The gun-grabbing control freak enemy, emboldened by Obama’s tirades, have moved on several fronts. Seeing blocks in the way at the federal level, NYC Mayor “Nanny” Bloomberg and his minions have involved themselves in an election effort in Illinois (hardly the “Home of the Free”).
Meanwhile, the people’s representatives in Colorado have advanced an amended magazine ban bill. In an effort to ensure passage, they increased acceptable magazine capacities to 15 rounds from ten – showing that the actual number isn’t the issue; telling the public what to do is.
A silly editorial says that magazine bans won’t really make Colorado that strict; after all, look at NY, NJ and the People’s Republic of California.
In the “Galactically Stupid” Department, a news story ran telling us how Senator Feinstein’s (D-CA) gun ban actually protects certain guns. I’m not sure how a silly government bureaucrat can protect any gun – or anything else – but I think the “English as a Second Language” scribe who penned the story meant that certain guns are specifically not banned for possession by us peons . . . at the moment.
Meanwhile, the number of stories depicting how citizens use guns to defend themselves increases. How is this possible? Local news services run the stories, they get picked up and mentioned on Twitter, internet forums, and various social media. People seeing the stories spread them. The state-run media wont.
In Emily Miller’s opinion column in The Washington Times, the move to a nationwide Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) reciprocity bill has been renewed in Congress. You might remember that the US House passed a bill last session that miraculously was ignored by the Senate and died with the last session. Perhaps the NRA (the bill’s authors) will wisely decide to forget that really bad idea. Correspondent Stephen Wenger, whose Defensive Use of Firearms book and website should be required reading, refers to federal intervention in state concealed carry permits as a Trojan Horse. His (justified) concern is that federal permission allows them access to concealed carry standards and requirements. Land of Fruits and Nuts Senator Boxer (D-CA), the other half of the horrific California Senatorial henhouse, is likewise re-running her proposal that does exactly that without waiting for reciprocity. Hey NRA, do what Ford did with the engineers that designed the Edsel. Don’t fire the guys that worked on that bill, reassign them somewhere that they wont be even thinking about giving Washington more power.
Oh well, tomorrow will be another day for the gun-goonies to launch another attack on the Second Amendment and advance another step toward unbridled tyranny.