2/04/2013

Senate doesn't seem interested in Assault Weapon Ban, will push for expanded background checks

From CNN:
President Barack Obama on Monday reiterated his call for a comprehensive package of steps against gun violence as the focus on possible Senate legislation appeared to narrow to expanded background checks and limited ammunition magazines, rather than a ban on semi-automatic rifles that mimic assault weapons. . . . 
Reid told ABC on Sunday that he backed expanding background checks to private gun sales at shows and other steps, but he refused to endorse a ban on what are called assault-style rifles modeled after military weapons. . . .

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Blogger Blaine Holzer said...

Why does anyone NEED an AR-15?

This senario, unfortunately, is increasing in frequency: You are home with your family (wife/partner, and two little ones). You hear intruders as they bang on your door. They want money and drugs - then (they promise) they'll "let you live". You've called 911. They'll get a black & white there soon. Twenty minutes - tops! The bad guys (2, 3, 4 of them?) start breaking your front door in as you lead your family into the "safe room". Question: WHAT DO YOU WANT IN YOUR HANDS?

NONE of the people who want to shove these laws down our thoats by force will EVER have to fear that happening to them. I don't know about you, but that pisses me off.

2/04/2013 9:28 PM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Background checks are the most insidious form of banning private ownership of guns. All the politicans have to do is create more excuses for one not being allowed to purchase.

2/06/2013 12:00 PM  
Blogger Blaine Holzer said...

Martin, thank you for pointing that out! When someone says "surely, you're for 100% background checks aren't you? I mean you have nothing to hide, right?" I will now answer "Sure, if you will admit we should reintroduce 'literacy' tests for voting, as well" -- Oh, you don't want to? -- Why is that?

2/06/2013 12:52 PM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Come to think of it Blaine, lets suppose that they do create more excuses to deny a purchase. What if you were charged with a crime for the simple attempt to exercise your right? Fines, possible jail time, might even catch a felony charge which would destroy careers, etc.

Nice observation on the Jim Crow voting laws! We should try that angle.

2/08/2013 1:56 PM  

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