Well, that didn’t take long. I thought it would be at least Monday before we heard from the politicians, but I guess I forgot about the Sunday TV shows. In my post from Friday, just two days ago, I predicted that it would be 2-3 days tops before we heard about the assault weapons ban. And since then, all of the usual suspects have been coming out of the woodwork calling for everything from magazine size restrictions, to banning internet sales of ammunition and now the ever popular “assault weapons ban”.
Feinstein faced off on the gun control issue with Ron Johnson, Republican Senator from Wisconsin, on Fox News Sunday wherein she said, “Weapons of war don’t belong on the street.” The Senator from California argued that the Federal Government should put a ban on rapid-fire weapons and large magazines. She further said, “We’ve got to sit down and really come to grips on what is sold to average citizens.”
Senator Johnson insisted, “This isn’t an issue about guns. It’s about a sick, demented, evil individual. I don’t think there’s a solution for that in Washington. We need to look at families and the education system.” He further said such legislation would do little to curtail mass killings but would instead “reduce America’s freedom.” Senator Johnson argued, “This isn’t an issue about guns, this is really just an issue about sick, demented, individuals. I don’t think society can keep demented individuals from obtaining any type of weapon the want to kill people.”
Senator Feinstein continued with her rant on large magazines and military style assault rifles saying that it is time to re-instate the ban. But Senator Johnson re-iterated, “We are talking about basic freedoms, and the Constitution’s Second Amendment and I am a strong defender and believe in that”.
He said, “I would hate to see a tragedy like this used to promote a political agenda to reduce American’s freedom. Enough of our freedoms have already been taken away. We don’t want to lose any more.” Thank you Senator Johnson for your common sense approach. It is unfortunate that we can’t get liberals like Diane Feinstein to understand the logic.
But liberals have no faith in families. They believe that government is the only answer here because we are incompetent at teaching our children about life issues. What’s more, we used to have rifle marksman classes in most of our high schools, but not anymore.
Yesterday, Senator Frank Lautenberg, Democrat from New Jersey, told the Huffington Post that he already has legislation ready that he plans to introduce for that will ban the sale of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. And today he made the ridiculous comment, “No sportsman needs 100 rounds to shoot a duck.” No shit Sherlock. We use a shotgun instead. Unfortunately, he plans to introduce his legislation this next week just the same.
Yesterday too, New York Mayor Michael Doomberg started making demands that both of the Presidential candidates need to outline their policies with respect Federal gun laws.
And so it begins.
“Let no tragedy be wasted that could further our liberal agenda.” – Liberal mindset