Thursday, January 8, 2009

The first step a tyrant takes is disarming the people.

It looks like that step is about to be taken.

"The submission is H.R. 1022 by New York Democrat Carolyn McCarthy and 67 co-sponsors. It was introduced in February 2007 and the next month referred to the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, where it has
stayed."

Not surprising, there--they knew they had same chance of getting it passed as the ice dog's chance chasing the asbestos cat through hell, to paraphrase Robert Heinlein.

"But that could change in the 111th Congress, sworn in today. And Korwin said the plan would allow the U.S. Attorney General – possibly Holder – to add to the list of guns banned to the public any 'semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the Attorney General.'"

Umm...what? That kind of bans every semi-auto larger than .22. And I have a whole bunch of guns larger than .22. So does my husband. (By the way, these aren't all we have, so don't get any ideas.)

"'Note that … Holder … wrote a brief in the (District of Columbia) Heller case supporting the position that you have no right to have a working firearm in your own home,' Korwin said."

What part of "shall not be infringed" do they not understand?

"In making this determination, the bill says, 'there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a firearm procured for use by the United States military or any federal law enforcement agency is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, and a firearm shall not be determined to be particularly suitable for sporting purposes solely because the firearm is suitable for use in a sporting event.'"

Every last one of my guns, except for my .22 pistol and rifles, and my .380, is military surplus. Each and every one (except for one which wasn't properly cared for long before it came into my possession) is superbly accurate. I use them for hobby shooting: taking my time and aiming each shot at the local conservation department gun range. Their incredible accuracy and militarily precise triggers make them eminently suited to sporting purposes, whether that is poking holes in paper or poking holes in game animals.

This is nothing more than a blatant attempt to disarm the people so that the government can do as it wishes without fear of its populace.

It's kind of scary to see my government following in the jackboot steps of Stalin, Mao, and Castro.

2 comments:

  1. McCarthy is just a NY nutjob.

    I'm actually not too worried about this issue. Unlike in some times past, most of the current crop of Dembulbs (many of them blue dogs) is from pro-gun areas. They are in office only because people were unhappy with Bush and the economy. And most, I think, are pro-gun, and even if they aren't they are well aware how quickly they would be thrown out if they got stupid on the issue.

    So I'm not too worried about it. Not TOO much, anyway.

    But I'm staying aware and informed.

    WV: tanded: What those blue dog dems will be if they get stupid.

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  2. I certainly hope you're right. As my other half pointed out earlier, each and every gun in the country can be argued as having "military" origins.

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