Sometimes we have to belabor the obvious, to reach the 2% who just don't "get it" without having everything spelled out for them.
Like all the foo-fra over Maloney's latest "outlandish measure".
Of course it's impossible. So we should not be treating it like it was a legitimate attempt to pass a bill.
Part of her proposal is for her own self-aggrandization; part to show her constituents that she's "trying to do something about the Gun Problem", and part just to bait the NRA.
Since the NRA *and its members* would be better served to ignore the professional politician [but they didn't], they fell right into her trap.
She can SHOW she's "doing something", can SHOW that the NRA can't do anything, and SHOW that she's important because she has the NRA dancing on her strings like a clumsy marionette.
As of today, I score it Maloney 3, NRA zero
Just looking at the following NRA release (an excellent example of over-explaining the obvious),
I wonder if we aren't as dumb ... or at least as easily manipulatable ... as we think she is,
America's 1st Freedom | Another Helping Of Maloney Baloney:
Now Maloney has introduced an outlandish measure in the U.S. Congress—H.R. 2380—requiring that within five years, all newly manufactured handguns sold in the country include technology enabling only authorized users to fire the gun. That’s quite startling when you consider that proven technology of that kind doesn’t even exist. H.R. 2380 would also require that existing handguns be retrofitted with similar technology within 10 years of the measure's passage. With the wide variety of handguns made and sold over the past many decades, such an undertaking would, of course, be impossible. The result of such legislation would simply be outlawing all of those currently owned handguns.When I was a journalism minor in college, my instructor told me:
"It's all about Column Inches, Son; don't ever forget that."
I didn't. Didn't like it. Went into computers instead of journalism.
Now where am I? (Duh!)