DiFi’s assault weapons lies
Not that she’s the only one. The Clintons also have been telling “assault rifle” lies since 1994. No one with a loud-enough voice, other than the NRA, certainly no one in the Democrat media, has ever called them on it.
Comes now Ted Cruz, our newest Texas senator, to set the record straight:
“Real assault weapons—machine guns—are already functionally illegal, and they have been since 1934. [DiFi's gun bill] would have done nothing to prevent the terrible murders in Newtown, but it would limit the constitutional liberties of law-abiding citizens.”
DiFi’s life in the Leftist bubble worlds of D.C. and San Francisco has led her to try to ban tens of millions of commonly-owned AR-15s, shotguns and handguns. She’s blind to the real world of gun ownership these days, says Mr. Eddington at Shooting For Liberty:
“The popularity of guns like the [semiauto] AR-15 has exploded in the last decade, with millions of Americans using ARs for hunting, target shooting, competition, and home defense. The AR-15, a relatively uncommon rifle when I was growing up, has become mainstream among shooters.…
“The power of the gun rights movement has grown since the 1990s because gun culture has been spreading far and wide among people who defy the stereotype of what a gun rights supporter is supposed to be. Just as an anecdote, when I go to the NRA Headquarters Range in Fairfax I see blacks, whites, and Asians all shooting together—not just overweight white guys in John Deere hats.”
Will this stop DiFi? Of course not. But I doubt even she expects her proposed law to pass. She’s probably mainly trying to fire up the base for the congressional elections of 2014. Meanwhile, she’d settle for banning manufacture of 10+ round magazines, and some spineless Republicans doubtless will go along with that. Enough of them? Maybe.
And that would be a pity. Because it will only limit law-abiding people, not criminals, not the insane, and not even the body guards who protect the pols who always hold themselves immune from the laws they create for us.
The magazine makers, meanwhile, already are on double shifts making new 10+ ones that can be grandfathered in to any ban. One thing old DiFi is good for is capitalistic profits. All you have to do is keep the 10+ magazines cleaned and oiled and they’ll last for decades. So even that law is stupid.
But then, maybe, Cruz or someone like him finally will launch a workable effort to get insane monsters like the Newtown shooter off our streets and into the help they need. And take down those damned “gun-free zone” signs at school entrances. You know, a real solution to our intolerable mass killings instead of more attempted disarming of the law-abiding?
UPDATE: In New York State and Canada, defiance of new gun registration laws already is gathering strength. This is what government overreach will do. The bureaucrats, even the cops, are simply outnumbered. Molon Labe, suckers!
MORE: DiFi’s gun ban exempts herself. No surprise, really. The pols always exempt themselves from the new laws the rest of us must obey.