When a “Right” isn’t actually a “Right”: Border Wall Contractors Request Right to Carry Guns

Why does anyone have to ask if they can exercise a constitutional right?

 

A contractor bidding on President Trump’s border wall wants to know if authorities will “rush in” to protect his crew if they come under “hostile fire” during construction, according to an Associated Press story reported by Yahoo News.

Another contractor asked if the federal government could suspend California and other states’ anti-gun laws to allow employees to carry guns, and indemnify them from liability if they are forced to use them.

Since bids were due on Tuesday — and the politics over the construction of the wall are heating up — it should come as no surprise that company owners are concerned for the safety of their employees.

The Chicago Tribune reports that a U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that “four to 10 bidders are expected to be chosen to build prototypes” in San Diego.

The threat of possible violence is very real, as armed Border Patrol Agents are attacked every day — including three times in a single day last month.

Read the whole thing here: Border Wall Contractors Request Right to Carry Guns – Breitbart

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