Three days after one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, 22 Democratic senators on Wednesday proposed a national ban on military-style weapons of the sort the Texas shooter deployed to massacre 26 people in a church on Sunday.Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both of Connecticut, were the lead co-sponsors along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.“Connecticut’s ban was a model for us in drafting this,” Blumenthal said in an interview.http://www.ctpost.com/business/article/Democratic-senators-propose-military-style-12342649.php
Do Democrats understand that there are very few firearms which cannot be accurately defined as "Military Style Weapons"? This includes most hunting rifles, which are sometimes described (by Democrats and other Gun Confiscators as "Sniper Rifles". Pistols? Revolvers? All issued to Military personnel.
(Well, of course they understand that! It's in the book; you can look it up.)
Confiscation? Not obviously on the public venue, but we can bet Registration is on the horizon, and Confiscation follows Registration as surely as Dawn follows Dusk. And the kind of bill proposed would not be possible to enforce without registration of firearms in private hands "already legally in the hands of owners". How else can they tell 'new guns" from "those already legally in the hands of owners"?
Oh, the Democrats are just eating this up with a Big Spoon!
Democratic senators propose military-style weapons ban - Connecticut Post:
The measure would ban the sale, manufacture and importation of affected new guns, but would not confiscate those already legally in the hands of owners. It covers broad classes of semiautomatic firearms including most versions of the AR-15, which the Texas shooter used, and which has been used in several mass shootings. The bill would also ban high-capacity magazines, which are also already banned in Connecticut. "Weapons of war have no place in our communities,” Blumenthal said in a written release. He defended Connecticut’s 1993 ban on military-style weapons in the state Supreme Court. “These killing machines have no purpose for self-defense or hunting and they must remain on the battlefield where they belong — not in our churches, schools and theaters,” he added in the release.So, if "weapons of war have no place in our communities", why would the good folks in Connecticut (who have already raised the "WILL NOT COMPLY!" banner high) be expected to obey another new law which is impossible to enforce without compliance ... and without protest ... and without justification?
And for that matter, why would the REST of America feel comfortable with an "Assault Weapons Ban" .. which we proved decades ago would have no meaningful benefit?
(1994 Assault Weapons Ban)
Connecticut seems an odd place to begin the confiscation of firearms. One of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut has a proud history of resisting firearms confiscation.
In 2014, news sources reported that in Connecticut a confiscation of firearms was in the works, but this turned out to not be true.
Is it possible that this is just another example of "Fake News"?
Or have both state and National officials raised the flag of confiscation, just to test the waters?
Or have they truly, under the maniacal leadership of Democratic Senators, decided that this was "the right thing to do".
CTPOST.COM reports that this is not merely a proposed state ban, but is proposed as a FEDERAL ban on "Assault Rifles":
(Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both of Connecticut, were the lead co-sponsors along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.)Three days after one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, 22 Democratic senators on Wednesday proposed a national ban on military-style weapons of the sort the Texas shooter deployed to massacre 26 people in a church on Sunday. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both of Connecticut, were the lead co-sponsors along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.“Connecticut’s ban was a model for us in drafting this,” Blumenthal said in an interview.
(Did anyone notice that it was a guy with an "Assault Weapon" who drove the rascal away?
I didn't think so.)
It hasn't been two hours since I swore to myself that I would no longer report on the Texas Church Massacre ... but our National Leaders haven't been able to demonstrate even that miniscule modicum of restraint. (At least nobody mentioned the word: "BumpStock".)
You know what I think? I think we should tar and feather the rascals, and run 'em out of town on a rail. Like they did in the old days.
Write your congress-critter. Better yet, phone his office. Tell him this is a threat to Americans in every state and that nobody who votes for this kind of shenanigans will ever be elected to public office again.
Because we're MAD AS HELL and WE"RE NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!