Assault weapons ban bites the dust

Untitled-1Once again, thanks Harry Reid. This time it’s for refusing to include an assault weapons ban in the Senate gun legislation.

Reid is a member of the National Rifle Association and he has caved to their rhetoric.

God forbid we should regulate guns in any way because the Second Amendment gives us the right to possess whatever firepower we want.

It’s as though our founders wanted us to be a lawless nation, shooting whomever we please because they have offended us in some way.

Having a madman shoot dozens of children is just collateral damage to these creeps. It’s better to have children tote guns to school than to take away the weapons of mass destruction from anyone.

Let’s face it, our mental health system is horribly broken. But that is not what’s causing these deaths. The vast majority of people with mental health issues are not violent. They will not take up a gun and kill everyone in sight.

But a few will, and we refuse to take away the most egregious weapon available to them.

Another point made by the NRA is that criminals won’t obey the law. Well, dufusses, that’s what makes them criminals and that’s why we arrest them and lock them up when we catch them committing crimes. Should we abolish all our laws because criminals ignore them?

And when they talk about enforcing the laws we have on the books, tell them they need to insist that Congress appoint a full-time director the the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That would go a long way in the fight to enforce the laws that haven’t already been watered down or outright repealed.

It’s time to stand up to the NRA and to take out Harry Reid.

Diane Feinstein has said she will fight for the assault weapons ban. Perhaps she would make a better majority leader. God knows she has the spine to stand up to the moneyed interests in this fight. That’s more than we can say for Harry Reid.

 

One comment

  1. Godfrey Green says:

    You are so right! There’s no more logical reasoning in the gun lobby. Any change in laws is perceived as a threat to all gun ownership. How distorted this view! Why are people not THINKING??? Nobody is threatening to take guns away from qualified gun owners!

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