Tag Archive: Federal Assault Weapons Ban

Oh, THAT Liberal Media, Part 425

I’m working on a 10-Year-Anniversary of Iraq post for, uh, two days ago. In the meantime, check out the Daily News‘s front page on the collapse of the federal assault weapons ban. Most people try to be a bit subtle in implying that people who oppose gun control are murdering children. Not the Daily News.

Oh, just to put off the usual Fox News retort, check out what Pew found on opinion vs. news … Read more

Biden Advises Law Breaking

Ladies and gentlemen, what would we do without Joe Biden. The other day, he addressed the issue of an assault weapons ban by saying that he advises his wife, while living in their “secluded” home, to defend herself with a shotgun. If she hears strange noises, she should empty both barrels into the air to scare them off.

Problem:

A sergeant with the Wilmington, Del., police department explained to U.S. News that city residents

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Kopel on Pelosi

You really should read Dave Kopel’s (PDF) prepared testimony for yesterday’s hearing on the assault weapons ban. It’s absolutely devastating to the case for it, showing that it is nebulous, far-reaching and likely to be ineffective at best.

“Doing something” is the slogan for politicians who seek merely to exploit terrible crimes for self-serving purposes. “Doing something effective” is the approach of people who want to save lives and protect the public, especially children.

The

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The Weapons Limit

Having thought about Barack Obama’s gun plan, I’m still convinced that most of it is a non-issue: the government doing what it is supposed to do with background checks and enforcing laws. The only issue that is likely to be really contentious is the assault weapons ban (and related bans on high-capacity magazines).

I oppose the ban for a number of reasons, the biggest of which is that I think it will be ineffective. There … Read more

Obama Moves On Guns

Obama is announcing his new gun policies right now. I’ll post as I get updates. There are apparently 23 executive orders. I’ve looked over them quickly and I don’t really see anything terribly objectionable. Most of it is strengthening exiting law and the background check system. Here they are, with my commentary. None would have prevented Sandy Hook. But if you’re looking to reduce gun violence overall, they do address that.

1. “Issue a presidential

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Automatic Idiocy

Not to be disuaded by crime rates that are as low as we had in the 1960′s, the gun grabbers are once again trying to grab guns in the wake of a tragedy. We’ve pawed this ground plenty, but there is something I want to get off my chest. Here you can read an idiotic editorial by famous hypocrite and all-round power-monger Elliot Spitzer calling for a ban on “semi-automatic” weapons. It includes a photo … Read more

More on the ATF scandal

Seems we have had some congressional hearings going on now on the ATF’s botched gun running scandal, and people are talking. And some of the things they are pointing out make one wonder what really was behind this supposed operation. Things like Agent Dodson’s comment that:

“We were mandated to let these guns go,” Dodson said. The program began in 2009 and abruptly ended shortly after Terry’s death Dec. 15. The weapon used to

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