Here are the 4 Democrats (not counting Harry Reid) who voted against the Manchin-Toomey Gun Control Bill:
Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
Max Baucus (D-Mont.)
Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)
And guess what, 3 of them are up for re-election next year. So, to the Republicans that will run against them, your message to your prospective voters is simple: “How would they vote on the same bill in 2015?”
Barack Obama is calling everyone’s bluff and is set to announce on Wednesday 19 executive orders on guns while surrounded by human political shields. Expected in the mix is another “assault”-weapons ban and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips…which is very interesting. Much like trying to get global warming cultists to tell us the exact right temperature the earth should be, I’m very curious to find out the exact right amount of bullets in a mag that is just enough, but not too much, for the benefit of society.
If nothing else, this will keep the courts busy. Some are saying, “Ah ha, now this will REALLY get the people fired up!” After this past election, I am highly dubious. Granted, people are buying guns (and don’t forget to pick up plenty of bullets) like hotcakes, but this feels very cold war to me. Does Obama really have the stones for confiscation? Are Texas and Wyoming really ready to jail federal officials?
But no matter how you slice it, this is our best example yet of Post-Constitutional America. This “little book” as Piers Morgan calls it is being eliminated little by little, EO by EO and before long it’ll all be over and the only way to get freedom back will require blood.
Thanks to David Gregory and Jeffrey Goldberg, the debate over gun-control has turned into an embarrassing display of journalistic snobbery. David Gregory was reportedly told by the D.C. police he could not brandish a high-capacity magazine on Meet The (De)Press(ed), but he did it anyway, which is a crime. He was in possession of the magazine…doesn’t matter if he was using it in a gun or not. Calls for an investigation have naturally been shouted down by the utterly worthless Howard Kurtz and Jeffrey Goldberg:
So commit those crimes folks. When you get pinched, just tell the nice policemen you were practicing journalism. Fool proof.
When we have a tragedy like that in Newtown, Connecticut people always ask “how could this happen?” yet they never ask the more pertinent question “why doesn’t it happen more often?” Man is a raging beast that is able to calm his baser instincts by living in a civil society. But even the best civilization can’t prevent an occasional breakdown whether it be via a group of men or one individual. The simple solution to most is to ban instruments of violence, casting the blame for human error on inanimate objects for allowing the weak-minded an easy avenue to act on their evil thoughts. Well, maybe, but can you eliminate all tools? Can you also get rid of knives, baseball bats…anything hard enough to crush a skull? Obviously not, but that’s taking us into a realm of advanced thought with which most people don’t wish to bother. Simple answers are always best. Be damned the what-ifs of an unarmed society.
As I knew the minute the Giffords shootings was reported, the Democrats in Congress are getting their gun-control freak on. Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, who only lives to ban guns, has introduced new legislation. Meanwhile, Congressman Robert Brady is working on a bill that would make it a crime to use language or symbols (i.e. targets) that could be seen as threatening or violent against a federal official, including of course, members of Congress.
Our friend Johnny Sac makes a brilliant point:
“If I read Common Sense in public today and substitute today’s congress/president for the king, would I go to jail?”
Needle on the irony meter just broke off: (Hat tip: Anthony Cumia)
Long time Anti-Gun Advocate State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City , N.C. about 5 p.m. Sunday, the prosecutor for the politician’s home county said.
The intruder, Kyle Blackburn, was taken to a South Carolina hospital, but the injuries were not reported to be life-threatening, according to Rex Gore, district attorney for Columbus, Bladen andBrunswick counties..
The State Bureau of Investigation and Columbus County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the shooting, Gore said. Soles, who was not arrested,declined to discuss the incident Sunday evening.
“I am not in a position to talk to you,” Soles said by telephone. “I’m right in the middle of an investigation.”
The Senator, who has made a career of being against gun ownership for the general public, didn’t hesitate to defend himself with his own gun when he believed he was in immediate danger and he was the victim.
With a GOP tidal wave coming in November, the Democrat-controlled EPA decides this would be a good time to raise the idea of banning lead bullets. That’s a crack staff they’ve got over there. Keep it up, boys!
Shannon Love over at Chicago Boyz tells us why big city mayors love gun control.
Big news today that President Obama is considering sending National Guard troops to quell violence along the Mexican border as drug runners get bolder. El Paso, Texas is no longer an ideal setting for a Steve McQueen movie. Along with neighboring Juarez, it’s becoming a murder capital.
Glenn Reynolds read over this article and sees a crack in the door leading to more gun-control:
“We expect to have a comprehensive approach to dealing with these issues of border security that will involve supporting Calderon and his efforts in a partnership, also making sure we are dealing with the flow of drug money and guns south, because it’s really a two-way situation there,” said Obama.
“The drugs are coming north, we’re sending funds and guns south,” he said. “As a consequence, these cartels have gained extraordinary power. Our expectation is to have a comprehensive policy in place in the next few months.”
Remember: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”