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The SF Examiner is crying over the upcoming death of the "assault weapons" ban.

Boo hoo.

Remember all the upset with Bush when he said that he would sign a renewal?

I said that it didn't matter, because he knew that there would never be a bill to sign. It still looks that way. Whether his pledge to sign it will still hurt him politically still remains to be seen, of course, but I can't imagine the gun-rights activists being indifferent to a Kerry-Edwards presidency.

Posted by Rand Simberg at July 06, 2004 09:24 AM
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"Gun control is clearly one of America's most polarizing issues. Urban areas demand protection from gang members running rampant. Rural states fiercely defend their Second Amendment right to recreational shooting."

Recreational shooting? What does the 2nd Amendment have to do with recreational shooting?

Posted by Big D at July 6, 2004 10:09 AM

Well, recreational shooting is a good way to maintain firearm handling and use skills which presumably would be useful to fulfilling the 2nd admendment.

Also there's the matter of whether the Federal government should have a say in the use (or even misuse) of firearms unless granted by a constitutional mandate.

Posted by Karl Hallowell at July 6, 2004 12:27 PM

John Kerry says he is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment becuase he supports the rights of hunters but supports the banning of 'Assault Weapons".

1) The words 'hunting' or 'sporting' appear nowhere in or near the 2nd Amendment.

2) Is it the 'Right ot Keep and Bear Arms' or the 'Right to Keep and Bear Politically acceptable arms'?

Advocating banning any firearm while paying lip service to the second amendment is as dinsingenious as paying lip service to the first and supporting the banning of controversial speech or religions and smacks or raw hypocracy.

Posted by Michael Puckett at July 6, 2004 03:44 PM

Typical disinformation in that article.

Tommy Guns weren't banned in 1936, they were RESTRICTED! Big difference!

If you have the money and live in a class three friendly state, you too can buy a Tommy Gun if you have a clean background.

You have to have a clean background and can pay a $200 tax stamp fee and pay for the weapon, you can own one too.

Posted by Mike Puckett at July 6, 2004 06:18 PM

Puckett stole my thunder, at any rate, the supposed basis of this whole issue is verbal crap. They are not interested in safety, child, adult or any other kind.

When will people begin see that the first step any totalitarian regime takes is to do away with guns. And if the Dumbocrats aren't trying for a socialist / totalitarian government, I'll eat my SKS and my 1000 rounds of ammo! I'm with Heston, they can have my gun when....!! It may be a cliche', but its also a defiant cliche'!!

Let Ted Kenedy, The Johns, Edwards and Kerry, and Rosie O'Boygeorge, and their ilk, come and try to get my guns. Here pansies, pansies, pansies!

Posted by Steve at July 7, 2004 07:59 AM

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