Banning Assault Weapons: Time For The NRA To Admit It’s All About Lifestyle
Some guy named Aaron Epple writes:
When George W. Bush quietly allowed the federal assault weapons ban expire in 2004
Wait. George W. Bush allowed the ban to expire? How? Did he veto the bill extending it?
That’s right. No bill made it out of Congress. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act was voted down 8-90 in the Senate with an amendment to extend the AWB. The bill, without the amendment, passed 65-31, the following year.
Okay. Next sentence:
When Jared Loughner killed six people in 15 seconds with a Glock 9 equipped with a thirty-round magazine last month
Wait. A Glock 9? With a 30-round magazine? The weapon was a Glock 17 and he had a 33-round magazine.
This guy can’t even do the most basic simple research into his lead paragraph, yet he feels like he’s in a position to tell all the rest of us which parts of our God-given and Constitutionally-protected rights us citizens should be allowed to exercise.
The rest of his column pretty much goes downhill from there.
This is a gem from Susan in the comments section, though:
He has set out what those of us who don’t buy into the gun culture think about the subject.
To which Murdoc responded:
Yes he has. He starts his argument with statements about what happened that are just plain uninformed and show that he didn’t spend ten seconds on the internet to learn anything before deciding to tell everyone else which parts of which God-given Constitutionally-protected rights they should be allowed to have.
I’d say that he has EXACTLY set out what those who don’t buy into the so-called “gun culture” think.