“HYPOCRISY AT ITS FINEST”
February 2, 2013
A lot of us have been paying you a lot of money over the years for quite a long time so it seems to me that I have every right to comment on your recent “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013″ proposed bill to the Senate.
I’d have to say it seems an awful lot like your earlier 1994 effort on that subject and is no more sensible than the earlier effort. Can you not realize that the people of this country – Syl Stallone and a few other looney left liberal notables notwithstanding – are not going to allow the three branches of this government to wipe out a huge chunk of the Bill Of Rights like that by Legislative, Executive, or Judicial fiat??? THAT IS NOT THE WAY TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION … and I’m sure you full well know that.
All of you work for us and the Constitution is the contract we all agreed to a while back (quite a while back in fact). You johnny-come-latelys don’t get to play “Let’s Make A Deal” with that contract unless by Constitutional Amendment. Perhaps you’ve been palling around with too many of the Hollywood crowd and do not grasp that the majority of them cannot distinguish fact from fiction since they’ve been play acting most of their adult life. You, madame, should surely know better, as once before you carefully concealed the fact that you carried a concealed weapon while stumping for a ban on all weapons. I’d say that is hypocrisy at its finest.
Setting that aside, I doubt that few citizens wish to see continued mass killings of those in “gun-free zones” such as have been occurring. Do you genuinely think that creating even more such zones (in fact, the entire country) is a rational solution since it offers criminals/mentally unstable people an even greater freedom in selecting killing zones??? If you really think that, you are no longer merely ignorant, needing to be apprised of the facts, but (as a friend used to say) you are stupid – and stupid is forever!
Perhaps looking at the facts it would be better to not enrage millions of Americans who will oppose your efforts, but to alter your bill to apply only to Democrats/liberals/”progressives” since in all of the greatly publicized mass shootings recently, the shooters were Democrats/liberals/”progressives.” That would most likely reduce the carnage more than your proposed bill. Another alternative would be to insert a psychotropic drug screening program to try to prevent those users of these drugs (which comprised most of the publicized killings) from obtaining these weapons – but that undoubtedly will work no better than trying to prevent criminals from obtaining them, right???
Have you not stopped to note, for example, that in the Colorado “Batman” cinema shootings, the perp chose NOT the cinema closest to his home, NOT the one with the largest audience, but the one that advertised that it was, in fact, a gun free zone. Easy pickings, there, to someone of such a mind.
Probably the best, fastest, and most politically acceptable method of working against such mass murders is to have your bill instead allow legal and complete 50-state open carry of firearms (to minimize the on-site lifespan of mass murderers) rather than attempting – as your bill presently does – a completely disingenuous definition of any weapons having a “pistol grip” not limited to pistols (as it says in your bill) where:
“The term ‘pistol grip’ means a grip, a thumb hole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.”
Now THAT’S a real sockdolager, as Davy Crockett once said on the subject to one of my ancestors before Davy rode off from the Senate to the Alamo since Davy claimed that danged-near ANYTHING that shoots cartridges, bullets, minnie balls, etc. has some sort of contraption on it that can function as a grip. Seems like a real bit of hornswoggling there, Senator, that would allow you and your myrmidons to stand up in the Senate after your current version of the bill is passed and make that very case so that ALL weapons could be confiscated. Please rewrite your bill to be more honest, as it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature (OR the American citizenry).
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.