Speaking of inches and miles

guncontrolpartnershipRight after the Las Vegas murders, almost before the bodies had cooled to ambient temperature, Democrats were falling all over themselves about banning bump stocks and a number of folks on the Right started to agree with them.  And then of course, they just couldn’t help themselves – the Democrats couldn’t just leave it at that. Like a tiger who can’t change their spots, the Progressive Civilian Disarmament crew decided that given that inch, they were going to take more.

House Democrats have introduced a number of new gun control measures in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas. Among the proposals are HR.3962 to ban online ammunition salesH.R. 4025 requiring gun dealers to report the sale of two or more rifles to the same person in a five-day period, and HR. 4052, which would ban magazines able to hold greater than 10 rounds. “Several of my colleagues and I have introduced commonsense legislation that, if enacted, would reduce gun violence and the tragic impact it has on our communities,” said U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, the New Jersey Democrat sponsoring the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act.

Yep, the tired litany of stuff that the Dems peddle all the time.  While these get trotted out after almost every mass shooting (except after a typical weekend / month in Chicago), two things are clear:

  • It’s the same tired stuff over and over
  • None of them would have solved each “event” problem.

Paddock acquired his firearms over the space of a year or so, so the waiting period restriction would have solved this beforehand….how?  Dems have this obsession with the number 10 (so does my two year old grandson but that I can at least understand) as if it were a magical incantation.  30 round mags are standard with AR-15, AK-47s, and the like.  15 rounds, give or take a few, are standard for double stack handgun mags.  Yet we see, once again, Dems wanting to change definitions of our common language for political advantage.  A drum magazine?  Yeah, that’s getting into the “high capacity” area.  Belt fed is high capacity but certainly wasn’t used in this case. And there is NO evidence that Paddock bought his ammo online.

Once again, solutions to problems that don’t exist – except as a way for Democrats to harass legal and law abiding citizens as they are in California by legislating the Second Amendment into oblivion:

Coleman’s proposal is much like a state law approved last year by voters in California in the respect that it would require federally licensed ammo dealers to directly confirm the identity of those buying ammo over the Internet by verifying a photo I.D. in-person. Also, the measure would require the vendor to report any individual sales of more than 1,000 rounds in a five-day period to the U.S. Attorney General. Garnering 29 co-sponsors, all Democrat, the measure has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Why do they hate us so much? Oh yeah.  Freedom.  We like to exercise it.  Do they ever compare themselves to the Redcoats of Lexington and Concord?

My question is, given the Republican example of voting to repeal Obamacare while Obama was Prez (e.g., a meaningless vote), is this pile on just another example but from the Left?  They certainly know that Republicans aren’t going to let any of these go through and get signed – so is this lemming behavior just an exercise in money-tree shaking / fund raising?

While the latter may be true, I do believe it is a matter that they do hate us.  After all, we present an existential threat to their god -> Government.

(H/T: Bearing Arms)

by Skip

Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small “L” libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America’s Founders back into our culture again.