"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The War On Our Rights Continues Unabated

Will Malven

 . . . and again.

Lautenberg, McCarthy propose high-capacity clip ban

By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg and New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy said Tuesday that they have introduced companion bills to ban high-capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

The proposal from the two Democrats is part of a broad set of gun controls President Obama has vowed to push for in his second term, following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month.

"It is clearer than ever that there is no place in our communities for military-style supersized magazines like those used inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Aurora, and in Tucson, and I will keep working to reinstate the ban on them," said Mr. Lautenberg.
Sigh . . .

I'll just reprint here what I commented on the thread.

Why do cops need high capacity magazines if citizens don't?
  • Are the criminals cops encounter on the streets any more dangerous than those citizens encounter?  
  • Are the home invaders cops encounter any more dangerous than the home invaders citizens encounter?  
  • Are the bank robbers cops encounter any more dangerous than the those the customers encounter?
Do we really, as a society, want the cops better armed than the citizens? 
  • How many videos do you have to see of police over stepping the bounds and assaulting citizens or violating their rights?
  • How many homeowners have been killed or brutalized by police bursting in on the wrong house? 
  • How many people's dogs have been killed by cops invading the wrong address?
Don't people realize the the most common use of excessive force is not by a citizen against a citizen, but by the police against a citizen, criminal or not?

I don't think that all cops are bad, quite the opposite.  But enough of them are, enough of them don't mind bullying the citizens who pay the taxes which pay their salaries to make any sane person concerned.

I believe most cops are decent, hard-working people who have chosen to perform an tough job, but I also believe they are human beings with the same failings and weaknesses every human has and the temptations they face--drug money, bribery money, illegal stashes of cash--are sometimes to great to pass up.

We have chosen to place our lives in their hands.  Are we to do so blindly, without even the means to protect ourselves if we have made a mistake?

When politicians don't fear their constituents, when  those who owe their positions of power to us no longer respect or fear us, what makes you think that their armed representatives will respect us?

Are you people so stupid that what happened last century in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Timur and hundred different places doesn't have any meaning to you?

Do you really believe "It can't happen here?"

Are you really that naive?

Are you really so gullible as to believe that Obama, the Democrats, and the Republicans have nothing but your best interests at heart?

Are you really willing to bet your life, the lives of your children, your future and your children's futures on that?

. . . REALLY? 

Ya wanna bet?

By the way:
  • Did you know that Seung-Hui Cho, at Virginia Tech had two guns, one, his Glock 19, held 15 rounds/magazine and the other, a Walther P22, held--you guessed it--10 rounds/magazineDidn't seem to make much difference.
  • Did you know that Eric Harris, at Columbine, used
    • a Savage-Springfield 67H pump-action shotgun that he fired 25 times (that's 8 reloads)
    • and a Hi-Point 995 carbine that was 1994 Assault Weapons Ban compliant.  It held only 10 rounds/magazine (he just carried 13 magazines)
    .  Dylan Klebold used
    • an Itratec TEC-9 with 52, 32, and 28 round magazines
    • a Stevens 311D 12-guage double barreled shotgun
    Only the Intratec had high capacity magazines.  They also had 99 IED's.  The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban was in full enforcement.  Didn't seem to make much difference.
  • Did you know that Jeffrey Weisse, at Red Lake used a .22 pistol, a Glock 23--13 rounds/magazine, and a Remington Model 870 shotgun which holds 6 round in a columnar magazine.  Didn't seem to make much difference.
When victims are unarmed, it doesn't matter if the magazine holds 30 rounds or 10 rounds, the result is the same.

The one thing all of these events and every other mass killing has had in common, besides the shooter being mentally disturbed, is that they all have occurred at "gun-free zones."

Hey!  Lautenberg, McCarthy, if you want to save lives, pass a law outlawing "gun-free zones."

It's not about saving people's lives, it's about controlling people's lives.

One last thing, will somebody tell these Beltway know-it-all "journalists" that the word is MAGAZINES, NOT CLIPS.  I thought these clowns were supposed to be "smart."

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

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