. "Some years ago, Kennedy bodyguard Chuck
Stein was arrested at the Russell Senate Office Building with a handgun, two
submachine guns and 146 rounds of ammunition. In all fairness, it would seem
that ATF agents might also investigate whether Kennedy continues to have armed
bodyguards, unless, of course, they have gone to the Doggs."
Waldron was harsh on Kennedy, saying that the
two had more in common than most people observe.
"Snoop Dogg and Ted Kennedy not only have
armed bodyguards in common," Waldron observed, "they both have criminal
convictions that disqualify them from owning firearms. That probably explains
why Sen. Kennedy doesn’t want the rest of us to own a gun."
CCRKBA is an organization with more than 650,000
members and supporters nationwide and bills itself as one of the nation’s premier
gun rights organizations. The non-profit organization’s goal is to preserve
firearm freedoms by lobbying elected officials and supporting local gun rights
activists throughout the country.
"It would be a sad day, indeed, if a millionaire
rap artist was subjected to a different standard than a millionaire politician,"