Never let a crisis go to waste – the Dems are FULL of gun control wishes since Las Vegas

by Skip

mandalay-bay-hotel2-shootingSome didn’t even let the bodies cool – it is Progressive partisanship at its worst.  No time for actual reflection, no time for grief, and no “safe space” for the victims’ families.  Instead, even as the bodies were still on the ground, they went full political.  AWR Hawkins has the list:

The Democrats cannot stop themselves when it comes to gun control, and proof of it lies in the fact that various Democrats—and/or Democrat surrogates—have voiced support for nine different gun controls since Sunday.

  • Ban on Bump Stocks – Sen. Dianne Feinstein is pushing this with her Automatic Fire Prevention Act. She admits that bump stocks are an accessory—that they do not convert semiautomatics into automatics—but she wants to ban them anyway. Her bill explicitly bans any accessory that allows an increase in rate of fire in short bursts but does “not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.”
  • Ban on Trigger Cranks – Sen. Feinstein’s bill bans trigger cranks too. Like the bump stock, trigger cranks are another novelty that gun owners can use to achieve short, rapid bursts of fire. Such cranks allow a gun owner to mimic automatic fire yet do not convert a semiautomatic gun into an automatic one.
  • Ban on Semiautomatic firearms – Sen. Feinstein voiced support for this ban during her appearance on Face the Nation, and the Washington Post pushed for such a ban two days later.

Read that last one again – if you have a handgun, it mostly likely is a semi-automatic handgun (versus a revolver).  Even though one was not used in Las Vegas, the Dems are going to waste a moment to take them even if you live in a low gun crime rate State like VT or NH.  So when someone says they don’t want to take your guns, tell’em to shove it where the sun don’t shine because IT IS.

  • Implementation of Universal Background Checks – Sen. Chris Murphy used his appearance on State of the Union to stress that a bump stock ban is only the beginning for Democrats. They plan to follow that ban with the implementation of universal background checks, which means private gun sales would require a background check just like retail sales. Democrats claim these checks would save lives, yet Sen. Murphy and others ignore the fact that the Vegas attacker purchased his guns via background checks, as did so many attackers before him. The real reason Democrats want universal background checks is because such checks require a gun registry to be enforceable. Therefore, the implementation of such checks would immediately lead to one more gun control: a gun registry.

And make it very easy to implement a house to house gun confiscation.  Never forget, that IS the end game regardless of the “smooth and soothing” words that folks like these (as well as those Zandra Rice-Hawkins and NH Rep Katherine Rogers here in NH).

  • Ban on “Assault Weapons” – Sen. Murphy also mentioned an “assault weapons” ban, suggesting it would be next in line after background checks. The Los Angeles Times called for an “assault weapons” ban as well.

Because: SCARY LOOKING (even it they are colored pink)!

  • Ban on “High Capacity” Magazines – The Los Angeles Times also called for a ban on “high capacity” magazines, describing them as one of the most dangerous aspects of “assault weapons.” The Times points to attacks like ones on Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and the San Bernardino County Building as justifications for an “assault weapons” ban that contains a “high capacity” magazine ban. In so doing, the Times overlooks the fact that all three attacks—Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and San Bernardino—occurred in gun-free zones. This means the attackers had no threat of armed response and could take their time, reloading as often as needed. In such scenarios magazine capacity is a moot issue.

Again, in “AR-15 land” a standard capacity mag is 30 rounds – once again Progressives want to redefine language so as to advance their agenda.  They know they can’t win unless they change what words mean.

  • Opposition to Concealed Carry – Breitbart News reported that Sen. Feinstein took time to argue against concealed carry for law-abiding citizens during her Face the Nation appearance. Speaking of concealed carry she said, “I don’t believe it’s protected by the Constitution.”
    Opposition to National Reciprocity – Sen. Feinstein also voiced opposition to the national reciprocity legislation currently pending before Congress. She said, “Well, my opinion of that bill is it’s terrible. … [Do] we want every American to feel comfortable packing a concealed weapon around the country?”

Sure do!  Stats have shown that CCW (Pistol and Revolver license here in NH even as we are now a Constitutional Carry State) holders are safer and more law abiding than police officers.

  • Australian-style Gun Ban – On Tuesday the Washington Post suggested it is time for such a ban.

Let me remind you that the last one is a mandatory gun confiscation model.  The Australians have no similar clause in their Constitution that protects their right to protect themselves and their Govt FORCED the population to “sell” their guns to them. Naturally, the criminals scoffed at them and while gun crimes went down (which they already had been falling and have mirrored our’s), they are still having gun crime problems (just like in Europe where Jihadis seem to have no problem at all in obtaining illegal and fully automatic weapons plus explosive devices despite the EU having gun laws that make Chicago, NY, and California look like pikers).

In their eyes, only The State (e.g., GOvernment) should have the Force of Arms – Feinstein has made it clear in the past that she believes that the Second Amendment is not an individual Right.

(H/T: Big Government)

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  • Michael

    “Public safety” or “for the children” is just a pretext. Progressives don’t care one iota about public safety or children or kittens or unicorns.

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